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Van Doorne

Insurance

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What the team is known for

The experienced team at Van Doorne has a strong pedigree in handling insurance cases for multinational insurers, with an emphasis on D&O liability and professional indemnity claims. The practice also advises on the insurance liability aspects of bankruptcy mandates. The law firm is equally capable in representing clients in a number of coverage disputes, including W&I claims arising from M&A transactions, coverage in damages claims and coverage of ransomware payments. Van Doorne possesses expertise in insurance matters across numerous sectors, including real estate and financial services.

Strengths

Clients admire the expertise in the team, with one describing the lawyers as being "knowledgeable and pragmatic in their approach," before noting that "it is one of the top firms in the Netherlands when it comes to liability and insurance."

Another interviewee states that "Van Doorne is an ace firm, that always delivers."

Notable practitioners

Annemieke Hendrikse is highly sought after by domestic and international insurers. She is acclaimed for her handling of notable coverage disputes, particularly in the areas of professional indemnity cases and D&O liability claims, including following bankruptcy proceedings. Interviewees praise her approach as being "very practical and very hands on."

Walter Hendriksen is a well-established presence in the insurance field who has extensive experience in handling high-value professional liability claims and coverage disputes. One client concisely dubs him "the éminence grise in professional liability," and "an authority."

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Overview

As an insurer your relationship with your insureds as well as your position vis-à-vis other insurers is very important.

Our focus is on the cover you offer and your approach of the market. We prefer to solve disputes in an efficient manner with an open mind for all parties' interests. However, we defend you and insureds vigorously against unjustified claims when necessary. In doing so, we do not lose sight of the bigger picture and other possibilities to put an end to the dispute than litigation.

Our area of expertise covers virtually all kinds of insurance (law). Financial lines such as directors' and officers' liability, professional liability and fraud insurance form the core. Cyber and M&A-related insurance products are recent additions and our firm-wide expertise enables us to add significant value.

Recognised insurance practice

Van Doorne has traditionally been working with and for insurers and is recognized as a Band 1 Insurance firm in the Chambers rankings and Legal 500 for many years. Our long-lasting relationships with (inter)national insurance companies are key to the strength of our insurance practice, and our London office enables us to advance these even further.

Van Doorne has an appetite for internationally oriented work. Our independent position allows us to work closely together with specialist insurance and liability lawyers in foreign jurisdictions and insurers frequently instruct us in cross-border matters.

https://www.vandoorne.com/en/expertise/Insurance-Law/



Members

Hendrikse, Annemieke

Hendriksen, Walter

Hoogeveen, Simone

Kamerbeek, Sjoerd

van Zelst, Bas

Insurance

Van Doorne

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Location

Jachthavenweg 121

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1081 KM

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Insurance


Annemieke Hendrikse
Band 1
Walter Hendriksen
Senior Statespeople