Legaltree acquires international trade and transport specialism through new partner Taco Wiersma


14 January, 2022

Effective 1 January 2022 Legaltree is joined by new partner Taco Wiersma. Taco is specialised in the international trade and transport practice, a specialism that was not offered earlier by Legaltree. Taco focuses on litigation and arbitration in maritime and commercial disputes and on debt collection proceedings against foreign states.

In the opinion of Sander Oorthuys, managing partner at Legaltree, Taco Wiersma’s specialism and the firm’s corporate practice represent a perfect match. ‘In addition, we have a fast-growing arbitration practice, in which a litigator and arbitrator in international trade and transport disputes is more than welcome. As a result of Taco joining Legaltree, we will be able to provide our clients with an even more comprehensive package of services.’

Taco Wiersma: ‘The structure and the innovative approach of Legaltree and the way the firm’s partners connect with each other appeals to me. At Legaltree I can not only assist my clients in my usual personal and efficient manner, but I am also provided with the opportunity to work together better and more efficiently with experienced and equally specialised partners, particularly in the arbitration practice.’

About Taco Wiersma.
Taco has been working as a lawyer since 1989, when he started to work for NautaDutilh. In 1995 he set up his own law firm with a number of other lawyers, where he worked as a managing partner until the beginning of this year.

Taco is regularly instructed by insurance companies, shipping companies, dredging companies, banks, retailers, public authorities, litigation funders and private equity firms. In addition, he regularly acts an arbitrator when resolving international disputes. More information about Taco’s experience can be found on his personal page, Taco Wiersma – Legaltree Advocaten.

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