Liability & insurance

Our attorneys have unique and broad expertise in the field of pre-contractual, contractual and tort liability in many industries (banking, insurance, technology, energy, retail, food, packaging, construction, real estate, distribution, chemicals, leisure, electronic platforms, transport, postal, telecommunication, etc.) and for professionals in the medical, legal and financial fields. We advise local and foreign clients, draft expert opinions, assist clients in negotiations and mediation and represent them throughout court and arbitration proceedings, addressing all related issues including international jurisdiction and conflict of laws. We also closely monitor developments on class actions.

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    Our insurance advice practice serves policy holders as well as insurance companies and insurance brokers. We assist our clients in a wide range of insurance matters such as credit insurance, transport insurance, professional liability insurance, third party liability insurance and product liability insurance. Our attorneys offer interdisciplinary services including assistance with regulatory issues (corporate governance issues, Solvency II, portfolio transfer, insurance protection schemes, cross-border mergers, …), product-related advice, the drafting and review of policies, (re)insurance contract negotiation and other (cross-border) (re)insurance services, insurance mediation in Belgium (e.g. European passport or licensing requirements, compliance and “general good” provisions, conflict of laws), information duties and the settlement of insurance coverage issues and related disputes. We also assist clients (insurers or policyholders) in relation to healthcare, life, non-life and investment-linked life insurance products and reinsurance.

    Clients benefiting from our services include:

    • Credit institutions, brokers/dealers, portfolio managers and other financial intermediaries
    • Insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers or agents
    • Manufacturers and distributors (for defective or unsafe products, including the impact of REACH)
    • Service providers, such as technology providers
    • Federations
    • Construction professionals
    • Public authorities and their officials
    • Universities and hospitals
    • Company directors and officers
    • Sellers and purchasers of shares (for breaches of representations and warranties)
    • Medical and legal practitioners
    • Auditors and accountants
    • Patent agents
    • Customers
    • Authors, publishers and broadcasters

    Some of our references:

    • Assisting various industrial companies with regard to direct actions against insurers of a liable person
    • Assisting a large engineering company with regard to the applicable insurance policy for the liability of a professional
    • Assisting a food distributor with regard to the scope of insurance coverage
    • Assisting various clients with regard to the statute of limitations with regard to claims against insurance companies
    • Advising various clients on the scope and the validity of exclusions in insurance contracts