Hoek Sinke Ten Katen is a boutique firm for commercial and maritime law. You will find with us the quality standards set by the largest firms, yet with direct access to the partner.

Our clients are insurance companies and P&I Clubs, members of the Rotterdam port community, shipyards, banks, traders in commodities and those involved in international shipping, both on the European inland waterways and the high seas. We also specialise in bringing appeal cases to a good end and we are regularly instructed by international law firms on matters of Dutch commercial and maritime law.

The motto of the firm is “thinking outside the circle” for more than one reason. We are praised by clients for being smart, diligent and creative. Our small and efficient organisation is driven by the desire to provide the highest quality to clients, who are used to this. The drivers of the lawyers are passion for the craft of advocacy in a classical, European continental meaning of the word; they are solicitors and barristers simultaneously. The advocates go to the limit in court or arbitration and in advising their clients on contracts and in disputes.

Our services

The experience and knowledge of Hoek Sinke Ten Katen extends to every commercial and maritime related dispute. See some examples of our services below.


Our people

Harmen Hoek


Hans ten Katen


Bob Sinke


Kirsten van Zijp


Sandra Wijnstekers


Hidde Bol