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Stephan Geense

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E s.geense@ploum.nl

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Stephan Geense

Advocaat

Stephan is an attorney at law and member of the Customs, Trade & Logistics team at Ploum.

Expertise

Stephan mainly advises and litigates on matters concerning trade and logistics. Stephan has extensive expertise in logistics and transport matters, representing carriers, terminals, forwarding agents, warehousing companies and their insurers.

Background

Stephan graduated from the Erasmus School of Law in February 2009. He obtained a master degree in Civil law and specialized in trade & transport law. After obtaining his master degree, Stephan worked for six years as a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Erasmus School of Law at the commercial law department. Stephan’s research focused on the law of damages and transport law. The topic of his PhD dissertation is the compensation of consequential loss in transport law.

In February 2016 Stephan changed career path and joined a Rotterdam boutique law firm with a focus on maritime law.  In November 2019 Stephan joined the customs, trade & logistics team at Ploum.

Stephan combines his work as an attorney with his work as a lecturer (Trade law) for both the University of Utrecht and the FENEX (the Dutch Organization for Freight forwarding and logistics). Stephan also regularly publishes in the Dutch Journal for Trade Law (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR)). Stephan is a member of the Dutch Association for Transport Law (NVV).

Examples of recent work

  • Stephan advises and litigates on matters concerning logistics, freight forwarding, warehousing, the carriage of goods and passengers, international sale of goods and collisions.
  • Stephan has extensive expertise in drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, including transport and logistics contracts, charter parties, ship management agreements and shipbuilding contracts.

Memberships / Other Activities

Publications

  • Commercialia vervoerrecht rechtspraak, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR 2019-5), p. 255-259
  • Commercialia vervoerrecht rechtspraak, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR 2019-4), p. 211-212
  • Commercialia vervoerrecht rechtspraak, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR 2019-2), p. 167-169
  • Commercialia vervoerrecht rechtspraak, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR 2019-1), p. 39-41
  • Commercialia vervoerrecht rechtspraak, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR 2018-6), p. 315-319
  • Commercialia vervoerrecht rechtspraak, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR 2018-5), p. 263-266
  • De ‘merchant-clausule’, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR 2011-5), p. 190-204
  • Vergoedbare schadevormen in het Engelse vervoerrecht en het leerstuk van ‘remoteness of damage’, Tijdschrift Vervoer & Recht (TVR 2010-1), p. 10-20