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Loyens & Loeff

BLAAK 31, 3011 GA ROTTERDAM, PO BOX 2888, 3000 CW ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 10 224 6224
Fax:
Fax +31 10 412 5839
Email:
Web:
www.loyensloeff.com
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Loyens & Loeff, Merel van Asch, Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Merel van Asch

Tel:
Work +31 10 224 61 60
Email:
Web:
www.loyensloeff.com
Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Litigation & Risk Management

Position

Senior associate | Attorney at law

Career

Merel van Asch, senior attorney at law, is a member of the Litigation & Risk Management practice group (Rotterdam office). She specialises in liability and insurance law. Merel advises and litigates in high profile cases in the field of tort law, breach of contract, coverage-related disputes, duty of care of intermediaries and insurers and the regulatory aspects of insurance law. Her practice is situated on the interface between liability law, insurance law, regulatory law, M&A and tax matters.

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

Merel is a member of the Association for Insurance Research.

Education

Master in civil law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2007 - 2008 (with honours),
Faculty of law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2004 - 2007 (with honours)
Magna Charta specialist course insurance law (2014 - 2015)


Netherlands

Insurance

Within: Insurance

Kitty Lieverse heads the Loyens & Loeff practice while litigator Mijke Sinninghe Damsté has a focus on advising financial institutions on liability and regulatory matters. Senior associate Merel van Asch combines litigation and insurance expertise and is highlighted for providing 'a brilliant analysis of a case'. The team acts for major insurance companies and corporates and is advising Aon on a range of regulatory issues and litigation. AXA, Achmea, and NN Group are clients.

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    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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