About Taco van der Valk

Taco van der Valk is a partner and lawyer at AKD. Although well-versed in general issues of transport and trade law, Taco mainly focuses on contentious and non-contentious shipping and transport matters, such as bills of lading, charter parties, cargo claims, ship’s agency.

Taco has specialist knowledge of complex transnational litigation, such as the limitation of shipowners’ liability, insolvency and arbitration. His work also covers the arrest of ships and aircraft and the international law of the sea.

In addition to his legal practice Taco was the secretary to the board of editors of the Dutch maritime and transport law journal, Schip en Schade, for almost twenty years. He also regularly lectures on maritime and transport law issues.

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  • Leiden University: Dutch Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Association of Average Adjusters
  • Commissie Rotterdams Garantieformulier
  • Comité Maritime
    International (membre titulaire)
  • European Maritime Law Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Dutch Association for International Law
  • Dutch Association of Transport Law Advocates
  • Dutch Transport Law Association
  • Rotterdam Lawyers Society
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AKD's rankings in Chambers Europe 2020 even better than last year's rankings

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A beautiful recognition of the efforts of our lawyers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.