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Kennedy Van der Laan

MOLENWERF 16, 1014 BG, P.O. BOX 58188, 1040HD, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 550 6666
Fax:
Fax +31 20 550 6777
Email:
Web:
www.kvdl.com
Amsterdam, Eindhoven
Kennedy Van der Laan, Chris van Dijk, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Chris van Dijk

Tel:
Work +31 (0)20 5506 661
Email:
Kennedy Van der Laan

Work Department

Insurance and Liability Group

Position

Partner

Career

As one of the founding fathers of our firm, Chris is a partner in Insurance & Liability. He represents clients in insurance, damage and liability cases. Chris specialises in large material damages, personal injury, medical, employers', professional and product liability. In addition, Chris works as a mediator.

His broad range of extracurricular activities offers Chris a basis to fathom each case from a broad perspective. Besides being a practising lawyer, Chris is a deputy judge in the Court of The Hague and in the Court of Appeal of Arnhem. Chris is a lecturer with the Grotius Academy and the Stichting Studiecentrum Rechterlijke macht (SSR) (Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary). He is also active as an author and editor for several professional publications. He publishes, for example, in the journals Nederlands Juristenblad, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht,, Aansprakelijkheid Verzekering & Schade, Tijdschrift voor Vergoeding Personenschade and Jurisprudentie Aansprakelijkheidsrecht. 

 

Languages

Dutch, English

Member


Member of Netherlands Lawyers’ Association
Member of Civil Law Association
Member of Netherlands Association for the Judiciary
Member of Society for Insurance Studies
Member of European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law Vienna
Member of Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)

Education

Mediation, Van der Hoeven Nelissen
Grotius Academie Informaticarecht, 1996
Grotius Academie Personenschade, 1994
Rechterlijk Ambtenaar in Opleiding (RIAO), 1992
Rechten, Vrije Universiteit, 1984


Netherlands

Insurance

Within: Insurance

Kennedy Van der Laan 'has a pragmatic approach, focuses on priorities, and is a great partner'. Peter van den Broek is recommended along with  Frits van der Woude and associate Mark Wisse. Senior partners Erik van Orsouw heads the insurance and liability practice and Chris van Dijk has a focus on claims relating to personal injuries. AIG, Zurich, Chubb, and AON are clients and recent work includes advising on large claims in the construction industry; various regulations and advice on insurance and liability issues in connection with the use of asbestos and the insurance implications of product recalls.

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Legal Developments by:
Kennedy Van der Laan

  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
    - Kennedy Van der Laan

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  • Dynamic Contracts: Changing employment practices in the digital era

    Digital platforms designed to deliver professional services are changing the European employment landscape as both employers  and workers look for more flexible ways to work.
  • New Late Payments Directive

    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the “Commission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD
  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
    - AKD
  • NETHERLANDS AS A GLOBAL FINANCE CENTRE

    Few jurisdictions can boast a foreign direct investment record like the Netherlands. As the world's seventh largest inward receiver of investments, housing approximately 9000 foreign-owned companies, the country's dynamic business environment provides an invaluable insight into macro investment trends.
    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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