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Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Dispute Resolution

Position

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.

Career

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 (birdbuzz.nl). 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.

Languages

Dutch and English

Member

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)

Education

Evelyn was admitted to the bar in 2001.


Netherlands

Insurance

Within: Insurance

Very knowledgeable strategistEvelyn Tjon-En-Fa leads the ‘commercial, highly enthusiastic’ team at Bird & Bird LLP. She and senior associate Laura Grijpma advised Allianz and Zurich on a €4m coverage claim submitted by Attero Holding. Ducor Petrochemicals is another client.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Bird & Bird LLP’s ‘very dedicated’ team is ‘great to work with’ and best known for its strength in the TMT and insurance sectors. Olaf Trojan is acting for Skyscanner in appeal proceedings regarding allegations of misleading ticket offerings. ‘Excellent project leaderEvelyn Tjon-En-Fa, who is ‘very accurate and communicative’, heads the practice. Other clients include Zurich, FNsteel and Allianz.

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Netherlands: Energy

Regulatory

Within: Regulatory

Mostly active in renewable energy and electricity, Bird & Bird LLP’s ‘impressively knowledgeable’ team handles contentious and non-contentious work. ‘Calm, experienced’ department head Michelle de Rijkehas specialised knowledge of energy regulatory frameworks’; she handles administrative litigation, while Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa is the key civil litigator. Clients include Cogas and HVC Energie.

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