Stijn Franken specialises in insurance/reinsurance and regulatory law, as well as product liability. Stijn's clients include insurers, manufacturers, construction companies and financial institutions.
He has recently successfully defended insurers in a multi-billion euro US asbestos claim and British American Tobacco in the first-ever Dutch tobacco claim.
He is presently representing insurers in mass claims pertaining to unit-linked life insurances and advising on the coverage of various large directors' liability claims (i.a. LyondellBasell Industries, Fortis).
Stijn graduated in law from the University of Leiden in 1992 and obtained a masters degree from the University of London. He joined NautaDutilh in 1994 and became a partner in 2003.
Stijn is a board member of various law associations, a member of the editorial staff of two legal journals and frequently publishes and lectures on liability and insurance issues. Stijn is recommended by Chambers (first ranking, 'one of the top lawyers in insurance'). He is Vice-President of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Actuarial Association and secretary of the Advisory Committee on Insurance Law of the Netherlands Bar Association.