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What the team is known for

Earns recognition for its broad offering, which includes professional indemnity, D&O claims and product liability, particularly in the life sciences sector. Houses significant expertise in the construction space and also acts on workplace accident claims. Offers additional experience in W&I and payment protection insurance mandates, as well as assisting with market entries and the insurance aspects of bankruptcy proceedings. Able to draw on the expertise of its offices across the CMS international network.

Strengths

One client says: "We choose to work with CMS because of its broad knowledge, experienced teams and partners who do not tell you what you want to hear but advise you on the basis of what they believe is the right legal analysis of the question."

Another client notes: "CMS offers a good service and is very responsive," and further highlights the firm's cross-border capabilities, saying: "CMS has the strength of having its own offices in many countries with the right specialist on board."

Work highlights

Advised Lemonade on its entry to the Dutch insurance market.

Notable practitioners

Bas Baks frequently advises on professional indemnity coverage disputes, particularly in the construction sector. Baks also assists with coverage issues arising from company bankruptcies and with business interruption policies. One client describes him as "well experienced, realistic, pragmatic, focused on the goal of his client, and always ready to go. Furthermore, Baks is just a very nice and pleasant person to work with."

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Overview

The CMS Insurance Team has been working globally in the insurance industry for decades, and includes a wide variety of expertise. With our CMS network we offer clients unusual depth and breadth of expertise via specialist insurance lawyers who understand the local legal and commercial markets and advise them on complex, multi-jurisdictional matters.

Our work focuses on insurance claims and coverage advisory work in specialist insurance markets. We are acknowledged as a leading practice for professional negligence, construction, reinsurance and complex coverage issues. We act for a very wide range of clients including the market's biggest brokers, insurers and reinsurers. We also act for many insured clients in the real estate, construction, financial lines, retail and life sciences sectors.

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We especially stand out in the following areas:

  • International footprint: we are the only Dutch law firm with a true Pan-European coverage (full service insurance coverage in 30 countries). This enables us to act as a one-stop-shop for our clients.
  • Strong in the London insurance market: we act for various London based insurers and brokers and are present in London on a regular basis.
  • Large team with full-service expertise: the team includes specialists in the field of D&O, CAR, Professional Indemnity, product liability, Cyber, W&I, health & safety, transport, reinsurance and regulatory issues.

Members

Baks, Bas (Head of Department)

Böhmer, Leonard (Head of Department)

van Brakel, Robbert

van de Weijer, Oskar

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Department location

CMS

Newtonlaan 203

Utrecht

Utrecht

Netherlands

NL-3584 BH

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