Vivian van der Kuil is a (international) litigation specialist with experience as a former judge and public prosecutor in civil and criminal proceedings. As a result she is skilled at finding efficient and creative solutions in complex proceedings. Vivian is specialized in calamities in the shipping and energy sectors, for example in issues relating to salvage, collisions, wreck removal and the attachment of ships. She is a specialist in the field of limitation of liability. She mainly acts for charterers, shipowners, H&M underwriters and P&I clubs.
She handles cases regarding charter parties, bills of lading, offshore and general maritime issues, including issues relating to the law of the sea (UNCLOS III) and cases relating to civil and criminal (pollution) liability. Furthermore she deals with issues in respect of insurance coverage and other shipping and energy-related commercial and contractual disputes including advising owners and yards on all aspects of a shipbuilding process.
In addition to her legal practice Vivian lectures on civil law at the Vocational Training College for Lawyers [Beroepsopleiding Advocaten]. She also gives workshops and lectures on civil and procedural law matters and on International Public Law, for example in relation to immunities. She also acts as arbitrator at UNUM and the Caspian Arbitration Association.
Before joining the legal profession, Vivian completed officer training at the Royal Dutch Institute for the Navy and subsequently worked as an officer of the Operations/Navigation Service with the Royal Dutch Navy.