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Hans Londonck Sluijk and ‘dedicated overseer’ Berry Jonk-van Wijk head the ‘very knowledgeable’, ‘cutting-edge’ full-service practice at Houthoff, which is consistently involved in high-profile matters. Clients include Allianz, XL Catlin and Nationale Nederlanden.

The team at NautaDutilh recently acted for insurers including ASR Nederland, Achmea, SNS and Aegon in mass proceedings relating to mis-sold unit-linked life insurance products. Stijn Franken leads the group, with support from ‘sharp analyst’ Sjoerd Meijer.

The ‘outstanding, very efficientWalter Hendriksen heads Van Doorne’s team, which recently represented AIG, XL Catlin and Zurich in a coverage dispute with ABN AMRO regarding a bankers blanket bond policy. Professional indemnity, regulatory work and fraud-related litigation are also strengths.

Joeri Cox and Carlijn ten Bruggencate head the ‘top-level’ team at Cox Ten Bruggencate Advocaten, which is well versed in policy disputes and handles numerous kinds of insurance claims.

The four-partner department at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is headed by the ‘solution-driven’ Dennis Horeman, who is praised for his ‘in-depth knowledge, good communication skills and out-of-the-box thinking’. Clients include Aegon.

Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen’s five insurance and damages partners are Joost Bindels, Harry Kruitwagen, Mascha Timpert-de Vries, Wim Weterings and René Wildenburg.

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s clients include RGA, Swiss Re and Chubb. Victor de Vlaam leads the practice; Manon Cordewener and IP specialist Klaas Bisschop represent clients in insurance litigation.

Erik van Orsouw, Chris van Dijk and Peter van den Broek at Kennedy Van der Laan are material damages experts and ‘leading liability insurance specialists’. Clients include AIG and Zurich.

Banking and finance expert Kitty Lieverse heads the department at Loyens & Loeff, in which litigator Mijke Sinninghe Damsté is another name to note. Clients include Aegon.

Ep Hannema leads the team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which acts for clients such as AIG, AmTrust, Chub and RSA. Of counsel Jan Duyvensz is recommended for litigation.

Insurance litigation boutique Stadermann Luiten Advocaten has notable strength in depth. Key figures are Wence Rupert, Peter Knijp, Margreet Eijkelenboom and Kathelijne Baetsen.

Profoundly knowledgeable’ litigator Brechje van der Velden leads Allen & Overy LLP’s four-partner team, which advises longstanding clients such as Delta Lloyd, Aegon and the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Class-action litigation is a particular strength.

Dentons Boekel’s clients include AIG, Zurich and the Van Gogh Museum. Real estate specialist Cornélie Arnouts is a key figure along with ‘versatile geniusPaul Wanders and the ‘practical and reliableKrijn Hoogenboezem. The team handles regulatory and contentious matters.

Ploum Lodder Princen’s department mostly represents policyholders, such as Peinemann and VolkerWessels, but also advises insurers, including AIG and Zurich. Natalie Vloemans heads the practice; Maurice Verhoeven is recommended.

Van Traa Advocaten is particularly strong in high-end liability cases in the transport sector. Department head Robert Pessers is ‘accurate, pleasant and thoroughly knowledgeable’.

AKD’s team, which is led by Jos van der Meché and Haco van der Houven van Oordt, is especially experienced in maritime insurance. Pieter den Haan is recommended.

CMS’ ‘knowledgeable, responsive’ department is headed by litigator Leonard Böhmer and the ‘pragmatic, hands-on’ Bas Baks, who has ‘in-depth knowledge of the UK insurance market’.

Insurance boutique VanNiekerkCieremans B.V. provides ‘speedy responses’ and has ‘excellent legal and business knowledge’. The ‘practical, experienced’ Eric van Niekerk and the ‘excellent’ Tjitske Cieremans lead the team.

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