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Antoinette Collignon



Antoinette Collignon is a specialist in cross-border liability and personal injury cases, product liability, employers’ liability and private international law. She advises insurers, international claims agencies, companies, but also victims. In international affairs, she works closely with reputable law firms in Europe and the United States. She was there in 1997 when the Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) was established. She served as its president from 2009 to September 2013, being the first Dutch person and woman to do so. Antoinette regularly lectures at conferences and seminars of the Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and other international organisations. She is a part-time lecturer at the University of Leiden and also gives lessons at SDU and Kerckebosch. She also regularly writes articles about her field. Antoinette Collignon and Tamara Novakovski form the Liability Law Section of Legaltree.

Work experience

After graduating Antoinette joined Kienhuis Hoving in Enschede. She subsequently worked at Marree & Dijkshoorn and Beer Advocaten. She joined Legaltree in October 2010.

Memberships and ancillary positions

  • PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers) (co-founder, 1997)
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers [Vereniging voor letselschadeadvocaten (LSA)]
  • Association for Liability and Compensation Law [Vereniging voor letselschadeadvocaten (VASR)]
  • IETL (Institute for European Traffic Law)
  • GJN (Global Justice Network), Member of the Board
  • AAJ (American Association for Justice)
  • Chairperson of External Complaints on Inappropriate Behaviour PANTAR, Amsterdam
  • Since 2011, lecturer at SDU on injuries: tips and strategies
  • Since 2014, lecturer at Kerckebosch on European law and traffic accidents
  • Since 2014, part-time lecturer on International Dispute Resolution at Leiden University, Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law
  • Fellow International Academy of Trial Lawyers 2017

Awards and distinctions

International Trial Lawyer Leadership Award, July 2013Honorary membership of PEOPIL, September 2013
Honorary membership of PEOPIL, September 2013


University of Groningen (RUG), private law and criminal law with advocacy (1990)
Grotius Academy Nijmegen, postgraduate course on personal injury (1994)


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