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Ian Plumley

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Ian Plumley

Ian Plumley

Partner

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Ian Plumley

Ian Plumley

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Ian’s practice is varied and, specialising in complex international coverage, defence and subrogation disputes, he has assisted blue-chip corporates, insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries and business recovery specialists in a range of arbitration and litigation in England & Wales, Bermuda, the US, the Caribbean and Europe. He also regularly assists clients in drafting and reviewing policy wordings.

In addition to his experience in all classes of reinsurance business, Ian advises on product liability & recall, US excess casualty (including disputes on the ‘Bermuda Form’), property, construction & engineering, industrials & power, specialty, and professional liability business across business sectors including, in particular, automotive, pharmaceutical, medical devices, food production, utilities and heavy industrials.

A co-author of “Reinsurance Practice and the Law” (Informa) and a contributor to Tottel’s Insurance Handbook, Ian has also written numerous articles for publications such as Insurance Day, Reactions, Insurance Law Monthly, Asia Insurance Review and Zeitschrift für Versicherungswesen.

Experience
  • Advising a multi-national vehicle manufacturer in respect of its product liability exposures (various proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court, the Commercial Court and the County Courts)
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims made by a pharmaceutical company under generic products patent infringement excess liability policies
  • Advising a managing agent at Lloyd’s in relation to the reinsurance programme covering its casualty accounts and its collateralised reinsurance arrangements covering its property accounts
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims for property damage and business interruption losses arising from the shutdown of a US steel mill.
  • Advising a London market insurer in run-off in respect of claims against its reinsurers for the recovery of outstanding balances
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims for losses arising from defective medical devices
  • Advising a London market insurer in respect of its product liability insurance coverage of a multi-national building products manufacturer
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims for property damage and business interruption losses arising from the failure of an African hydroelectric power plant
  • Advising a London market insurer in a Bermuda Form Arbitration relating to claims made by a multi-national Pharmaceutical company
  • Advising a composite insurer in respect of its product liability insurance coverage of a supplier of fittings to the food industry

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Ian is a litigation partner with extensive commercial, insurance and reinsurance experience, specialising in complex international coverage, defence and subrogation disputes in England & Wales, Bermuda, the US, the Caribbean and Europe.

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Full Profile

Ian’s practice is varied and, specialising in complex international coverage, defence and subrogation disputes, he has assisted blue-chip corporates, insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries and business recovery specialists in a range of arbitration and litigation in England & Wales, Bermuda, the US, the Caribbean and Europe. He also regularly assists clients in drafting and reviewing policy wordings.

In addition to his experience in all classes of reinsurance business, Ian advises on product liability & recall, US excess casualty (including disputes on the ‘Bermuda Form’), property, construction & engineering, industrials & power, specialty, and professional liability business across business sectors including, in particular, automotive, pharmaceutical, medical devices, food production, utilities and heavy industrials.

A co-author of “Reinsurance Practice and the Law” (Informa) and a contributor to Tottel’s Insurance Handbook, Ian has also written numerous articles for publications such as Insurance Day, Reactions, Insurance Law Monthly, Asia Insurance Review and Zeitschrift für Versicherungswesen.

Experience
  • Advising a multi-national vehicle manufacturer in respect of its product liability exposures (various proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court, the Commercial Court and the County Courts)
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims made by a pharmaceutical company under generic products patent infringement excess liability policies
  • Advising a managing agent at Lloyd’s in relation to the reinsurance programme covering its casualty accounts and its collateralised reinsurance arrangements covering its property accounts
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims for property damage and business interruption losses arising from the shutdown of a US steel mill.
  • Advising a London market insurer in run-off in respect of claims against its reinsurers for the recovery of outstanding balances
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims for losses arising from defective medical devices
  • Advising a London market insurer in respect of its product liability insurance coverage of a multi-national building products manufacturer
  • Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims for property damage and business interruption losses arising from the failure of an African hydroelectric power plant
  • Advising a London market insurer in a Bermuda Form Arbitration relating to claims made by a multi-national Pharmaceutical company
  • Advising a composite insurer in respect of its product liability insurance coverage of a supplier of fittings to the food industry
Sectors

Sectors

  • Infrastructure

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Retail & Consumer

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Global Recoveries

  • International Arbitration

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