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Sander Metzelaar

Transport / Insurance

Sander has been with HerikVerhulst since 2020. He specializes in international transport- and commercial law. He has a particular interest in- and knowledge of maritime transport and maritime law. He handles cases concerning road transport (CMR) and logistics. As a litigator, he acts for insurers, logistics service providers, (ocean) carriers and cargo owners and has the specialized knowledge required to act decisively in cross-border cases in the dynamic transport and trade sector.

Areas of expertise

Transport / Insurance

  • advising and litigation regarding cargo claims (both on behalf of cargo interests and on behalf of carriers)
  • disputes of contracts of affreightment
  • collision, salvage and wreck removal, and general average affairs
  • drafting and advising on contracts such as charter parties and other agreements in shipping (BIMCO), commercial, technical and management contracts, logistics contracts and general terms and conditions
  • assistance in disputes related to oil pollution and waste regulations
  • handling disputes and advising on national and international road transport (CMR)
  • contracts and disputes concerning shipbuilding and yacht building

International Commercial Law and Customs Law

  • litigation and advice on international (trade) contracts
  • (international) arbitration proceedings

Insurance Law (both maritime and ‘dry’ insurance law)

  • coverage disputes and liability matters
  • policy interpretation and policy disputes
  • advice on claims handling


  • Corporate Law,(LL.M.), Leiden University (2020)
  • Dutch Law, Leiden University (2018)


Rik van Waasbergen, Dirk Noels & Sander Metzelaar, ‘Het onderscheid “vervoer of expeditie”: een rechtsvergelijking tussen Nederlands en Belgisch recht’, IHT 2022, afl. 2, p. 133-161