Duits recht, Handels- en distributierecht, Procesrecht, Transportrecht

About Joachim Staab

Joachim Staab is a partner who works from the Amsterdam office. A German Rechtsanwalt and also a Dutch advocaat, he specialises in German and Dutch commercial law. He advises on cross-border sales contracts and distribution, agency and franchise agreements. He also focuses on international transport law and logistics services.

Joachim Staab advises on both German and Dutch law. He drafts agreements and litigates widely, both in the Netherlands and Germany. When negotiating with German business partners, his knowledge of the different trade cultures and negotiation styles comes in useful. He has a large personal network of fellow lawyers, with whom he works internationally.

He regularly appears as a lecturer, for example for the German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce.

Joachim Staab knows that cultural differences can determine the outcome of a case. With his extensive experience and vast knowledge of the Dutch and German markets, he ensures that his clients will not end up faced with any surprises.

Areas of law / specialisms

German law
Commercial and distribution law
Transport Law & Logistics
Lawyer, Partner, German Rechtsanwalt
Lawyer since
Dutch, English, German, French
Areas of law
Duits recht, Handels- en distributierecht, Procesrecht, Transportrecht


  • Law at the Universities of Regensburg and Cologne
  • European Law at the University of Liège
  • Transport Law specialist course at the Grotius Academie (cum laude)

Examples of work

  • Drafting distribution agreements and related general conditions of sale.
  • Fenex arbitration on liability of the carrier/freight forwarder, successive carrier under the CMR Convention in case of theft of cargo.
  • Proceedings on carrier liability in case of damage caused by unloading cargo in the wrong silo.
  • Proceedings relating to voyage chartering.
  • NAI arbitration and proceedings on agents' commissions and customer fees.
  • Provisional relief proceedings for performance on unlawful termination of distribution agreements.
  • Proceedings on seller liability for defective products under the Vienna Convention.

Memberships and ancillary activities

  • Distribution, Franchise and Agency Law Association (DFA)
  • German Society for Distribution Law
  • German-Dutch Lawyers' Association
  • German Society for Transport Law
  • Dutch Maritime and Transport Law Association
  • International Distribution Institute
  • Member of the board of Van Diepen Van der Kroef Advocaten from 2012 - 2014.

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