Sandra is a partner in the Commercial and Dispute Resolution practices and heads the Insurance and Reinsurance team
Sandra has a particular focus on:
- insurance law
- liability issues
- pensions law
Expertise and experience
Sandra’s six years’ experience with ING Insurance (now Vivium) means that she combines direct sector experience with a legal perspective, giving her a unique view and understanding of the issues confronting her clients. We say “unique” because no other law firm has this blend of experience in house.
Her clients include Belgian and international insurance and reinsurance companies, professional organisations, mutual societies and insurance intermediaries.
She advises and litigates in the fields of life and non-life insurance, distribution of insurance products including new distribution forms, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance, reinsurance, corporate insurance and transfer of portfolios, the development of new insurance products and review of policy wording and premium insurance tax.
She has in-depth knowledge of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) and maintains excellent contact with insurers, actuaries, academics, insurers’ associations and control authorities. Her combined knowledge of collective insurance and pensions is outstanding.
Sandra graduated with a law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in 1994. After her studies, she took a number of supplementary courses in insurance and risk management, including at Assuralia and with the German reinsurer, Münchener Rück. Sandra was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1999.
Publications and speaking engagements
She is in demand as a speaker on insurance and lectures on insurance at the University of Antwerp, where she is a member of the steering group of the Antwerp Liability Law and Insurance Chair (ALLIC). She is regularly published on subjects such the introduction of class actions in the Belgian legal system and the coverage of cyber risks. Sandra regularly conducts in-house courses.
Who’s Who Legal 2019 – Global Leader, Insurance and Reinsurance
Legal 500 EMEA – Leading Individual, Insurance, “always accessible and open-minded”
Member of the Antwerp Insurance Club; the Belgian Association of Insurance Lawyers (AJA); the Royal Association of the Belgian Insurers (CRAB/ KKVB); the Belgian Pension Lawyers Association (BePLA the Board of Directors of the pension fund for lawyers, bailiffs and other independents (Voorzorgskas OFP); Women’s Law Network (WLN); and the Belgian section of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA).