Mr Frits van der Woude > Kennedy Van der Laan > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Kennedy Van der Laan
1014 BG
P.O. Box 58188, 1040HD
Frits van der Woude photo

Work Department

Insurance and Liability Group




Frits is involved in mediation and litigation in high profile insurance and liability cases. His practice focuses on professional indemnity claims and review of domestic and international insurance policies. He is also a trusted adviser to companies, officers (and supervisory directors) and insurers in the broad field of D&O liability and professional liability. He acts in claims for and against officers and supervisory directors in large and complex matters. He regularly advises commercial businesses and institutions on risk management and corporate governance. Furthermore, he also regularly advises clients from the financial sector. 

Frits lectures insurance law at the VU University Amsterdam” and is a researcher at its Law faculty. He is a member of VVVW (Association for Insurance Science), VBR (Association Civil Law), VASR (Association for Liability and Damages Rights), CausaRie and VNAB (Assicoation Dutch Insurance Exchange). Furthermore, he worked for almost 20 years in the insurance industry.



Dutch, English


Member of Association for Insurance Studies
Member of Civil Law Association
Member of Association for Liability and Compensation Law
Member of CausaRie, association of liability experts
Member of Insurance Exchange Association


Economics (HEAO)
Notarial law, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
Civil law, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
Mediation, Van der Hoeven Nelissen

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > 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.