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Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa

Partner Netherlands


Evelyn is a specialist in civil litigation and an excellent case manager of disputes and investigations

Evelyn is a partner and heads our Dispute Resolution Practice in the Netherlands. She is based in The Hague.

Focusing on all aspects of litigation and arbitration, Evelyn's expertise combines pre-trial advice, negotiations as well as alternative dispute resolution. Due to the cross-border nature of her work, Evelyn has significant experience in international private law and enforcement. She has ample experience in managing large internal compliance investigations and in managing other projects involving technology and/or extensive fact-finding.

Evelyn has ample experience in disputes regarding interpretation of contract, breach of contract, termination issues and determination of damages. Although Evelyn and her team work across all sectors, she has dealt with numerous disputes in inter alia the Technology & Communications, Construction & Infrastructure, IT, Transport & Logistics, Energy, Chemical Industry and Manufacturing Industry sectors.

She has been specializing for more than 17 years in disputes in the fields of liability and insurance (inter alia Professional Indemnity, CAR, Machinery Breakdown, D&O, Property and Liability) as well as in providing advice on policy wording and policy coverage. She also deals with (mass) claims and private enforcement claims.

Evelyn is also one of few qualified Supreme Court litigators in the Netherlands.

Evelyn was admitted to the bar in 2001. Before joining us in 2010, Evelyn worked for tier 1-litigation firms in the Netherlands.

Evelyn is a member of several lawyer's associations in the field of civil law, procedural law and insurance. She is a member of Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms and Life Sciences Groups and she heads the International Insurance Group.

Evelyn initiated and co-heads our Dutch knowledge portal, BirdBuzz. Also, Evelyn regularly publishes and lectures on topics of liability, cyber risks and civil procedural law, both in in-house courses and for external institutes.

Evelyn also studied classical violin at the Conservatory of Tilburg, the Netherlands. She graduated in 2001.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Clients praise Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa as an "excellent lawyer" who is "co-operative, open, flexible and commercially aware."'

    Chambers Global 2018
  2. Litigation lawyer of the year - the Netherlands

    Client Choice Awards 2018
  3. 'Sources consider [Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa] to be "really thorough, good and dedicated; she is on the ball."'

    Chambers Global 2017