Van Niekerk Cieremans advocaten

Patrick R. van der Vorst


Patrick van der Vorst specialises in insurance and liability matters. He assists insurers, manufacturers, construction companies and others with issues of contractual and non-contractual liability (both with a national and international character), particularly relating to technical damage (including construction-related damage), product liability and professional liability.

Patrick also handles recourse cases (e.g. fire recourse) and various types of policy disputes between insurers and their insured (corporate liability, PDBI, CAR/EAR, machinery breakdown, D&O). He further advises on matters regarding (policy)conditions and supervisory law.

Patrick graduated cum laude from Erasmus University Rotterdam’s School of Law in the summer of 2007 and joined NautaDutilh in 2008. Patrick – together with the other members of NautaDutilh’s liability and insurance department – transferred on 1 September 2014 to VanNiekerkCieremans, where he became partner on 1 January 2019.

Patrick is a member of the Rotterdam Bar. He is also a member of several legal associations, such as the Beursclub Technische Verzekeringen, Young Insurance, Cobra1998 and the Association for Insurance Studies (Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap). He publishes on a regular basis and is a member of the editorial board of the Dutch law journal Aansprakelijkheids- en Verzekeringsrecht in de Praktijk. Previously, he has been editor of the journal Juridisch up to Date. Patrick is recommended by Chambers (‘an emerging presence in the insurance sector, with expertise in product liability, technical damage and professional liability, as well as policy disputes").