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Andrew J. Enschedé focuses his practice on the representation of multinational companies, traditional commercial litigation and the representation of policyholders. He has more than 20 years of experience in the practice of law and has also worked in an executive capacity for a multinational company with operations in China, New Zealand, Australia, the United States and throughout Western and Eastern Europe. He speaks two languages fluently (Dutch and English) and is proficient in both German and French. He brings a practical business-like approach when advising his clients, stays close to business operations to provide legal advice consistent with business needs, and is particularly aware of cultural differences in the business and legal traditions of Europe and the United States.

In the policyholder area, he advises on major insurance coverage disputes and negotiates and writes manuscript insurance policies. He has represented major multinationals in the oil and gas, chemical, food, and manufacturing industries in coverage issues involving environmental and asbestos liabilities and has played a pivotal role in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients. He also regularly counsels policyholders regarding insurer insolvencies, continually monitors developments surrounding insurance carriers, and advises on the effects of corporate transactions in relation to historic insurance policies, past liabilities and go-forward coverage programs.

Andrew has also developed a niche practice involving the representation of foreign companies, particularly out of The Netherlands. He has been involved with bringing Dutch companies with expertise in water management to work in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. He also regularly represents Dutch companies that wish to form subsidiaries to promote their United States interests and business. In that vein, he handles and coordinates corporate formation, employment issues, interplay with foreign controlled parents, taxation issues (including transfer pricing) and contract negotiations.

Andrew also maintains a general litigation practice representing companies and individuals in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including minority shareholder claims, sale of goods issues under U.C.C. Article 2, and fraud allegations.  


  • International
  • Insurance Recovery and Coverage
  • Commercial Litigation, including Minority Shareholder Claims and Fraud Allegations
  • Reinsurance
  • Complex Corporate Transactions



  • Represented Dutch real estate company in the dissolution of a joint venture with a U.S.-based company.
  • Represent Netherlands engineering and consulting firm engaged in post-Katrina consulting and other infrastructure projects.
  • Represent Dutch food producer in connection with various U.S. ventures.
  • Represent Dutch general contractor in connection with various contract negotiations with U.S. corporations.
  • Advise on corporate governance and corporate law, corporate disclosures, document management and retention, and subsidiary management.
  • Provide counsel to board of directors and executive officers on corporate law, corporate governance and insurance issues.
  • Negotiated credit agreements and advise on commercial guarantees and letters of credit.
  • Provide legal counsel relating to subsidiary management, including maintenance of records, preparation of resolutions and conduct of annual meetings.
  • Provide legal counsel in functions relating to document retention and management, including development and maintenance of record retention policies and procedures.
  • Handle insurance coverage litigation and provide insurance coverage advice to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Provided coverage advice for liabilities arising out of environmental, asbestos, construction and workers' compensation claims, including loss portfolio transfer and guaranteed cost program products.
  • Provided advice concerning creation of trusts using insurance assets.
  • Coordinate with bankruptcy counsel concerning potential bankruptcy filings and using insurance coverage proceeds to fund bankrupt estate.
  • Analyze and provide coverage advice in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Worked on various claims involving insolvent insurers such as KWELM, The Home Insurance Company, Transit Casualty Company, Legion Indemnity Company and Reliance Insurance Company.
  • Provided advice concerning cut-through possibilities to reinsurance of insolvent carriers.
  • Lead counsel representing policyholder interveners in connection with acquisition of insurance company.
  • Counseled clients concerning acquisitions of insurance and structuring risk management programs.
  • Represented companies in all phases of litigation, including discovery and trial.
  • Principal negotiator and drafter of multiple settlements in complex litigation.
  • Lead counsel representing a municipality in connection with an adversary proceeding filed against the bankruptcy estate of a cable company resulting in settlement of $56 million.
  • Represent minority shareholders in claims against majority shareholders.
  • Represent manufacturer of specially manufactured goods in contractual dispute against purchaser.
  • International Casings Group, Inc. v. Premium Standard Farms, Inc., 358 F. Supp. 2d 863 (WD Mo. 2005)

Recognition & Leadership

  • Chairman and Founder, Netherland-American Foundation Dutch Chicago Business Exchange
  • Director, Netherland-America Foundation
  • Member, Haskoning USA, Inc.
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary, Fri-Jado, Inc.
  • Secretary, Lightweight Containers, Inc.
  • Secretary, Croon USA, Inc.
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Section of Litigation
    • Former Co-Chair, Comprehensive General Liability Subcommittee, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
  • Past President, The Netherlands Club of Chicago


  • J.D., University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 1994
    • Executive Editor, UIC Journal of Privacy & Technology Law
    • Best Brief, Niagara International Law Moot Court Competition, 1993
  • International Law Program, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 1990
  • B.A., Tufts University, 1990
  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Dutch
  • German
  • French