Insurance & Reinsurance
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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.
Acting for reinsurers in the first case on substantive Bermuda Form matters to come before the English Courts, AZICO v. XL and ACE ( EWCA Civ 1660)
Acting for an international insurance group on the local regulatory requirements applicable to the provision of insurance and reinsurance in all Latin American jurisdictions
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
Acting for a major U.S reinsurer in a USD 500 million dispute concerning retrospective insurance agreements
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
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
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
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...
Acting for insurers in relation to the issues arising from the reinsurance contracts of surety insurances issued in Spain
Acting for reinsurers in a dispute arising from the reinsurance contract of a general liability policy issued to a Spanish utility company
Acting for a financial guaranty company in a large dollar reinsurance arbitration involving non-traditional and subprime mortgages
Acting for a global insurer in relation to a reinsurance arbitration involving a Thai airline crash
Acting (with assistance from the brokers) for a UK based industrial special risks reinsurer in running a whole portfolio of subrogation actions