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Insurance and Liability

Insurance is all about risk management and monitoring. At Liedekerke, we understand our clients’ viewpoints. For over 40 years we have been providing risk-balanced solutions to our clients, helping them to achieve their business goals.

Liedekerke has developed its insurance practice over the years, keeping in mind that liability and insurance issues are closely related and that dispute resolution is not limited to litigation before the courts. Our Insurance Team is specialised in all areas of the insurance sector, such as life and non-life, maritime and transport insurance. We regularly advise on intermediation and regulatory compliance matters.

In order to offer a full service to the insurance sector, our Insurance Team works in close collaboration with sector specialists from the firm’s other practice areas, such as tax, finance and competition law.

Our specialists offer a complete range of services including advising on claims, negotiating cooperation agreements, drafting or updating insurance policies, advising on regulatory matters, and dispute resolution.

Our clients comprise many Belgian and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance or reinsurance brokers and agents, banks and other financial intermediaries, professional associations and insured persons.

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Recent matters include:

  • Negotiating the settlement of a major product liability claim between a Belgian food manufacturer and its liability insurer.
  • Assisting a foreign insurer in successfully entering the Belgian market and quickly gaining a strong presence in niche segments.
  • Assisting a foreign insurer in developing and organizing the telemarketing of a range of insurance contracts adapted to the Belgian market, including an Accident & Health policy and a Life policy for a large insurance group Reviewing D&O/E&O liability insurance policies for major corporations and advising on risk transfer.
  • Obtaining a court injunction against a credit insurer to reinstate a 125 million euro credit risk coverage it had suspended as a consequence of the financial crisis and the unavailability of reinsurance possibilities on the market.
  • Assisting a major travel insurance company in terminating the agreement with its underwriting agency and in dealing with the financial, commercial and regulatory consequences of the former underwriter’s bankruptcy.
  • Reviewing the new general terms and conditions of the Belgian market leader for aviation insurance.

What others say about us

« What we particularly appreciate is the team’s success rate in litigation, its adherence to deadlines, its great pro-activity and the quality of its drafts. Also of great importance is Liedekerke’s experience and familiarity with our insurance business » says the Legal Counsel of a specialist insurer.

The Head of Legal at another company praises « the great availability of the team ». He adds: « Their opinions are concise, practical, to the point ».

The Legal Director of a multinational values the involvement of partners at Liedekerke. “Even if the contact partner delegates to an associate, he or she remains perfectly on top of matters”.

For the Head of Legal of one of the largest Belgian insurers, Liedekerke “is in a very strong position since we are looking for a pragmatic service, with experienced, responsive lawyers”. “We enjoy the relationship with Liedekerke”.

--Liedekerke Clients Survey