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Tjitske Cieremans

Attorney-at-law

Tjitske Cieremans specialises mainly in professional and directors’ liability, contractual claims and personal injuries involving product liability, accidents or occupational accidents and diseases. She assists insurers and companies in handling complex claims, dealing with policy disputes and recourse cases and conducting proceedings before the ordinary courts, disciplinary tribunals, arbitration institutes and mediators. Tjitske also specialises in market supervision and regulation and the organisation of the insurance and intermediary industry. She often advises foreign insurers and brokers on this subject.

Tjitske studied Arabic language and literature and Dutch law at the University of Leiden and has worked as a lawyer since 1991. She started her career at NautaDutilh, where she became partner in 2001. She was a member of NautaDutilh’s Executive Board from 2004 to 2007.

Tjitske is a member of the Disciplinary Proceedings Committee of the Netherlands Bar Association. She is also a member of several insurance and legal associations.

Outside her work, Tjitske holds positions with various organisations, including the board of a foundation to promote charitable works in Rotterdam and the board of Arboretum Trompenburg. For twelve years she chaired the corporate pension fund of NautaDutilh. She was previously on the supervisory board of a children’s charitable foundation involved in the sale of special postage stamps, and on the supervisory board of the Rotterdam Bar Association and the Rotterdam Economic Development Board.

Tjitske is recommended by Chambers en Legal500:

"Tjitske is very analytical and demonstrates a thorough approach. She is quick to think on her feet and is a great strategic partner to work with").

"A client appreciates that Tjitske Cieremans is 'easy to acces and communicate with' whilst another source admires her 'excellent technical and industry knowledge'. She focuses on professional indemnity claims as well as policy wording and personal injury cases."