>> Tony Thomas

Codex Mulder enjoys an exclusive alliance with Tony Thomas. Tony qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in England in 1976 and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales. He specializes in maritime, insurance and transport law and has been recognized as a leading practitioner in dry shipping and transportation law in both ‘The Legal 500’ and in the ‘Chambers’ directory, which noted about him: “He hands down the issues without taking stupid points, saving everyone time”. Tony has extensive experience in international law disputes, not only in Europe but also in Japan and China.

Tony has worked closely with the partners of Codex Mulder for the past 30 years. He joined Clyde & Co in 1974 as a trainee, qualified there as a solicitor in 1976 and became a partner in 1980. Since 2008, Tony works from his offices situated in the UK and New Zealand and became a consultant to Codex Mulder. As Tony is qualified to conduct arbitrations subject to English law in the UK or elsewhere, Codex Mulder is able to provide its clients with “in-house” advice on English law on shipping, insurance and transport matters thus minimizing the need to appoint foreign law firms.

Due to the cooperation with Tony Thomas in NZ, the sun never sets at Codex Mulder!


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>> Jurrian Koetsier

Jurrian specializes in international trade, insurance law, transport law, warehousing, forwarding agency and liability issues. He has ample experience with judicial proceedings and arbitrations in the Netherlands and abroad. Jurrian’s excellent knowledge of French and French law, enables him to directly represent his clients in a French court. He has regularly been appointed as an arbitrator in ICC-arbitrations and has extensive experience as an arbitrator in the Netherlands.

Jurrian was sworn into the profession in 1971. He studied Dutch law, European law and international law at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Paris.

Jurrian started as a trainee at the international law firm Dolk, Verburg & De Koning. He left to become partner at De Koning & Mulder, together with Folkert de Koning and Bram Mulder, where he focused on cases concerning corporate law, international trade, insurance law, transport law, warehousing, forwarding agency and liability issues for 25 years. He perfected this specialization after De Koning & Mulder merged with SchutGrosheide in 1999 (later to become DLA Piper). However, Jurrian preferred working in a niche firm, as did Bram Mulder and Hinno Postma, which resulted in the re-establishment of De Koning & Mulder in 2004 and, after a reorganisation in 2008, the current law firm Codex Mulder.

In addition to Dutch, Jurrian is fluent in English, French and German and he has a working knowledge of Italian. Until recently, he was co-editor of “Schip en Schade”, the most prominent Dutch law magazine in the field of transport and insurance law.

The “Jurrian”
Every year Codex Mulder awards the “Jurrian” to a professional who consistently and prodigiously serves the field of (transport) insurance law. Through this acknowledgement, Codex Mulder aims to further the professionalism of the branch. The “Jurrian” has been awarded since 2009 at a widely attended reception hosted by the firm each year to celebrate its clients, colleagues and business associates.