Firm Profile > Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten > The Hague, Netherlands

Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten
PO BOX 93455

Insurance Tier 3

Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten has a key focus on the healthcare sector and is highly regarded for insurance and general liability matters. The group has expertise in professional liability, D&O, fraud, personal injury and privacy matters. It has recently been advising on a number of Covid-19-related matters and counts the Dutch Association of Insurers among its clients. Hanco Arnold heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Hanco Arnold

Other key lawyers:

Jan Ekelmans; Astrid van Noort


Their approach is thorough, with a good sense of humour. ’

‘Jan Ekelmans is very convincing in court – a very tough opponent to litigate against.’.

‘Highly professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry’.

‘Hanco Arnold is a specialist in insurance fraud’.

‘Hanco Arnold is very professional and knows a lot of the business of insurance law and fraud investigation in particular.’.

‘This is the firm for health insurance legal expertise’.

‘Jan Ekelmans is a quick strategic thinker’.

‘Astrid Van Noort is very precise and an excellent lawyer, especially in legal cases with privacy and healthcare aspects.’

Key clients



Zorg & Zekerheid

Nationale Nederlanden


Verbond van Verzekeraars

Zilveren Kruis





Ekelmans & Meijer is a Dutch based law firm with over 30 lawyers, active throughout the Netherlands and with a strong international focus. Ekelmans & Meijer is located in The Hague, the ‘legal capital of the world’.

Ekelmans & Meijer can draw upon a wealth of expertise and knowledge, built up during the servicing of expert clients for well over a century. The firm helps clients in finding creative and practical answers to their high-end, complex questions. It serves midsized and large businesses in insurance, professional services, industry, corporate finance and health care.

Ekelmans & Meijer has a focus on insurance and corporate law. This includes the following areas of expertise:

  • Insurance and liability
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Employment law
  • Supreme Court and expert litigation

International: For its reputable insurance practice, Ekelmans & Meijer is a member of Insurance Law Global (ILG), the international network of insurance law firms. With members around the globe ILG offers international insurers access to top level insurance law support for their international activities.

Ekelmans & Meijer is also a member of the international network Legalink. Legalink is a non-exclusive, international legal network of over 60 independent business oriented law firms.

German companies that (want to) do business in the Netherlands in line with Dutch law can turn to the specialised German Desk of Ekelmans & Meijer for sound legal advice and for support with legal procedures.

Insurance and liability: Ekelmans & Meijer has a firmly established reputation in the insurance industry. The team represents most of the major international and Dutch listed insurance companies (liability, health and life) and represents clients in several of the largest and most remarkable cases in the insurance industry.

The insurance and liability team consists of 15 experienced lawyers exclusively dealing with insurance issues. The lawyers give practical and highly valued advice based on in depth knowledge and experience in professional liability, D&O, technical insurance, personal injury, health insurance, life insurance, fraud and insurer related privacy issues.

The team is headed by super specialised partners. Insurers seek their advice on complex and politically sensitive matters in healthcare insurance, liability, fraud and privacy.

Ekelmans & Meijer is a member of Insurance Law Global (ILG), which gives and provides access to top level insurance law support for international activities.

Corporate and M&A: Ekelmans & Meijer advises in a wide range of corporate law issues. The team is well versed in both mergers & acquisitions and corporate litigation. This enables the firm to adequately assist clients at drafting complex international contracts, at the negotiating table and if necessary in the courtroom as well.

The corporate lawyers of Ekelmans & Meijer have earned their spurs in the area of both domestic and cross-border transactions. They have broad experience in supervising share transfers, controlled auctions, assets/liabilities transactions and corporate joint ventures.

Ekelmans & Meijer represents a range of clients, such as SMEs, multinationals, investment companies and (semi-)government institutions. As a consequence the team has been involved in a wide variety of leading cases such as the restructuring of a share fund, the acquisition of a life insurance company and the development of a new financial product by a big bank.)

Employment: Human capital is the critical success factor for many companies and institutions. Employment law is all about people, work and organisations. The lawyers of Ekelmans & Meijer enable organisations to make the best possible use of the options available in this field of law and to minimise any risks entailed by employment law. The employment law team understands their clients and what drives them. The team counsels both listed companies as medium-sized businesses regarding employment law issues such as reorganisations, restructuring, pensions, mergers, takeovers, dismissals, collective labour agreements, appointment or dismissal of directors under the articles of association, disciplinary measures and strikes as well as participation law matters.

Supreme Court and expert litigation: Ekelmans & Meijer belongs to a select group of firms with a highly regarded supreme court litigation practice. The Supreme Court & expert litigation team conducts proceedings up to and including the Supreme Court on a daily basis. Because of its experience and expertise, the team is also engaged by other lawyers as advisers and in litigation in a broader sense. The lawyers are often asked to assist leading law firms and other professional services firms as dedicated experts in appeal proceedings, because the gravity, importance and complexity of the case call for a strategic overview and new insights.

Department Name Email Telephone
Insurance & Liability Jan Ekelmans +31 70 374 63 68
Insurance & Liability Hanco Arnold +31 70 374 63 05
Insurance & Liability Astrid van Noort +31 70 374 64 21
Insurance & Liability Frank Schaaf +31 70 374 64 21
Corporate / M&A Adriaan de Buck +31 70 374 64 34
Employment law Robert Kütemann +31 70 374 64 22
Employment law Rob Kossen +31 70 374 64 22
Supreme Court & Expert Litigation David de Knijff +31 70 374 63 08
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Hanco Arnold  photo Mr Hanco Arnold Hanco Arnold is a partner at Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten. He specializes…
Mr Jan Ekelmans  photo Mr Jan Ekelmans Jan Ekelmans is a lawyer and partner at Ekelmans & Meijer Advocaten.…
Mr Frank Schaaf  photo Mr Frank Schaaf Frank Schaaf has been assisting domestic and foreign insurers and their insureds…
Ms Astrid van Noort  photo Ms Astrid van Noort Astrid van Noort is a partner with Ekelmans & Meijer. She works…