Mr Chris van Dijk > Kennedy Van der Laan > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Insurance and Liability Group




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. 



Dutch, English


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)


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

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.