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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, Frits van der Woude, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

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Frits van der Woude

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Work +31 (0)20 5506 879
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Kennedy Van der Laan

Work Department

Insurance and Liability Group

Position

Partner

Career

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.

 

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

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

Education

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


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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    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

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    - 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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