Insurance

“We are able to assist insurers in every aspect of their business.”

The Insurances team of Kennedy Van der Laan consists of attorneys from various disciplines who are able to assist insurers, insurance brokers, loss adjustment agencies and all other companies active in the insurance industry in every aspect of their business.

This multi-disciplinary team offers specific expertise in the fields of:

Close Collaboration between Insurances team and Financial Supervision team

A number of attorneys of the Insurance team are also in the Financial Supervision team. With their broad experience in the field of editing insurance policies and giving advice in (international) appealing policy disputes, they are the right persons to assist you in setting up insurance products and portfolios, establishing joint ventures in the market, and dealing with supervisory regulations in the insurance sector.

Chambers Europe 2016 – Insurance – Band 2

What the team is known for Strong reputation for personal injury and technical damages claims. Advises clients on D&O liability and professional liability for accountants and notaries. Assists with policy drafting.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

“The lawyers have a good feeling for the technical aspects of a case and are open.”

What’s new? ASR and Navigators are among the firm’s newest clients.

Work highlights Advised civil law notaries on the legality of their participation in the Hema notarisservice.

Notable practitioners 

Frits Van der Woude represents clients in D&O insurance and professional liability for lawyers. Sources say that he “is creative and comes up with good solutions.” He regularly advises clients from the financial sector.

Chris Van Dijk has a particular focus on medical malpractice issues and other professional indemnity mandates. He also advises clients from the manufacturing and telecommunications sectors on personal injury matters and on liability questions, including product liability.

Clients underline that Erik van Orsouw has a “good commercial feeling.” He often assists clients from the construction and engineering sectors, particularly with professional liability questions. He heads the firm’s insurance and liability department.

Significant clients AIG, Zurich, Hiscox, Liberty, Amlin.


 

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Insurance – Tier 2

Kennedy Van der Laan’s department is led by the ‘knowledgeable’ Chris van Dijk, ‘a real authority’. The ‘pragmatic’, ‘analytical’ Frits van der Woude successfully represented HEMA and various notaries in a test case regarding the allegedly unlawful participation by civil law notaries in HEMA’s ‘notarisservice’.


 

Chambers Europe 2015 – Insurance – Band 2

What the team is known for Prominent team that represents a raft of leading Dutch and multinational insurers. Notable areas of focus include professional liability, product liability, coverage disputes and personal injury claims.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

“The team is trustworthy, experienced, ethical and easy to approach.” 

“The lawyers have a hands-on and practical approach and a no-nonsense mentality.”

Notable practitioners 

Chris Van Dijk‘s areas of focus include employer’s liability, professional liability and product liability. Clients value his advice, describing him as a “diligent and experienced” lawyer.

According to clients, Frits Van der Woude is “a lawyer we can lean on. He is a leading specialist in professional indemnity and is very approachable.” Van der Woude advises on coverage disputes, D&O liability, professional indemnity and policy drafting.

Erik van Orsouw has broad knowledge of this field. He handles product liability, professional indemnity and international coverage disputes.

Significant clients AIG, Amlin, APN, CNA, Zurich.


 

Legal 500 EMEA 2015 – Insurance – Tier 2

Within Insurance, Kennedy Van der Laan is a second tier firm, Kennedy Van der Laan focuses on the insurer market and routinely works for AIG, Zurich, Liberty, Delta Lloyd and AON. Department head Chris van Dijk and Peter van den Broek are recommended.

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Chris van Dijk

Chris van Dijk

Attorney at law, Mediator, Partner

  • Chris van Dijk https://kvdl.com/our-people/chris-van-dijk/ Attorney at law, Mediator, Partner +31 20 5506 661 chris.van.dijk@kvdl.com http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/chris-van-dijk/9/b06/b57
  • Frits van der Woude https://kvdl.com/our-people/frits-van-der-woude/ Attorney at law, Mediator, Partner +31 20 5506 879 frits.van.der.woude@kvdl.com nl.linkedin.com/pub/frits-van-der-woude/1a/542/195
  • Erik van Orsouw https://kvdl.com/our-people/erik-van-orsouw/ Attorney at law, Partner +31 20 5506 878 erik.van.orsouw@kvdl.com http://nl.linkedin.com/pub/erik-van-orsouw/2a/883/7b7
  • Peter van den Broek https://kvdl.com/our-people/peter-van-den-broek/ Attorney at law, Partner +31 20 5506 669 peter.van.den.broek@kvdl.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-van-den-broek/6/84/259