Elegis’ Insurance and Liability department regularly advises insurance companies, brokers, corporations, and governments, as well as private individuals, in all their questions about insurance and liability. They naturally assist all of these clients in their insurance and liability disputes before the courts and arbitration bodies.
Members of this department do not only command a very deep knowledge of transportation and maritime insurance (cargo or hull insurance policies, P&I cover, FD&D covers, CMR, etc.), but also extensive experience and a notable reputation in the field of liability and property insurance.
They focus mainly on product liability claims, industrial risks, fire insurance, and all construction site and professional liability risks (including occupational accidents), for which we regularly act on behalf of professionals like bankers, directors, brokers, contractors, architects, consultancies, liberal professionals, consultants and doctors. elegis can also claim a long-standing, thorough expertise concerning liability of public authorities. In this area, the department counsels several limited companies (S.A./N.V.) under public law, municipalities, and a province.
Finally, we also regularly assist insurance intermediaries, insurers and reinsurers in regulatory issues and in discussions with the Belgian insurance regulator. This assistance comprises questions of licensing, freedom to provide services and freedom of establishment, launch of new policies, validity of policies and certain provisions under Belgian law, possible penalties for violation of the Belgian insurance legislation, etc.
In terms of our consultancy, we make a point of collaborating with you towards a result-oriented and practical approach to all your questions and problems, rather than approaching them theoretically or academically.
Our conflict management focuses primarily on conflict prevention, mediation and the search for an acceptable amicable settlement. If this proves unattainable, however, the team consists of experienced and flexible experts who will assist you in all possible expertises and procedures, always striving towards an efficient, fast and convenient solution to your problems.