Areas of practise


University of Amsterdam: Dutch law
Leiden University: Maritime law

Work experience

Ernst was admitted to the bar in 2001, and worked in the harbor and trade practice ever since. He serves the entire logistic chain, with special interest in shipping. Ernst started his career with DLA Piper. From 2006 until 2010 he worked as legal counsel with Smit Salvage (Boskalis), where he became familiar with the practical side of shipping.

Ernst joined Rohe Advocaten in 2013. Ernst taught transportlaw at the University of Amsterdam and he acts as arbitrator in logistical conflicts. In the practice register of the Dutch bar, Ernst is registered as a Transport and Trade specialist. This obliges him to maintain annual specific education in that respect.


  • Dutch Association for Transport lawyers
  • Dutch Arbitration Association
  • Dutch Association for Maritime and Transport law.


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Ernst Bulthuis