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Ekelmans Advocaten

Europe 2022
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Managing Partners: David de Knijff, Astrid van Noort
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German

Firm Overview:
Ekelmans Advocaten is an independent law firm in the Netherlands with an international focus. The firm is leading in Insurance & Corporate. Clients receive expert advice and assistance from specialized lawyers working in compact teams. Clients value the open, long-term relationship, the professional expertise and the strategic advice. Ekelmans can draw on a wealth of experience and expertise; clients have been benefitting from this for over a century.

Insurance & Corporate is what defines the firm. It refers to the specialist expertise of the lawyers and the fields of law in which they support their clients. In the Insurance practice, the firm works closely with national and international insurance companies. The lawyers are specialized in the areas of law that are relevant to them, such as insurance and liability law.

The Corporate practice group supports corporate clients, i.e. companies. Ekelmans Advocaten offers support with contracts, M&A, employment law, appeals in cassation and litigation. Thus ‘Corporate’ stands for both the companies the lawyers work for and the fields of law in which they assist them.

International:
For its reputable insurance practice, Ekelmans Advocaten is a member of Insurance Law Global (ILG), the international network of insurance law firms. With members around the globe ILG offers international insurers access to top level insurance law support for their international activities. German companies that (want to) do business in the Netherlands in line with Dutch law can turn to the specialised German Desk of Ekelmans Advocaten for sound legal advice and for support with legal procedures.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Insurance & Liability:
Ekelmans Advocaten has a firmly established reputation in the insurance industry. The team represents most of the major international and Dutch listed insurance companies (liability, health and life) and represents clients in several of the largest and most remarkable cases in the insurance industry. Ekelmans Advocaten is a member of Insurance Law Global (ILG), which gives and provides access to top level insurance law support for international activities.
Contact: Hanco Arnold
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
Ekelmans Advocaten advises in a wide range of corporate law issues. The team is well versed in both mergers & acquisitions and corporate litigation. This enables the firm to adequately assist clients at drafting complex international contracts, at the negotiating table and if necessary in the courtroom as well. The corporate lawyers of Ekelmans Advocaten have earned their spurs in the area of both domestic and cross-border transactions. They have broad experience in supervising share transfers, controlled auctions, assets/liabilities transactions and corporate joint ventures. Ekelmans Advocaten represents a range of clients, such as SMEs, multinationals, investment companies and (semi-)government institutions. As a consequence the team has been involved in a wide variety of leading cases such as the restructuring of a share fund, the acquisition of a life insurance company and the development of a new financial product by a big bank.)
Contact: Adriaan de Buck
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
Human capital is the critical success factor for many companies and institutions. Employment law is all about people, work and organisations. The lawyers of Ekelmans Advocaten enable organisations to make the best possible use of the options available in this field of law and to minimise any risks entailed by employment law. The employment law team understands their clients and what drives them. The team counsels both listed companies as medium-sized businesses regarding employment law issues such as reorganisations, restructuring, pensions, mergers, takeovers, dismissals, collective labour agreements, appointment or dismissal of directors under the articles of association, disciplinary measures and strikes as well as participation law matters.
Contact: Robert Kütemann
Email: [email protected]

Supreme Court & Expert Litigation:
Ekelmans Advocaten belongs to a select group of firms with a highly regarded supreme court litigation practice. The Supreme Court & expert litigation team conducts proceedings up to and including the Supreme Court on a daily basis. Because of its experience and expertise, the team is also engaged by other lawyers as advisers and in litigation in a broader sense. The lawyers are often asked to assist leading law firms and other professional services firms as dedicated experts in appeal proceedings, because the gravity, importance and complexity of the case call for a strategic overview and new insights.
Contact: David de Knijff
Email: [email protected]

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Netherlands - Head office

Ekelmans Advocaten rankings

Europe Guide 2022
Netherlands
Insurance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Insurance
3
Insurance
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Jan Ekelmans
4
Jan Ekelmans
4
Band 4