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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 specialised in health & safety, can be regarded as a leading claims defense lawyer, particularly in the field of product liability and product safety (recalls and notification to authorities). She is involved in high-profile cross-border defence litigation and recall strategy of great strategic importance. Eva advises (London) market leading insurance companies, life sciences, retail and real estate companies. ​

Eva heads the international CMS Product Liability in Life Sciences Group, which consists of over 45 senior lawyers across Europe, Russia and China, with in-depth knowledge of the Life Sciences industry and a proven track record of dealing with high end cross-border product liability claims and recall advice. Her strong expertise is supported by the fact that she was admitted as a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel ("IADC"). The IADC is an elite international organisation of approx. 2500 peer-reviewed in-house counsel, insurance executives, and outside counsel representing business entities around the world. Members include Aon, Bayer, Johnson&Johnson, Liberty, Swiss Re, Pfizer, Microsoft, etc. In the Netherlands only 4 other lawyers are member.

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‘Eva Schothorst-Gransier is a key advisor and is both efficient and approachable. Also notable are her colleagues Guillaume Creijghton and Marlot Tak.‘

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

‘Eva Schothorst-Gransier and her team excel in quickly understanding and managing the complex cross-border product liability issues we are dealing with. She thinks in solutions, not only from the perspective of legal risks, but also takes the commercial interests of the client into account.‘

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

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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