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Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa



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

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

Focussing 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 of international private law and enforcement. She acts in both civil court and arbitration proceedings.  Evelyn is also one of few qualified Supreme Court litigators in the Netherlands.

Evelyn has ample experience in issues regarding interpretation of contract, breach of contract, termination issues and assessment of damages. Evelyn has acted in numerous complex national and international commercial disputes in inter alia the communications, IT, food, construction, transport, energy and chemical sectors. Furthermore, she has been specializing for more than 14 years in disputes in the fields of liability and insurance as well as in providing advice on policy wording and policy coverage. She is a member of our Tech & Comms and Life Sciences Groups.

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

Evelyn is a member of the Dutch Arbitration Association (DAA) and of the Dutch associations for Civil Law (VBR), Insurance Law (Vereniging voor Verzekeringswetenschap), Procedural Law (NVvP) and Liability & Insurance (VASR). 

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

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