Chambers Europe, 2023 edition
We are proud of the fact that both our Insurance (Liability and Insurance) and our Healthcare (Healthcare) departments have been ranked in Chambers. Moreover, two of our lawyers cum partners active in the Insurance department, Daan Baas and Harry Kruitwagen, have been personally ranked in the Chambers Europe 2023 edition.
The Liability and Insurance (Insurance) department has been ranked in Band 2.
What the team is known for
‘Arnhem-based Dirkzwager boasts a strong regional and global insurance practice. The team acts for prominent Dutch and global insurers on a variety of contentious insurance mandates, with particular expertise in professional liability, product liability and D&O disputes.’
- ‘Dirkzwager respond quickly to questions, and have good insight into the crucial matters in their cases.’
- ‘They are very fast to answer. In general, we are very content with the company.’
Dirkzwager's client list includes major insurers HDI, Aon and Marsh.
Daan Baas (Band 2)
‘Daan Baas is particularly sought after for high-value contentious cases, often working on behalf of the insurer. His focus is on professional liability, product liability and D&O matters, but he is equally proficient in policy coverage mandates.’
‘Daan Baas is a very smart and strategic thinker.’
Harry Kruitwagen (Band 3)
Harry Kruitwagen is a respected insurance lawyer who regularly assists insurers and insured companies with professional liability matters and complex losses relating to engineering and construction. He often acts on mandates involving professional services companies and construction companies.
‘Harry Kruitwagen is very good in written submissions – he can put things in the right direction in writing.’
De sectie Gezondheidszorg (Health Care) is gerankt in Band 3:
What the team is known for
‘Dirkzwager enter the rankings on the back of voluminious client support and a strong work portfolio. From its base in Nijmegen, the team advises hospitals and healthcare providers on a wide variety of mandates, including on matters relating to medical technology and healthcare insurance. The firm boasts an emerging specialism in mental healthcare.’
- ‘The knowledge and capabilities of the lawyers at Dirkzwager are very good. Each lawyer has a certain speciality in healthcare, such as contracts, liability etc.’
- ‘Dirkzwager assess well and act more than adequately. If the chances of success are high, they continue - and, otherwise, they advise not to continue.’
- ‘There is a fine culture in the organisation so that every expert can be deployed quickly.’
Dirkzwager acted for ETZ concerning the procurement of the Hugo Surgical Robot from Medtronic.
Koen Mous is co-head of the healthcare practice at Dirkzwager and focuses on civil law litigation, including acting for providers in healthcare insurance disputes.
See the full descriptions and our rankings on the Chambers and Partners website.
About Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners is an independent research organisation which publishes its rankings of the world’s leading lawyers in important fields of practice every year. These rankings are based on client feedback and peer reviews. This ensures that the annual rankings are entirely impartial and thanks to this, ‘Chambers’ is one of the most prestigious comparative guides for lawyers.