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IVR stands for International Association for the Representation of the mutual interests of the inland shipping and the insurance and for keeping the register of inland vessels in Europe.

IVR is the unique international platform at which national organizations of inland navigation, insurance industry and surveyors as well as individual companies and persons from these and related areas such as brokers, lawyers, manufacturers, yards etc. are represented. IVR has been founded initially in 1874 by insurance companies and reestablished in 1947 with representatives of inland navigation, surveyors and related industries.

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Kneppelhout & Korthals

Kneppelhout & Korthals was established in 1979 by Jan Kneppelhout and Benk Korthals (Minister of Justice in the Kok II cabinet and Minister of Defense in the Balkenende I cabinet). It is a medium-sized full service law firm that focuses on entrepreneurs in various sectors: trade, industry, maritime, transport, export, construction, real estate, and telecom. Entrepreneurs who create, build brands, conduct trade, provide financing and trade internationally. Entrepreneurs who take risks but remain well grounded.

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Van Traa Advocaten

Van Traa’s lawyers are specialists in the field of International Trade, Transport & Logistics and Insurance & Liability. Their clients are national and international companies, such as trading companies, transport and Logistic Service Providers, Financial Service Providers
such as banks, brokers and insurers, aviation companies, construction companies and contractors and shipping companies.

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The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. They aim to achieve this goal by taking a two-pronged approach: stemming the inflow via rivers and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean. For the latter, The Ocean Cleanup is developing large scale systems to efficiently concentrate the plastic

for periodic removal. This plastic will then be used to create durable products and fund continued cleanup, making cleanup itself circular. In 2019, the organization launched the other half of their solution, the Interceptor™, to extract plastic in rivers before reaching the ocean.

Founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup now employs approximately 95 engineers and researchers. The non-profit foundation is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. They deliver world-renowned testing, certification and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, oil and gas, and energy management. They are one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities, and supply chains. 

DNV is also a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more. Their open industry assurance platform Veracity, cyber security and software solutions support business-critical activities across many industries, including maritime, energy and healthcare.

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Conway & Partners

Conway is a highly specialized law firm advising and representing clients in both national and international matters. Conway has a strong track record in assisting in complex cases and projects in key industry sectors such as construction and engineering, petrochemical, oil and gas, manufacturing, offshore, trade and shipping, for which we provide both advisory and (international) dispute resolution services. Conway is particularly renowned for its international arbitration and cross-border litigation work.

Conway represents – among others – multinational corporations, contractors, asset owners, service providers, companies in the maritime and technical industry sector and governments.

The team at Conway consists of both Dutch advocates and American attorneys-at-law.

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Barbuss helps to improve the results of (re) insurance and international trade companies, focused on the effective management of claims and recoveries. They provide advisory and support services for maritime and general transportation, property, liability, credit and surety insurance, legal, and consulting and technology. Barbuss provides a seamless service from start to finish including the issuance of first-rate reports giving their client well positioned to maximize recovery results.

Barbuss finds the best-practice recovery solutions across Marine, Property, and Transportation classes. They obtain outstanding recovery ratios by handling complex and large volumes of claims which give them strategic leverage with opponents.

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Houtoff is an independent top-tier Netherlands-based firm with 300 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers, all offering exceptional legal advice and support to an extensive national and international client base. They have a worldwide network and offices in Amsterdam, Houston, Singapore and Tokyo. They offer full range of expertise for their clients.

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