Europe’s largest settlement concerning investment loss to date – Belgian insurer Ageas, successor to the Belgian/Dutch insurer Fortis, has offered its investors a settlement of €1.2 billion. The settlement concerns the accusations regarding the incorrect information provided to investors in 2007 and 2008, particularly but not exclusively surrounding the nationalisation of the bank in October 2008 by the Dutch State. The settlement is based on the agreement that Ageas reached with four interest groups, including Stichting FortisEffect. As in the previous 7 years, then regarding the procedures, FortisEffect was advised by a team of lawyers specialised in financial law led by Adriaan de Gier from De Gier Business Finance Law. For the press report see: Press release Ageas March 14, 2016