We advise many of the largest internationally operating insurance groups and financial institutions based in the Netherlands on the application of the rules and regulations on the supervision of financial markets. Our clients trust us with significant mergers and acquisitions, regulatory capital-raising transactions, large outsourcing arrangements, global custody and securities lending, and investment management mandates. Clients also recognise our expertise when seeking advice on which complex supervisory rules they are subject to.
We advise clients regarding policy wording, coverage advice and claims litigation. We are regularly asked to review clients’ entire (often global) insurance portfolios, and we handle many coverage disputes, generally representing large corporate insureds. We provide specialist advice on claims litigation, policy wording and coverage advice, and advise on a wide range of contentious insurance matters (to include D&O insurance, professional liability insurance, Bankers Blanket Bond and general and product liability insurance (GPL)).
Many of our lawyers have significant transactional experience, and are actively involved in regulatory developments, on both a national and European level. We frequently publish on these developments and often work with legislative and supervisory authorities in the Netherlands in consultative processes. De Brauw is currently part of the group of experts preparing for the implementation of the European Solvency II legislation (constituting a major overhaul of the regulation of the European insurance sector) in Dutch legislation. As our leading Litigation and Arbitration practice includes a strong Supreme Court litigation practice, other law firms often turn to us to handle their insurance matters before the Supreme Court.
“The "very thorough and hands-on" team is… very capable in adjusting to local circumstances, and its ability to do cross-border comparative law investigations is key."”