Ekelmans Advocaten - Insurance & Corporate > The Hague, Netherlands > Firm Profile

Ekelmans Advocaten - Insurance & Corporate
PO BOX 93455

Netherlands > Insurance Tier 2

The team at independent Dutch firm Ekelmans Advocaten - Insurance & Corporate has ‘clout and extensive specialist knowledge’. The team has strong connections with Dutch insurers and has recently been particularly active in healthcare insurance, specifically matters relating to Covid-19, as well as handling a caseload that also includes claims relating to professional liability, D&O liability and general liability. The practice is led by Hanco Arnold. Key lawyer, Jan Ekelmans, is regarded for his litigation capacity, regularly acting on coverage disputes, and is experienced in healthcare, aviation and professional liability claims. Daan Spoormans, who was recently promoted to partner, is an experienced litigator, and associate Fleur van Kersbergen regularly represents insurance companies and insured in disputes, with specific expertise in professional liability.

Practice head(s):

Hanco Arnold

Other key lawyers:

Fleur Van Kersbergen; Jan Ekelmans; Frank Schaaf; Astrid van Noort; Daan Spoormans


‘Frank Schaaf is an absolute leader with massive knowledge in both the local and foreign insurance markets. A very strong and reliable lawyer.’

 ‘Fleur Van Kersbergen is the “go to lawyer” for professional liability matters as well as a perfect option for cross border issues or international clients doing business in The Netherlands.’

 ‘Jan Ekelmans is an excellent litigator, with a good sense of humour.’

 ‘We have a lot of cases with Frank Schaaf. Has a lot of substantive knowledge and is extremely driven. If necessary, he works day and night to achieve a certain result.’

 ‘Jan Ekelmans – Very experienced and high knowledge. Daan Spoormans – Young, innovative and high knowledge. Fleur van Kersbergen – Always willing to help and knows a lot about our business.’

 ‘Ekelmans and Astrid van Noort are heads on, proactive and highly professional.’

 ‘Given its size, the office has clout and extensive specialist knowledge.’

 ‘The team is an outstanding specialist in healthcare insurance cases as also in fraud cases. In these kinds of cases I would not go to another team. Excellent value.’

Key clients




Goudse Schadeverzekeringen



Verbond van Verzekeraars

De Vereende

Zilveren Kruis

Zorg & Zekerheid

Work highlights

  • Advised on the set up of a national (health) data register on disability insurance (LDAO).
  • Represented Zilveren Kruis in a case against the health care institution that was accused of long-term fraud.
  • Acting as counsel and monitoring counsel on a substantial number of claims on director and officer liability policies written by HDI.
Photo Name Position Profile
Hanco Arnold photo Mr Hanco Arnold Hanco Arnold is a partner at Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten. He specializes…
Jan Ekelmans photo Mr Jan Ekelmans Jan Ekelmans is a lawyer and partner at Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten.…
Frank Schaaf photo Mr Frank Schaaf Frank Schaaf has been assisting domestic and foreign insurers and their insureds…
Astrid van Noort photo Ms Astrid van Noort Astrid van Noort is a partner with Ekelmans & Meijer. She works…