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Social activities

Live and enjoy every moment of student life! TTLA offers a broad variety of social activities; get acquainted with staff and fellow students that share your passion for trade and transport law.

Career opportunities

As the only study association for trade and transportation law, we facilitate career opportunities for aspiring students in this field of work. Be it internships or starting positions, our partnering organizations will keep a keen eye out for you.

International community

Far away from your roots? Make the world port city your home away from home. Get to know our community of international students; share experiences, organize activities and meet your new friends in Rotterdam!

World port

TTLA is located at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in close vincinity to the largest port on the Western hemisphere. Thanks to our close ties to the trade and transportation sector we are able to offer valuable insight into the practice of legal professionals in this world port city.

Our partners

  • AKD advocaten
  • Dutch Maritime Law
  • Langelaar Klinkhamer Advocaten
  • Codex Mulder
  • Omniversalis*SKNDAL

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Latest news

Meesterweek – We were there

On Monday the 22nd of February, the TTLA seized the opportunity to promote itself during the Meesterweek at the beautiful location of the Port Authority. The program of the day consisted of  Frans van Zoelen giving a presentation about the day-to-day operations of legal department of the port authority, and Frans van Keulen giving an interactive presentation about the Rotterdam port area and the activities taking place around it. Christianne Fenes was present on behalf of the TTLA  and held a presentation about our past activities, our current sponsors and our planned career day scheduled for 10th of May.  In that regard, we invited the bachelor and master students to participate in this major career event where they can interact and socialize with professionals. After these interesting presentations, the students were invited to visit two leading ‘wet’  law firms, AKD and Van Traa. Ending the day with a dinner at hotel New York was the cherry on top of the cake.   “Trade & Transport Law Association’s mentor Emily van Rosmalen Derogee”   “TTLA Commissioner of External Affairs, Christianne Fenes”   Read more!

Second visit to Maersk

Visit to Maersk Due to the increased interest, the Trade & Transport Law Association organizes a second visit to Maersk (Rotterdam offices) on Wednesday 24th of February. Unfortunately there are only 13 places available. In order to participate you have to subscribe through SIN-Online. Date: Wednesday 24th of February Meeting point: Rotterdam Blaak station (the Maersk offices are in 10′ walking distance) Time: 16:00 Important – Bring a valid passport / ID  About Maersk Owning the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk is involved in a wide range of activities in the shipping, logistics, and the oil and gas industries. From giant vessels that can transport more than 18,000 containers, to drilling rigs that can reach more that 12,000 metres into the earth Read more!

TTLA Dinner

  This is the first TTLA dinner for this year. Join us and have fun! Date: Thursday 21 January Time: 20:00 Location: K & B Kralingen Price: 15 euro (incl. spareribs, fries and beer/wine) Subscribe by email: (limited places available) Read more!

Report: Maersk

Report: visit to Maersk  On Wednesday 13th of January, the members of Trade & Transport Law Association had the opportunity to visit the leading shipping company in the world, Maersk Line. After a warm welcome at the Rotterdam office, the program continued with an interesting presentation about the company profile and the key elements of Maersk’s success.  Furthermore, the Maersk Trainee Program was highlighted, which was a real motivation for our members. We ended up having drinks with several employees of Maersk, which was an exceptional opportunity to get to know them first hand.   We would like to thank Siebe Teppema (Commercial Trainee), Niek Minderhoud (Marketing Manager), Harun Wardak (Trade Manager) for this amazing program and we are all looking forward to the visit with our second group. Read more!

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