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Eva Schothorst - Gransier

Counsel

CMS
Newtonlaan 203
3584 BH Utrecht
PO Box 85250
3508 AG Utrecht
Netherlands
Languages English, Dutch

Eva Schothorst-Gransier works in our firms' Litigation & Insurance Practice Group. She advises on breach of contract, dissolution and attachments. She is specialised in liability and insurance law, focusing in particular on complex and/or international personal injury cases, including employers' liability. She advises and litigates on a range of issues concerning product liability (in Life Sciences), professional liability and D&O liability. Eva also has extensive experience with insurance-related regulatory matters in connection with the Financial Supervision Act. Eva has wide-ranging knowledge and experience in drawing up policy texts and litigation in policy disputes, including cases held before the Ombudsman. She works mostly on behalf of insurers and other companies.

Eva is a lecturer in Liability and Insurance Law for the Dutch Lawyer Association, hosts many in-house classes for clients. She also regularly publishes articles in leading professional journals.

Eva has been working as a lawyer since 2001. Before joining CMS in 2008, she worked for a large law firm in Rotterdam, followed by a stint at a medium-sized firm in The Hague.

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Eva Schothorst is recommended.

The Legal 500, 2019

Relevant experience

  • Acting on behalf of an insurance company in various Kifid cases.
  • Representing a lifesciences manufacturer against claims regarding an alleged defective product.
  • Litigation in employers' liability for several employers.
  • Assisting in drafting policy wordings for an insurance company.
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Education

  • Commerce and Liability, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies

  • Dutch Law (Private Law), Utrecht University

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Memberships

  • Association for Health Law

  • Association for Insurance Knowledge

  • Employment Law Association

  • Lecturer at Attorneys Education Foundation (Stichting Opleiding Advocaten) for the Sub-District of Utrecht (liability and insurance law)

  • Lecturer in Liability Law for Quod-Iure, a permanent training centre for the legal and notarial professions

  • Lecturer in Liability and Insurance Law in-house

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