Sjoerd is the most prominent litigator in the field of unit-linked life insurance products and the leading specialist on the legal relationship between insurer and intermediary in the Netherlands.
He is currently representing insurers in inter alia the still increasing number of mass claims pertaining to unit-linked life insurances (ASR, Allianz and Generali), claims regarding pension insurance (Achmea) and is advising insurers and intermediaries with regard to the legal developments regarding duty of care (Achmea) and insurtech (ASR)).
What others say
According to Chambers, clients regard Sjoerd as "an authority on a broad range of complex topics" providing "true solutions".
Sjoerd is a member of the board of the Association for Insurance Research, the board of AIDA Europe (the international association for insurance law) and the editorial boards of a monthly private law journal and of a series of books on insurance law. Sjoerd frequently lectures and publishes on issues regarding insurance law and contract law.
Sjoerd graduated from VU Amsterdam in 1991 and became a lecturer at that university. In 1999 he obtained his doctorate with a dissertation on indirect representation (middellijke vertegenwoordiging). He became a partner at NautaDutilh in 2013.