Entries by Richard van 't Zelfde

Webinar: Arresting developments – debt recovery

On 14 January 2021 more than 260 participants watched the Webinar ‘Arresting developments, Debt recovery’ organised by ITIC. Our partner Richard van ‘t Zelfde was one of the three speakers and discussed the possibility of ship arrests in the Netherlands. Watch here for the full video of the Webinar to learn more on ship arrests […]


Dutch repairyard not liable for damage to Noah’s Ark

On 16 October 2019 the Rotterdam Court rendered an interesting judgment on the Dutch General Yardconditions “VNSI” (ECLI:NL:RBROT:2019:8389). The Owners of a 70 meter long wooden replica of the Ark of Noah contracted with a Dutch shiprepair yard for some repairwork. To the repaircontract the Dutch General Yardconditions “VNSI” applied. During the execution of the work […]


Liability for stevedore damage under Dutch law

The Dutch courts regularly deal with cases in which shipowners / charterers hold stevedores liable for damage to a vessel. In some cases, the liability of the stevedore can be based (quite easily) on provisions of the Terminal Service Agreement in place with the stevedore. In other cases, in particular when having to base the […]