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Jolien Kruit


Jolien has been working at Van Traa since 2005. She is specialised in maritime law and related international private law issues. She regularly publishes and lectures on various maritime law subjects.

After completing her master studies in Leiden, she went on to do a Master in Maritime Law in Southampton (2005). In 2017, Jolien obtained her PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam with her dissertation 'General Average, Legal Basis and Applicable Law'. Prior to this, in 2004, she had already published the book ‘General average and the presence of fault’.

The Legal500 Europe has referred to Jolien as a 'Next generation lawyer on Transport' in The Netherlands in their 'Guide to up-and-coming lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa'. Furthermore, Jolien is recommended by Chambers Europe, Transportation (2019 Edition):

"Particularly well known for her expertise in general average, Jolien Kruit  is regarded by one impressed client as "the most knowledgeable in the Netherlands" in this respect. "She knows how to bring her legal knowledge across in a very clear and understandable way," according to clients. She advises cargo owners on claims for damages following shipping accidents."

Jolien is a member of the Dutch Association for Transport Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vervoerrecht (NVV)), member of the board of the NVV General Average Committee (Averij-grossecommissie van de NVV) and a member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association).

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Agenda Sessions

  • Introduction to general average