About Jan Kromhout

Jan Kromhout is partner and board member at AKD. He is an experienced transactional attorney-at-law and specialised in international contracts connected with the offshore oil and gas and shipping industries. Jan provides comprehensive, specialist advice to clients in high value shipbuilding, EPC/EPIC work and major offshore and shipping projects.

Jan's clients include shipowners, shipbuilders, oil companies, oil and gas contractors, financiers and insurers. He advises them in every project phase, for example with regard to corporate structures, contract negotiations, delivery, installation and decommissioning.

Jan is also a specialist in the field of dry shipping. He handles cases relating to contracts of affreightment, bills of lading and other carriage contracts. Jan also advises owners and shipyards on all aspects of building, buying and selling a super yacht.

For several years, Jan has been individually recognised by the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories, to which a ranking in Who’s Who Legal was added in 2023.

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Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
Legal practice areas the Netherlands Bar’s register

Jan Kromhout has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):


  • Transport and trade law


Based on this registration, Jan 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.