Insurance & Liability

Insurance & Liability

Marine Insurance in civil law countries like the Netherlands is not very different from that in common law countries. The principles underlying the English Marine Insurance Act 1906 were the basis for the Standard Dutch Bourse Conditions, e.g. the Inland Hull Policy form, the Hull form and the Cargo Policy form. We do a fair share of work in this area, including non-maritime work in respect of General Liability and Construction All-Risks policies.

However, we are also capable of providing our clients the assistance they need in the so-called dry-insurance areas. We advise and litigate in different kinds of (dry) property and liability insurance disputes, such as construction, banking, petroleum, chemicals, energy, consumer products and food. The cases in this field vary from general liability in tort and contractual liability to more specific liabilities such as product liability, liability of directors and supervisors and the liability of professional services providers. We provide our services to insureds, insurers and brokers. We both defend companies faced with potential liability and act for companies or individuals at the claiming end. Where appropriate we can assist in resolving disputes through use of alternative dispute resolution (mediation).