“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 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.

Chambers Europe 2014 – Insurance – Band 2

What the team is known for Particularly visible in product recalls and large-scale technical damage claims, and increasingly active in the D&O and professional liability arena.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) “The content of the work is excellent, and the team is very client-friendly and approachable. They are to-the-point, direct, modern lawyers. This is a firm-wide thing. It makes them very easy to work with.”

Notable practitioners Frits Van der Woude has an established reputation in the area of D&O and professional liability. Clients are “absolutely happy” with his service and knowledge of traditional commercial liability.

Erik van Orsouw focuses on coverage disputes and technical damages. He is valued for his solution-seeking approach as well as his project management skills, with one client commenting: “He understands our needs very well and assigns the right people to our cases.”

Chris Van Dijk heads the firm’s insurance department. He specialises in professional liability and large material damages cases.

Significant clients Zurich, Hiscox, Delta Lloyd, Chartis, Aon.

Legal 500 EMEA 2014 – Insurance – Tier 2

Kennedy Van der Laan’s team is ‘very practical, with commercial feeling’ and has been increasingly handling D&O and professional indemnity matters. Chris Van Dijk is a personal injury specialist, while Frits Van der Woude focuses on D&O and professional liability cases. Erik van Orsouw and Peter van den Broek advise on technical damages cases.

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The Legal 500 rankings 2015

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16 april 2015 

Kennedy Van der Laan Is Nominated for "Netherlands Law Firm of the Year Award 2015"

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11 march 2015 

More Possibilities for Division of Powers of Shareholders

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23 april 2013 

Act for the Compensation of Loss and Damages Arising from Unlawful Decisions Adopted

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22 april 2013 

Kennedy Van der Laan Strengthens Insurance and Liability Law Group with the Appointment of Peter van den Broek as Partner

AMSTERDAM, 10 January 2013 – Kennedy Van der Laan appointed Peter van den Broek as partner on 1 January 2013. Peter is working in the Insurance and...

10 january 2013 

Competition Law: New Exemption Decree Applicable in Insurance Sector

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25 june 2010 

Employer's Liability for Traffic Accidents

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Chris van Dijk

Chris van Dijk

Attorney, Mediator, Partner

  • Chris van Dijk Attorney, Mediator, Partner +31 20 5506 661
  • Frits van der Woude Attorney, Mediator, Partner +31 20 5506 879
  • Erik van Orsouw Attorney, Partner +31 20 5506 878
  • Peter van den Broek Attorney, Partner +31 20 5506 669