We assist our clients with knowledge and insights that are deeply rooted in the market, either with assertive legal proceedings or innovative advice.

The insurance market is dominated by increasing regulation, an ever-growing number of claims, mass litigation and (international) consolidations.

It is a market that offers space for innovative ideas, but also one that is constantly evolving. We have many years of experience in most forms of insurance, such as liability policies, credit insurance, construction all-risks policies, real-estate insurance, international programmes, unit-linked insurance, pension insurance and re-insurance. We also have extensive (litigation) experience with respect to business liability including professional, administrative, medical, corporate or product liability. We assist our clients with knowledge and insights that are deeply rooted in the market, either with assertive legal proceedings or innovative advice.

Thinking ahead
Our lawyers think ahead – in terms of individual cases and sector-wide - through their publications and through actively contributing to opinion-forming within our network of market parties, to jurisprudence, and in the practice of law. Among our clients are insurance companies, re-insurers, brokers agents, professional organisations and national and international corporations.

  • Food & Consumer Products Safety, quality and recalls

    Every company in the food and consumer products industry needs to ensure the safety of the product in its own way. Unfortunately, European and national food and consumer product legislation is a jungle.

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  • Highlighted work

    Among our clients rank insurers, reinsurers, insurance brokers, trade associations, and (inter)national corporations. A selection of examples where our expertise has been of service.

    • Representing Dutch/British insurers in a case involving US asbestos claims exceeding 1 billion USD under a liability policy;
    • Representing BAT in the Netherlands’ first tobacco case;
    • Representing a cosmetics manufacturer in a case involving EUR 14 million claimed in damages on account of alleged product defects;
    • Assisting in various EU wide (silent) recalls in the area of product and food deficiency;
    • On behalf of fire insurers: advice in relation to the destruction by fire of Philips’ Semiconductors manufacturing plant in Caen (France) in December 2003;
    • On behalf of various leading insurance companies: advice on investment insurance products impacting several million consumers in the Netherlands;
    • Advice and legal representation in a dispute between insurers and reinsurers after the collapse of a salt mine in Retsof (US);
    • Advice on insurance issues after the May 2008 fire at the [Architecture] Faculty of the Technical University of  Delft, the Netherlands;
    • Advice to various brokers and insurers with respect to changes in the remuneration and distribution structure;
    • Advice on Credit finance insurance policies valued at more than EUR 1 billion;
    • On behalf of Dutch/British D&O insurers; handling policy claims lodged by unsecured creditors under the liquidation process of LyondellBasell Industries, Chapter 11.
  • What others say
    • "The team at NautaDutilh is great to deal with: very responsive and proactive. They have a good global reach."
      The Legal 500 2023
    • "Smooth transfer of the case between involved lawyers when needed in depth research to provide diligent advice."
      The Legal 500 2023
    • "A terrific firm with terrific people."
      Chambers Europe 2022
    • "Understand complex claims in a very short amount of time."
      Chambers Europe 2022
    • "Unique knowledge of Dutch insurance sector."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "Very pragmatic and responsive. Provided good reliable commercial advice understanding of the context."
      The Legal 500 2022
    • "It is not only the immaculate knowledge, but also the way the lawyers plead - they are legally to the point, but also creative, resourceful and incisive."
      Chambers Europe 2021
    • "The service offered is of a very high level."
      Chambers Europe 2021
    • "Excellent knowledge of Insurance- and product liability law."
      The Legal 500 2021

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