Hoek Ten Katen is a boutique firm in commercial and maritime law. Founded in 2011, the method of practice in high-profile cases is to form a team of specialists on a contract basis if a case calls for it. The specialists of choice are adhering to the same quality standards and have a similar disliking for unnecessary overhead costs. This method allows us to focus on what we do best: serving clients with full partner attention in a well-defined niche. You will find with us the quality standards as set by the best firms globally, yet with direct access to the partner.
Clients are insurance companies and P&I Clubs, members of the Rotterdam port community, banks, traders in commodities and those involved in international shipping. We have developed a specialisation in bringing appeal cases to a good end and we are regularly instructed by international law firms on matters of Dutch commercial and maritime law.
The motto of the firm is "thinking outside the circle" for more than one reason. We are praised by clients for being smart, diligent and creative. Our small and efficient organisation is driven by the desire to provide the highest quality to clients who are used to this. The drivers of the lawyers are passion for the craft of advocacy in a classical, European continental meaning of the word; they are solicitors and barristers simultaneously. The advocates are going the distance in court or arbitration and in advising their clients on contracts and in disputes.