Antoinette Collignon


Antoinette Collignon specialises in national and cross-border liability and bodily injury cases, product liability, employer liability and international civil law.


Antoinette advises insurers, international loss adjustment agencies, and businesses as well as victims. In international cases, she works closely with renowned law firms in Europe and the United States. She was one of the founders of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers European Association (PEOPIL) established in 1997, of which she became the first Dutch member and also the first female president from 2009 to September 2013.

Antoinette is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars. She is an affiliated lecturer at Sdu and Kerckebosch. She also regularly publishes articles on her specialism. Together with Tamara Novakovski and Carolien van Weering, she forms Legaltree's Liability Law group.

Work experience

After graduating, Antoinette joined the law firm Kienhuis Hoving in Enschede. She then moved first to Marree & Dijxhoorn and later to Beer Advocaten. She joined Legaltree as partner in October 2010.

Memberships & ancillary positions

  • Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL), co-founder, 1997
  • Association for Personal Injury Lawyers (LSA)
  • Association for Liability and Damages law (VASR)
  • Institute for European Traffic Law (IETL)
  • Lecturer Kerckebosch – European law and traffic accidents, since 2014
  • Part-time lecturer on International Dispute Resolution Leiden University, Law of Civil Procedure division, 2014-2017, 2021
  • Member of International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL)
  • Chair of Stichting Essure Claims
  • Chair complaints committee Pantar
  • Chair Stichting Environmental Claims


  • Grotius Academy – postgraduate specialisation Personal Injury, 1994
  • University of Groningen – Private law and Criminal law, (specialisation: legal profession) 1990

Prizes and awards

  • International trial lawyer leadership award, July 2013
  • Honorary membership of PEOPIL, September 2013