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Dirkzwager’s Liability and Insurance department operates on a national and international level and is one of the top three departments in the Netherlands. The department owes this distinction to the team of highly specialized lawyers with a result-oriented and practical approach.

Dirkzwager’s Liability and Insurance department operates on a national and international level and is one of the top three departments in the Netherlands. The department owes this distinction to the team of highly specialized lawyers with a result-oriented and practical approach.

The Liability and Insurance department mainly provides advice and litigates for insurance companies, their insureds and for businesses.

We are active in the following area’s (amongst others):

  • Liability law: general liability for businesses, professional liability, government liability, traffic liability, product liability, medical liability and liability in the construction sector;
  • Compensation law: estimation of damages in various cases, such as personal injury or death, business interruption or damages incurred by self-employed persons;
  • Insurance law: assessment of policy conditions and coverage-related questions and disputes.

Other services

Is your business or (non-profit) organisation faced with a claim for which you are not insured, or for which the deductible is too high? Or would you like advice on the assessment of an insurance portfolio? In that case, we will gladly represent your interests. We also conduct legal audits in the context of mergers and acquisitions, and provide advice on insurance-related issues, such as risk management.

Pragmatic approach

We combine our legal expertise and knowledge with a pragmatic approach for the best results. This includes good reachability of our attorneys and swift feedback to the client. We always act in close consultation with the client and we provide an estimate of the success rate and a cost-benefit analysis in advance. Litigation does not always have to be the most suitable solution to a dispute.

Limitless advice

When matters transcend our area of expertise, we rely on the expertise of other colleagues at Dirkzwager. A cross-border case? We can also be of service to you abroad. Dirkzwager is a member of TELFA, a European alliance of (medium-sized and) large, highly qualified offices. Thanks to our link with the American network USLAW, we also have direct contact with colleagues in the US. In all cases, your contact person at Dirkzwager will still be your permanent, reliable contact.

Our knowledge is your knowledge

We keep our specialised expertise up to par, by memberships at (international) associations, training and education, and by staying up-to-date with the professional literature. In turn, we transfer our knowledge to third parties, via publications pertaining to our area of expertise, and via lectures and courses for our clients. This way, you can share in our specialised knowledge and will be up-to-date with specific legal affairs, even without assistance from a lawyer.

Chambers Guide Europe 

Dirkzwager is proud to be ranked in the Chambers Guide Europe for Insurance. We are currently ranked in Tier 3. Clients note: “pragmatic, well known and knowing what to do." Also: "They have an in-depth and hands-on mentality. If you want a result, they will try to get it as fast as possible, not be theoretical." Click here for full details.

The Legal 500 

Our Insurance practice has been ranked in Tier 2 by the Legal 500. The Legal 500 is universally considered to be one of most important guides in the area of legal services worldwide. The annual rankings are based on comprehensive, independent market research, client feedback, legal advisers and submissions from law firms. We are therefore grateful for the positive recommendations and good reviews from the market. To consult the 2021 rankings, click here.