Antoinette Collignon is a specialist in (cross-border) liability and bodily injury cases, product liability, employer liability and international private law. She advises insurers, international loss adjustment agencies, and businesses as well as victims. In international cases, she works closely with law firms of good repute in Europe and the United States. She was one of the founders of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers European Association (PEOPIL) founded in 1997, of which she became the first Dutch member and also the first female president from 2009 up to September 2013.
Antoinette is a regular speaker at congresses and seminars. She is affiliated as lecturer, amongst others, at the SDU, Kerckebosch and Magna Charta. She also regularly publishes articles on her specialty. Together with Tamara Novakovski and Carolien van Weering, she makes up the liability law practice of Legaltree.
After graduating, Antoinette joined the law firm, Kienhuis Hoving, at Enschede. She then moved first to Marree & Dijxhoorn then to Beer Advocaten. She has been a partner at Legaltree since October 2010.
Memberships and additional positions
PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers), co-founder, 1997
LSA (Association for Personal Injury Lawyers)
VASR (Association for liability and damages law)
IETL (Institute for European Traffic Law)
Lecturer at SDU, bodily injury: tips and strategies since 2011
Lecturer Kerckebosch, course on European law and traffic accidents since 2014
Part time lecturer on International Dispute Resolution Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, law of civil procedure division, 2014-2017
Member of IATL (International Academy of Trial Lawyers) 2017
Prizes and awards
International trial lawyer leadership award, July 2013
Honorary membership of PEOPIL, September 2013
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), private law and criminal law with distinction legal profession (1990)
Grotius academie Nijmegen, Post graduate course on Personal Injury (1994)
Areas of law
Antoinette has entered the following areas of law in the register of the Netherlands Bar Association:
Civil procedural law
Personal injury law
Each calendar year ten training points in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar Association must be collected under this registration.
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