Transport & Logistics
Examples of our expertise within the transport sector
There is an ever-growing need within the goods transport sector for an increase in scale. One way for transport companies to achieve this is by entering into strategic cooperation agreements with one other, using our Transport & Logistics Team's M&A expertise to assist them. Good transport and insurance agreements are essential for facilitating transport effectively. Our transport specialists will draft these for you in clear and accessible language. In cases of damage or loss, either to or caused by transport, transport companies and insurers can rely on the far-reaching knowledge and experience of our lawyers. Our experts can advise and support clients in national and international legal disputes and arbitration. Tighter environmental regulations require more efficient and sustainable transport methods. Clients often use our firm as a sparring partner to develop ideas on innovative solutions, like moving conveyor systems in cities, electric transport, delivery services by drone and other smart mobility solutions. Our specialists are also frequently involved in the process of drafting and awarding transport concessions.
The specialists in our Transport & Logistics Team come from a variety of backgrounds, from transport law and M&A to procedural, environmental, liability and insurance law. Thanks to their integrated approach and detailed knowledge of the sector, they are able to offer well-thought-out and practical solutions.
Houthoff advised Siemens to found a joint venture with Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) for the servicing and maintenance of locomotives. The company will be headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and be named Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam (LWR). The location of the new workshop in the port of Rotterdam will enable rail operators to optimize their long-term planning of necessary service stops for locomotives on their routes.