About Haco van der Houven van Oordt

Haco van der Houven van Oordt is an attorney-at-law and partner at AKD. He is an international litigation specialist with a focus on shipping and offshore. Haco is included in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, is listed in Chambers Europe Band 1 and is recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader by WWL. Haco is an editor of the maritime and insurance law review Schip & Schade and teaches at Utrecht University.

Haco has extensive experience of disputes involving marine accidents and of the construction and operation of ships and offshore objects. He is an expert in the field of attachments and the enforcement of judgments and securities. Haco frequently litigates in connection with marine insurance. He is regularly involved in disputes in and around the Dutch Caribbean. Clients appreciate his drive and creativity which often leads to original solutions.

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  • Leiden University: Law
  • Delft University of Technology: Engineering
  • University of Hartford: Activities and Societies: Theta Chi
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Editor of the national law report Schip & Schade
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Haco van der Houven van Oordt has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Civil procedural law
  • Transport and trade law


Based on this registration, Haco is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.