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Dirkzwager

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Dirkzwager legal & tax operates an impressive insurance department, with teams based in Arnhem and Nijmegen. The law firm is particularly strong when handling a range of professional liability, product liability and D&O disputes. The team represents a variety of prominent Dutch and global insurers in coverage claims, while also acting on behalf of insureds in contentious matters.

Strengths

Interviewees appreciate Dirkzwager's solution-oriented approach, with one noting that "the team works together and with co-counsel seamlessly to provide pragmatic solutions for the client," while also highlighting that the lawyers "thoroughly explained any legal and cultural factors which might impact our case."

Notable practitioners

Daan Baas is a highly respected operator, who is particularly sought after for high-value contentious cases, often working on behalf of the insurer. His focus is on professional liability, product liability and D&O matters, but he is equally proficient in policy coverage mandates. An interviewee notes his "sophisticated" approach, and suggests that "if you have a difficult case you need Daan Baas."

Harry Kruitwagen is a respected insurance lawyer who regularly assists insurers and insured companies with professional liability matters. He often acts on mandates involving professional services companies and construction companies. One client highlights his honest approach, stating: "We make policy based on what he says, and he is always open about the risks."

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Overview

The Liability and Insurance department is one of the top three in the Netherlands. We owe this position to the input provided by an expert group of specialised lawyers with a result-orientated approach. The Liability and Insurance department mainly provides advice and litigates for insurance companies and businesses. Commissioned by liability insurers, we also provide services to their insured persons, in other words, to businesses, authorities and private individuals.

Clients

Achmea Schadeverzekeringen (Avéro)

AIG Europe SA

Allianz Benelux N.V.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE

Amlin Insurance SE (MS Amlin)

Aon

ASR

Bovemij

DUPI

HDI Gerling

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE

Marsh

Nationale Nederlanden

QBE Insurance (Europe) ltd

Royal Sun Alliance

TVM

Unigarant

Willis

Zurich Insurance plc

Insurance

Dirkzwager

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Location

Velperweg 1

Arnhem

Gelderland

Netherlands

6824 BZ

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Netherlands

Insurance


Harry Kruitwagen
Band 3