Transport & Logistics

Companies in and around the Port of Rotterdam are facing multiple challenges. One such issue concerns the construction of the Maasvlakte 2 port, which will allow container transhipment companies to expand, but at the same time will see foreign competition increase.

Connections to the hinterland are another constant focus of attention. It is no coincidence that the Transport & Logistics sector team works primarily from NautaDutilh’s Rotterdam office. You could say that the port is our backyard. We speak the language, we are part of the network, and we are on ‘first name terms’ with the local authorities. Combined with our professional capabilities this places us in a position where we can be of huge added value to shipping companies, air and rail transport companies as well as transport, container and warehousing companies. We also provide our services to organisations that play an indirect role in the sector, such as central and local government, banks and insurance companies. Our firm is a true multimodal hub: the place to go for all legal solutions, serving all players in the Transport & Logistics sector.

Our core activity is assisting with mergers, acquisitions and financing, but we’re more than ready to depart from the beaten track and come up with surprising, innovative advice on issues such as commercial contracts and disputes. Our lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisers work together in multidisciplinary teams, with a strong focus on knowledge sharing and innovation with and for our clients. For example, we regularly bring parties together to share challenges, experiences and solutions. All in order to be able to offer each the best conceivable solution.