Insurance

Insurance

The insurance sector has been facing a series of major challenges for a number of years. Economies of scale are more vital than ever, so mergers and acquisitions are the order of the day. This is combined with intensifying regulation and pressure on premiums. The corporate market is having to manage increasingly complex products and rising claim costs.

Houthoff has been a reliable partner for insurers, brokers and insured businesses for many years. Each day, more than 30 specialists assist clients who find themselves confronted with complex insurance problems.

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    "'It's the best team of lawyers we work with,' another client enthuses, adding: 'They have a lot of knowledge and are practical and always very friendly to our clients'."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2017 Edition)
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    "Clients appreciate the team's strong networks 'we have been impressed that they have very good relationships with the regulators'."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2017 Edition)
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    First Tier firm.
    Legal 500, Insurance (2017 Edition)
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    "The ‘very knowledgeable, cutting-edge’ full-service practice at Houthoff Buruma,  is consistently involved in high-profile matters."
    Legal 500, Insurance (2017 Edition)
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    "The lawyers are well informed and understand the market. The firm has a good reputation."
    Chambers Europe, Insurance (2016 Edition)
  • recommendation people shaking hands
    First Tier firm.
    Legal 500, Insurance (2016 Edition)

Houthoff provides our clients with strategic advice in transactions. We have extensive experience with the regulations involved. We have a dedicated regulatory team with a high degree of specialisation within the insurance market. Our specialists maintain excellent contacts with regulators and can quickly spring into action at crucial moments.

Houthoff's reputation in dealing with actions for damages is undisputed. Our experience in complex, international cover disputes is without equal. What's more, our clients trust Houthoff when they find themselves confronted with liability issues, especially issues concerning claims against companies, professionals, directors and supervisory directors. Houthoff also has highly specialised teams working on mass claims, not only against the insurance market itself but also against insured businesses and organisations. 

  • Representing Mourik Groot Ammers and her insurers after two cranes and their bridge load fell off their pontoons destroying many houses and businesses in Alphen aan den Rijn.
  • Defense counsel to Vetropack Holding AG in a product recall claim against a Dutch worldwide Brewery.
 

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