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Advising clients at the heart of the global reinsurance market

Our reinsurance practice is widely regarded as the leading team of lawyers in the market. We have been involved in some of the largest reinsurance transactions, preparing wordings for some of the most complex policies and handling the most important disputes, that have shaped reinsurance law over the last two decades.

Our clients include international reinsurance and insurance companies as well as many of the leading syndicates and companies in the London market.

Our global practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters and has deep experience in both life and general insurance. We have a broad practice, handling issues ranging from complex major claims to volume services and have experience across every class including aviation, casualty and healthcare, energy and engineering, financial institutions/D&O, fraud, marine, professional indemnity, property, political risk, regulatory risk, surety and TMT.

Experience/deals

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Substantive Bermuda Form matters for reinsurers

    Acting for reinsurers in the first case on substantive Bermuda Form matters to come before the English Courts, AZICO v. XL and ACE ([2013] EWCA Civ 1660)

    Bermuda

    Advice on local regulatory requirements applicable to reinsurance provision across Latin America

    Acting for an international insurance group on the local regulatory requirements applicable to the provision of insurance and reinsurance in all Latin American jurisdictions

    Brazil

    Natural disaster related arbitration against Canadian insurance company's reinurers

    Representing a Canadian property and casualty insurer in an arbitration against its reinsurer seeking payment of amounts due for losses arising out of a natural disaster

    Canada

    USD 500 million dispute for American reinsurer

    Acting for a major U.S reinsurer in a USD 500 million dispute concerning retrospective insurance agreements

    United States
  • China reinsurance strategy advice for UK insurer

    Acting for a UK insurance company on reinsurance regulatory issues. Providing comprehensive advice on how a foreign insurer could do reinsurance business in China and proposing structures/corporate strategy for China

    China

    Lehman's mini bonds mis-selling claims

    Acting for reinsurers of a large Hong Kong bank and its subsidiaries in relation to policy coverage and indemnity regarding substantial claims by thousands of customers alleging they had been missold Lehman's mini bonds

    Hong Kong
  • Structuring of Middle Eastern reinsurance programmes

    Assisting a wide range of international reinsurers in structuring local re/insurance programmes across the Middle East across a wide range of business lines including health, trade credit, and medical malpractice

    United Arab Emirates
  • Caño Limon pipeline French reinsurance arbitration

    Advising on a USD 3 million reinsurance arbitration on the aggregation of losses arising out of terrorist attacks on the Caño Limon pipeline. The reinsurance contracts were subject to French law and arbitration and the case led to a court dispute and mediation in relation to the implication of...

    France

    Spanish surety insurances reinsurance contract issues

    Acting for insurers in relation to the issues arising from the reinsurance contracts of surety insurances issued in Spain

    Spain

    Spanish utility company - reinsurance contract disputes

    Acting for reinsurers in a dispute arising from the reinsurance contract of a general liability policy issued to a Spanish utility company

    Spain

    London financial guarantee company reinsurance arbitration

    Acting for a financial guaranty company in a large dollar reinsurance arbitration involving non-traditional and subprime mortgages

    United Kingdom

    Thai airline crash reinsurance arbitration

    Acting for a global insurer in relation to a reinsurance arbitration involving a Thai airline crash

    United Kingdom

    Subrogation actions for UK based industrial special risks reinsurer

    Acting (with assistance from the brokers) for a UK based industrial special risks reinsurer in running a whole portfolio of subrogation actions

    United Kingdom

Our Reinsurance team

Emma Ager
Emma Ager

Partner

Barbara Almeida
Barbara Almeida

Partner

Jane Andrewartha
Jane Andrewartha

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Arturo Bello
Arturo Bello

Partner

Mark Beswetherick
Mark Beswetherick

Partner

Stephen Browning
Stephen Browning

Partner

Clinton Cameron
Clinton Cameron

Partner

Owen Carragher
Owen Carragher

Partner

Dean Carrigan
Dean Carrigan

Partner

Ik Wei Chong
Ik Wei Chong

Partner / Managing Director, Asia

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