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Energy and engineering

Energy and engineering

We act for insurers and reinsurers of construction and engineering projects throughout the world. Our team is comprised of market leading lawyers with specialist experience of industrial losses of all types in the energy, engineering and construction sectors. We handle coverage, defence and subrogated recoveries for insurers and reinsurers, both in the UK and worldwide.

Experience includes:

Energy Upstream

  • Offshore Construction
  • Operating Risks
  • Drilling Risks

Energy Downstream

  • Refining
  • Generation
  • Mining
  • LNG
  • Renewables

Engineering

  • Petrochemicals
  • Desalination
  • Waste Treatment
  • Tunnelling
  • Road Building
  • Railways
  • Health & Safety
  • Machine Breakdown
  • Project construction

Marine

  • Hull/Cargo
  • Liability, Particularly Charterers' and Ship Repairers'
  • Builders' Risks
  • Mortgagees' Interest
  • Yachts
  • Loss of Hire

Our involvement arises when there is a major loss such as equipment failure and breakdown or catastrophe.

We offer specialised knowledge of emerging markets (e.g. BRIC, Spanish America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East), which with our network of offices gives us unparalleled international reach: also detailed knowledge of the underlying industrial sectors, which gives us a good insight into the nature and circumstances of the losses, particularly Business Interruption.

By their nature, these complex, high-value claims may arise anywhere in the world. Some are UK-based, but more often we are handling cross-border disputes across the globe. These may be serviced out of London, Paris, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, New York or San Francisco. From the Singapore office alone, we have handled liabilities arising from the Indonesian riots and earthquakes, SARS, Enron and Tsunamis.

Claims are dealt with by litigation, arbitration or mediation when appropriate. Partners often manage litigation across jurisdictions and we regularly do so in the Far East, Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, US, Canada and South America. We have experience in ICC, LCIA, ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations. All our specialist partners have mediation experience.