Pieter van Regteren Altena


Van Doorne
Jachthavenweg 121
1081 KM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)20 6789 208
Fax: +31 (0)20 7954 208

Email: regterenaltena@vandoorne.com
Web: www.van-doorne.com

Pieter van Regteren Altena graduated from the University of Groningen in 1980. He has been with Van Doorne since 1985 and became a partner in 1988. Since 1983, he has been active in the area of litigation and insurance law, focusing in particular on professional liability, product liability, company liability, drafting insurance policies, policy disputes, regulatory for insurance companies and brokers, and non-insured inter-company liability.

He is also active in Van Doorne’s Health group. He takes a special interest in the liability of medical professionals (liability, causality, disciplinary law) and product liability (food and medicines). Since 1985, he has represented the DES Foundation in legal proceedings in the Netherlands, including help with damage-payment arrangements managed by the DES Fund. He has also acted for food manufacturers on liability issues. Since 2000, he has been involved in the defence of tobacco companies against claims from smokers.

“high-quality advice.” Chambers Global (2013)

“Is considered ‘one of the leading liability lawyers in the market.’ He has extensive experience of domestic and international cases.” Chambers Global (2011)

“A leading litigator in the fields of insurance and liability law. His practice includes professional and product liability work.” Chambers Europe (2011)

“Provides 100% security and certainty, with in-depth knowledge of high-risk, complex issues.” “His ability to negotiate a mutually beneficial settlement is a great asset to clients.” Chambers Europe (2011)

“Is a skillful and experienced lawyer that aims for solutions that serve the client’s best interest.” Legal 500 EMEA (2011)

“The ‘experienced and charismatic’ Pieter van Regteren Altena enjoys a standing in the sector that has proven to be a great advantage to clients.” Chambers Europe (2010)

“Is known as an outstanding insurance litigator, with a focus on proefssional liability, company liability and policy disputes.” Chambers Europe (2010)

The number of claims brought against companies and their executive and supervisory boards is increasing. Professionals such lawyers, civil-law notaries and accountants are not spared either. It is vital for businesses and professionals to insure themselves against unacceptable risk. Van Doorne can help you keep claims to a minimum or avoid them altogether. And if you do end up in court, you can rely on our wide experience in litigation.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Insurance law
  • Professional liability (independent professionals, executives, directors and officers)
  • Product liability
  • Commercial disputes
  • Contracts and general terms and conditions
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Corporate litigation
  • Cross-border procedures
  • Civil litigation
Van Doorne is one of the leading independent Dutch law firms. Our attorneys and civil-law notaries advise premier Dutch and international companies, financial institutions, semi-public institutions and government agencies. We also act as state attorney for the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
The firm has a long tradition, dating back to 1930, the year in which Pieter van Doorne established his practice. The various partnerships created over the years have led to a dynamic and flexible firm with a unique, pragmatic approach.

Van Doorne is a multi-service firm with specialised practice areas that jointly cover the full breadth of commercial practice. Because of this specialisation, our 140 lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax consultants are always up to date on the latest developments in their areas of law.

The various practice groups cooperate closely to offer our clients the precise combination of knowledge and expertise relevant to the case. Truly adding value, we combine our legal and business acumen (our number 1 keyword) with current market knowledge in the various teams.

Our long-standing association with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne means we also have offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Maarten.

The “excellent” Pieter van Regteren Altena has extensive experience insurance, including professional liability and product liability claims. He is president of the Amsterdam Bar Association.
Chambers Europe, 2015