Insurance
Our team in the Insurance & Liability practice group represents the interests of both large and specialized insurers and the parties they insure. We deal with liability law and insurance law in the widest sense and we work for insurance companies in all areas of insurance (non-life, life and health insurance). Our fields of expertise include professional liability, company liability, technical insurance, fire, income protection insurance, sick pay insurance, health insurance, life insurance, personal injury and combatting fraud. We also deal with privacy issues.

Insurance

We contribute to your performance by supporting your reputation, preventing disputes, resolving conflicts, generating revenue and saving on costs.
 
We collaborate with you efficiently, as is evident from our to-the-point attitude, and the way we make working agreements with your company’s legal departments and contribute ideas as your sparring partner. Our approach is accessible, personal and practical, offering you the experience and commitment your case deserves. We help our clients by considering issues beyond the confines of the individual case and we have regular discussions with the insurers we assist. 
 
In our work, we can also draw on the experience our lawyers acquire through their ancillary positions, for example as lecturers on specialized courses for insurance experts (including OSR, NIVRE-SVV, NIVRE and NSPOH) and judges (SSR), as members of the advisory committee that advises the Dutch Parliament and the Cabinet on the civil law of procedure, or as deputy justices. Some of our lawyers have successfully completed specialized postgraduate programmes (Grotius) or obtained their doctorate. We regularly publish articles in academic and professional journals about topical subjects relevant to insurers. 

We are 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. Furthermore we are a Recognised Practitioner in Chambers 2019.
 
We give advice and conduct legal proceedings in particular on risk acceptance, cover, claims handling, developing insurance products and fraud prevention. Our work also includes investigating the possibility of recovering damages from the parties responsible or other insurers.  The topics that we deal with on a regular basis include the following:
 
  • Professional liability: including for accountants, lawyers, doctors, insurance brokers, tax consultants, construction companies, structural engineers, architects, bailiffs, IT service providers, estate agents, civil-law notaries and patent agents;
  • Business liability: examples include corporate liability insurance, contractors’ all risks insurance, assembly insurance, fire insurance and goods/stock insurance;
  • Personal injury: including employers’ liability insurance, occupational disability insurance and traffic accidents;
  • Sick pay insurance, insurance relating to the Resumption of Work (Partially Disabled Persons) Regulations (WGA) and own risk bearer status insurance (ERD): for example, giving advice and conducting legal proceedings regarding private occupational disability insurance, support in the implementation of sick-pay, WGA and ERD insurance policies and advice concerning the communication between WGA/ERD insurers and the tax authority;
  • Health insurance: procurement and tenders from healthcare providers, contracting healthcare providers, disputes regarding the termination of healthcare and claims for healthcare costs, contracting IT and other services, and healthcare providers’ rates;
  • Combatting fraud: including fraud in the case of non-life insurers, health insurers, banks, companies and life insurers;
  • Privacy: for example, questions about whether to exchange non-standard personal data, screening employees or setting up a data processing agreement.

In addition to our day-to-day advisory and litigation work, our team also regularly organizes interactive seminars about topics in our field of law. We can hold the seminar at your company location or in our own offices, as you wish.
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Would you like to know more?

If you have any questions or would like more information about our expertise in Insurance, please contact Hanco Arnold.

E: arnold@ekelmansenmeijer.nl
P: +31 (0) 70 374 63 05
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