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Vivian is a litigation specialist bringing her experience in the Dutch Civil and Criminal Court as a former judge and public prosecutor to bear in complex proceedings reaching efficient and creative solutions. Before joining the legal profession, Vivian completed officer training at the Royal Dutch Institute for the Navy and subsequently worked as an officer of the Operations/Navigation Service with the Royal Dutch Navy. She studied Public International Law at the University Utrecht. Vivian specialises in emergency response in the shipping and energy sectors, including salvage, collisions, fire and explosion, limitation of liability, wreck removal, piracy, the arrest of ships and both civil and criminal pollution liabilities with respect to seagoing vessels, inland waterway vessels and yachts. She acts for charterers, traders, shipowners, H&M underwriters and P&I clubs on charter party, bill of lading, offshore and general maritime issues including questions regarding the law of the sea (UNCLOS III). Vivian also deals with insurance coverage and other shipping and energy-related commercial and contractual disputes. Vivian is a member of the Legal Committee of the International Association for the representation of the mutual interests of the inland shipping and the insurance and for keeping the register of inland vessels in Europe. She is also one of the lecturers of the professional education for advocaten teaching civil law. She regulary teaches and gives workshops on subjects concerning civil and procedural law as well as topics regarding Public International Law such as immunities. She is a board member of WISTA the Netherlands. She is mentioned on the list of arbitrators of UNUM Transport Arbitration & Mediation.

Vivian van der Kuil

Vivian van der Kuil



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Lawyer; Partner

+31 88 253 5452


+31 6 53 86 25 16




Transport & Energy