Tinne Maes

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“I am heading the Legal, Complaints and Corporate Secretary Department of DKV and ERGO Insurance in Belgium. Our team provides cross-departmental assistance on all aspects of law.

This includes drafts and reviews of all types of contracts, contacts with the Supervisory Authorities, reviews of all external communications and publicity, corporate secretary tasks for the Board of Directors and its subcommittees, customer complaints and litigations, among others.”

Tinne Maes

Questions for Tinne Maes

How did you start your career?

“I obtained my law degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, after which I studied a postgraduate Degree in Economic Law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law at King's College London. After my internship at CMS De Backer focusing on Corporate and Commercial Law, I continued my career at Lydian Lawyers in 2010 specialising in Insurance, Commercial law and litigation. I left the law firm as senior associate lawyer to join ERGO Insurance NV as Head of the Legal and Complaints Department in March 2017. In April 2018, I got the opportunity to head the Legal and Complaints Department of DKV Belgium NV as well, making one Team serving both companies.”

How does your daily routine look like?

“There is not really a daily routine in a Legal and Complaints Department, which keeps the role very interesting. Every day is different; the only constants are the emails and meetings.”

Your Motto:

“Yes, we can! Carpe Diem!”

How would you describe yourself?

“I am an enthusiastic, energetic and passionate lawyer wanting to achieve pragmatic and business oriented solutions. I am engaged and driven in everything I do, take responsibility and accountability and enjoy working with people. I try to inspire and guide my team via confidence, trust and mutual respect”

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