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Jan Ekelmans

Jan Ekelmans (partner) has a feeling for figures and relationships, a sense of humour and determination. He runs a team that can be relied on. Clients value the overview they get, the pleasurable working relationship and the joint results, and they turn to Jan Ekelmans whenever they are in unfamiliar or complex territory or where there is a greater risk of failure due to internal politics or publicity. Jan Ekelmans generally works with insurers (life, non-life and healthcare), business service providers, the professions and executive and supervisory boards, helping them avoid, resolve and settle disputes and set up, acquire and expand their operations. 
Jan Ekelmans is a lecturer at the training institute for judges and a member of the advisory committee on Civil procedure law that advises the Government and both Houses of Parliament on the Civil procedure law. He is also a Judge.

Jan Ekelmans is the author of a practical manual on procedure in the civil courts and a doctoral thesis on obtaining evidence through the consultation of physical and digital documents, he is an editor of the loose-leaf publication Groene Series Burgerlijke rechtsvordering and he also works for the journal Tijdschrift voor Civiele Rechtspleging.

Chambers 2019 has noted Jan Ekelmans as Recognised Practitioner for Insurance.

Practice groups
Insurance
Corporate Law

Contact
Jan Ekelmans
E: ekelmans@ekelmansenmeijer.nl
P: +31 (0)70 374 63 68
F: +31 (0)70 374 63 33

Jan Ekelmans is a lecturer at the training institute for judges and a member of the advisory committee on the civil law of procedure that advises the Government and both Houses of the States General on the civil law of procedure. He is also a deputy justice.

Jan Ekelmans is the author of a practical manual on procedure in the civil courts and a doctoral thesis on obtaining evidence through the consultation of physical and digital documents, he is an editor of the loose-leaf publication Groene Series Burgerlijke rechtsvordering and he also works for the journal Tijdschrift voor Civiele Rechtspleging.

Chambers 2019 has noted Jan Ekelmans as Recognised Practitioner for Insurance.

Education
Jan Ekelmans obtained his doctorate in 2010 at the University of Groningen for a thesis on obtaining information from physical and digital documents for the purpose of civil proceedings.  He graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1984.

Work Experience
Jan Ekelmans has been a partner at Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten since 1994. He works in the corporate law and insurance practice. Before joining the firm, he worked for Stibbe in Amsterdam and New York in the corporate law and litigation practice. Jan Ekelmans was sworn in as a lawyer in 1986. 

Some examples of his work in preventing, resolving and settling disputes: 
  • Negotiating and conducting legal proceedings with interest groups regarding the implementation of insurance agreements, service level agreements and liability
  • Disputes about the interpretation and fulfilment of insurance agreements regarding various risks in non-life, life and health insurance
  • Professional liability and disciplinary cases, including for accountants, lawyers, doctors, tax specialists, estate agents, civil-law notaries and insurance brokers in a wide range of underlying disputes
  • Disputes in the civil courts and brought before the Financial Services Complaints Authority (KiFiD) relating to financial products such as (mortgage) financing, equity-linked and other insurance policies and pensions
  • Disputes about the liability of members of executive boards or supervisory boards brought by creditors or receivers of companies in various sectors
  • Disputes about the liability of companies in various sectors in supplying goods or rendering service;
  • Disputes, varying in nature, relating to the start, implementation or termination of collaboration between insurers and, for example, healthcare institutions, IT vendors, brokers and other professional service providers
  • Disputes concerning changes to or the termination of collaborations between self-employed professionals
  • Disputes within companies
  • Disputes about fraud or recovery from third parties (recourse) under various kinds of agreements
 
Some examples of work in setting up, taking over and expanding operations:
  • Drawing up policy conditions for new insurance products being launched
  • Advising on the power that insurers have to amend existing agreements (‘en bloc clauses’)
  •  The transfer of insurance portfolios
  • Outsourcing operating activities by insurers such as claims handling and expertise
  • Procurement by health insurers in various healthcare sectors, including GPs, pharmacies and healthcare institutions
  • The acquisition of companies and operations, including in the IT sector and business services
  • Arranging for healthcare institutions to become independent (hospitals, nursing homes, care homes, psychiatric institutions)
  • Disputes about budgeting for healthcare institutions and health insurers
  • Arranging for private clinics to gain access to the publicly funded healthcare market
 
Memberships
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Procesrecht
  • Vereniging Corporate Litigation
  • Stichting Rimari (researchers in the Enterprise Division of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal)
  • Vereniging voor Aansprakelijkheids- en Schadevergoedingsrecht
  • Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap
  • Vereniging voor Gezondheidsrecht