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.