About Sebastiaan Moolenaar

Sebastiaan Moolenaar is a lawyer and partner at AKD who specialises in international commercial matters. Sebastiaan advises and litigates on commercial contracts throughout the entire supply chain. He regularly acts in cross-border disputes involving cargo ownership, attachments and security rights, and the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitration awards.

Sebastiaan's clients are international entities with a cross-border distribution or agency network. He also supports commodities traders and foreign companies that want to sell goods or services in Europe from a base in the Netherlands.

He also helps global companies in the event of a supply chain disruption caused, for example, by the intervention of private parties (creditors, financiers and logistics service providers), or government authorities (through export controls, trade sanctions and customs enforcement).

Sebastiaan's clients appreciate his pragmatic approach. They also value his knowledge of the legal and operational aspects of the international value chain.

International trade requires insight into international developments which affect business as well as specific sector expertise and specialised and integrated services. Given today's cross-border trade flows companies are, in fact, having to deal with a broad spectrum of legal issues, such as contract management, logistical services, trade restrictions, payment structures and dispute settlement.

Thanks to his thorough knowledge of all these aspects Sebastiaan is able to help his clients with their activities throughout the entire value chain. Sebastiaan negotiates for businesses during the process of drawing up contracts while keeping a constant eye on the commercial relationships and interests. He also assists companies when they want to terminate continuing performance agreements and he resolves trade disputes through litigation or arbitration.

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  • Utrecht University: International civil and private law
  • King’s College London: LL.M in International Commercial Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • Union Internationale des Avocats:

    • Director of Congresses
    • Former Director of Commissions, and chair of the UIA Private International Law Commission
  • Committee International Private law [Commissie Internationaal Privaatrecht]



Sebastiaan Moolenaar 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, Sebastiaan 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.