Transport and logistics

As a "Rotterdam law firm", Ploum is of course very active in the transport & logistics sector. This sector is one of the most important engines of the Dutch economy. The companies in this sector face major challenges. Laws and regulations are becoming increasingly strict, for example in the areas of environment, safety and privacy. Important social developments such as Brexit, digitisation and the energy transition will have a major impact on this sector. In Rotterdam, the Second Maasvlakte offers opportunities, but also challenges, while congestion continues to keep the port in its grip.

Ploum's specialists are there for you both in difficult times and in periods of growth. We act among other things for transhipment companies, transport companies, logistics service providers, storage companies, forwarders, shipping companies, shipyards, producers and distributors of means of transport, logistics employment agencies, and other service providers in the sector. Ploum is a multidisciplinary law and notary firm, which can assist your company in all important developments in the legal field. You can contact us for:

  • Permits, Environment & Safety: advice on environmental legislation and permits, including important developments such as BRZO, the activity decision
  • M&A: mergers, acquisitions and collaborations within the transport&logistics sector; for example, in the past year we have assisted an international transport company in the acquisition of a Dutch transport company with more than 300 trucks, and a container terminal with an investment in a logistics service provider
  • IT, procurement law and privacy
  • Competition law: from advice on competition law to guidance on dawn raids by the authorities
  • Contracts: drafting and assessing commercial contracts
  • Procedures: guidance and representation in proceedings and arbitrations
  • Rental law
  • Notarial: establishment of companies, transfer of shares, amendments to the articles of association, legalisations, proxies.


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"The transport and logistics team at Rotterdam-based Ploum draws on strength from its corporate, IT, banking and employment offerings to provide advice around regulations, litigation and international trade matters. Jikke Biermasz is experienced in transport law, customs law, anti-dumping issues and trade-regulatory law; Marijn van Tuijl acts for carriers, terminals, warehousing companies and insurers on compliance and disputes; and Albert Wiggers is recommended for transport-related M&A." - Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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