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Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa

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Dispute Resolution


Evelyn is a partner and heads the Dispute Resolution Practice of Bird & Bird in the Netherlands. She is based in The Hague. Focussing on all aspects of litigation and arbitration, Evelyn's expertise combines pre-trial advice, negotiations as well as alternative dispute resolution. Due to the cross-border nature of her work, Evelyn has significant experience of international private law and enforcement. She acts in both civil court and arbitration proceedings. Evelyn is also one of few qualified Supreme Court litigators in the Netherlands. Evelyn has ample experience in issues regarding interpretation of contract, breach of contract, termination issues and assessment of damages. Evelyn has acted in numerous complex national and international commercial disputes pertaining to, inter alia, communications, IT, construction, energy, pharma and heavy industry. She also acts as a lawyer in private enforcement and collective damages cases. Furthermore, Evelyn has been specializing since 2001 in disputes in the fields of liability and insurance as well as in providing advice on policy wording and policy coverage. She is a member of Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms and Life Sciences Groups.


Before joining Bird & Bird in 2010, Evelyn worked for highly-regarded litigation firms in the Netherlands. Evelyn initiated and co-heads the Dutch knowledge portal, BirdBuzz ( She regularly publishes in the fields of insurance and civil procedural law. Also, Evelyn regularly lectures on topics of liability, insurance and civil procedural law, both in in-house courses and for external institutes.


Dutch and English


Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA), Dutch association for Civil Law (VBR), Dutch association for Insurance Law (Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap), Dutch association for Procedural Law (NVvP), Dutch association for Liability & Insurance (VASR)


Evelyn was admitted to the bar in 2001.


Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Bird & Bird LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô team is ‚Äėeasy to work with‚Äô; it has a core focus on the technology, communication and media sectors, and maintains a strong reputation in the field of liability and insurance disputes. Olaf Trojan¬†and¬†practice head¬†Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa, who is acting as Supreme Court counsel on the matter, are¬†representing¬†Skyscanner in appeal proceedings regarding allegations of misleading ticket offerings. The 'very dedicated' Tjon-En-Fa also successfully represented Allianz and Zurich in a ‚ā¨3.5m claim submitted by AtteroHolding N.V. Other clients include Crocs, Tele2, and Ablynx, a Belgian bio-pharmaceutical company.

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Bird & Bird LLP has 'a very proactive and collaborative way of working'. The team takes on policy coverage disputes in the infrastructure and construction arenas. It is acting for Allianz and Ducor, which have filed an appeal against Nalco in a long-running case concerned with a range of defects and other issues in connection with a cooling water conditioning system at the Ducor plant in Rotterdam. Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa and senior associate Laura Grijpma are two of the key advisors.

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