AKD appoints new partner to Transport & Energy team

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Annemieke SpijkerRotterdam-based law firm AKD has appointed Annemieke Spijker a partner in its Transport & Energy team with effect from today (1st June).

Ms Spijker joined AKD in July 2006, and became a member of the firm’s industry-leading Transport & Energy team in January 2008. She specialises in disputes involving road carriage and multimodal transportation, and has particular experience in drafting and negotiating logistics contracts. She is also involved in litigation, focusing on international transportation law disputes and recoveries.

Ms Spijker, who is a Legal 500 first-rate recommended lawyer and a member of the Dutch Transport Law Association, as well as being actively involved in the Transport Law Commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), said: “I am delighted to have been made a partner at AKD, where I greatly enjoy my role as part of a top-tier team of lawyers working on issues in the logistics, shipping & offshore, aviation and international trade sectors.

Jos van der Meché, head of AKD’s Transport & Energy team, said: “At AKD Transport & Energy, we come up with unconventional solutions where necessary, based on expertise and creativity. We are able to do that by recruiting and retaining people with the highest level of legal expertise combined with an in-depth knowledge of the markets and industry sectors in which our clients operate. Annemieke is a perfect example of that.”