In our insurance-law practice we combine our special expertise of more than 25 years with the drafting of insurance policies and advice on (international) policy disputes that really matter.
The drafting of a good policy is like building a house: no matter how beautiful the exterior and the interior will be, the construction must always be good, which requires quite a lot of work. Knowledge of Dutch insurance law, but also knowledge of the market is essential. The ‘construction’ of each individual policy also requires knowledge of the specific area of activity for which the policy is intended. After all, a general Corporate Liability Insurance policy, Professional Liability policy or Directors’ and Officers’ liability policy is very different from a policy in a specific area such as design & construct, cyber crime, fraud or covering risks in the event of large acquisitions (by means of so-called Warranty and Indemnity policies). We are experienced in all these areas and do not hesitate to assess the policy conditions – if required – with the specialist and practical knowledge of other groups such as ICT, corporate law and real property.
Traditional Litigation Experience and Easily-Accessible Approach
Through our long tradition of drafting policy conditions and our thorough knowledge of the insurance sector, we are able to offer extra additional value to insurers, brokers and authorized underwriting agents.
Standing at the origin of insurance policies, our group also creates powers to interpret disputes on coverage and to bring them to a solution. Often we manage to achieve this out of court and with a view to the interests of the parties involved, but, if required, we fall back on our powerful litigation practice. We always use our easily-accessible and no-nonsense approach, which ensures practical and high-quality guidance and advice.
Legal 500 EMEA 2015 – Insurance
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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