About Sebastiaan Moolenaar

Sebastiaan Moolenaar is a trade and transport attorney-at-law and partner at AKD who specialises in international commercial matters. Sebastiaan advises on and litigates commercial contracts up and down the supply chain.

Sebastiaan's clients are international entities with cross-border distribution or agency networks. He also assists commodities traders and foreign companies that wish to set up base in the Netherlands to sell their products or services throughout Europe.

Globally operating companies rely on Sebastiaan to advise them on compliance with their supply chain due diligence obligations, and to provide assistance in the event of private parties (creditors, lenders, logistics service providers) or government authorities (through export controls, sanctions, customs enforcement) causing value chain disruptions.

International commerce calls for insight into international developments that affect the business community, and for specialist, integrated knowledge of the constantly evolving transnational trade patterns. Companies operating in this environment face a broad range of legal issues, such as contract negotiation and drafting, terminating (continuing performance) contracts, and settling trade disputes through arbitration or litigation. With a pragmatic approach and a keen eye for commercial relationships and interests, Sebastiaan provides the assistance they need.

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More about

  • Utrecht University: International civil and private law
  • King’s College London: LL.M in International Commercial Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Union Internationale des Avocats:

    • Director of Congresses
    • Former Director of Commissions, and chair of the UIA Private International Law Commission
  • Committee International Private law [Commissie Internationaal Privaatrecht]


Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Sebastiaan Moolenaar has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Transport and trade law


Based on this registration, Sebastiaan is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.