Mr Rutger van Dijk

Rutger van Dijk

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Litigation

Landmark Dutch CMR rulings also apply to rail carriage liability
Netherlands | 17 January 2017

Dutch case law regarding the interpretation of the Uniform Rules Concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM) is limited. By contrast, the Supreme Court has produced a rich body of case law on the interpretation of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR). The Rotterdam court recently held that two landmark Supreme Court rulings on liability under the CMR also apply to rail carriage liability under the CIM.

Liability of CMR carriers in addition to liability under CMR Convention
Netherlands | 16 August 2016

The Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal recently ruled that carriers can be held liable under national law for damage to goods during discharge. The decision adds to the body of case law on the liability of Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) carriers, in addition to their liability under the CMR convention.

Shipping & Transport

Landmark CMR rulings also apply to rail carriage liability
Netherlands | 11 January 2017

Dutch case law regarding the interpretation of the Uniform Rules Concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM) is limited. By contrast, the Supreme Court has produced a rich body of case law on the interpretation of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR). The Rotterdam court recently held that two landmark Supreme Court rulings on liability under the CMR also apply to rail carriage liability under the CIM.

Liability of CMR carriers in addition to liability under CMR Convention
Netherlands | 10 August 2016

The Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal recently ruled that carriers can be liable under national law for damage to goods during discharge. The decision adds to the body of case law on the liability of Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) carriers, in addition to their liability under the CMR convention.

Supreme Court rules on successive carriage under CMR
Netherlands | 23 September 2015

The Supreme Court recently issued a surprising judgment regarding successive carriage within the meaning of Article 34 of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road. The decision means that cargo interests and carriers seeking recovery are in a stronger position than they were previously under Dutch law, which was regarded as having a narrow approach.