Derk-Jan van der Kolk

Lawyer, Partner

Derk-Jan van der Kolk joined Van Traa as a partner in October 2011. Before which he had already affirmed himself at a renowned law firm, where he worked as a lawyer for 25 years. Derk-Jan specialises in insurance and liability law, with a focus on personal injury and loss of dependency, fire and environmental damages, including asbestos issues. He advises insurers and companies regarding company liability, fraud, fire, technical insurances, professional liability and on insurance policies and injury. Legal500 recommends him as a specialist in that field.

Derk-Jan is a well-known name in the personal injury branch. He was vice-president of the Personal Injury Lawyers’ Association (Vereniging van Letselschade Advocaten (LSA)) from 2004-2010. Since 2010, he has been the chairman of the Quality Committee of the LSA. Derk-Jan was a member of the editorial board of the ‘Letsel & Schade’ magazine. Derk-Jan has completed the Grotius specialisation course, Personal Injury.

In the past, Derk Jan was a member of the Compensation Committee Sexual Abuse of the Roman Catholic Church in The Netherlands (Compensatie Commissie Seksueel Misbruik van de Rooms-Katholieke Kerk in Nederland) (2013-2017). Derk-Jan furthermore chairs the General Church Council Protestant Denominations Rotterdam-Noordrand (Algemene Kerkenraad Protestantse Gemeente Rotterdam-Noordrand). Derk-Jan is a member of the Association for Insurance Science (Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap (VvVW)), the Association for Liability and Damages (Vereniging voor Aansprakelijkheids- en Schadevergoedingsrecht (VASR)) and the Dutch Insurance Bourse Association (Vereniging Nederlandse Assurantie Beurs (VNAB)).

Insurance & Liability
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