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Assurance et réassurance

Une présence et une expérience mondiales inégalées dans tous les secteurs de l'assurance

Clyde & Co est le plus important cabinet juridique spécialisé dans les assurances au monde. Il fournit des services de conseil et de résolution des litiges de la plus haute qualité aux assureurs et à leurs clients opérant sur les marchés établis et émergents.

En plaçant nos clients au centre de tout ce que nous faisons, notre objectif est de combiner notre expérience spécialisée du marché avec une gestion hors pair de nos relations pour construire un service spécifiquement adapté aux besoins de nos clients, basé sur la compréhension de leurs philosophies individuelles en matière de sinistres et de leur appétit de souscription, ainsi que sur les questions de capital, d'exploitation et de réglementation auxquelles ils sont confrontés.

Notre capacité d'offrir des conseils sur la couverture et des services de défense est inégalées et ce, dans toutes les branches de l'assurance et de la réassurance, du plus petit sinistre au plus complexe. Notre pratique de pointe en matière de règlement des litiges couvre les litiges et toutes les formes de règlement alternatif des conflits en rapport avec des réclamations contentieuses. Nous avons également une expérience dans la représentation des assureurs dans le cadre de procédures réglementaires contentieuses.

Les risques sont de plus en plus interconnectés au niveau mondial. Nous nous concentrons sur des produits et des problèmes nouveaux et émergents, ainsi que sur des lignes plus traditionnelles, et nous avons développé nos activités à l'échelle internationale en associant notre présence mondiale et nos connaissances spécialisées locales pour garantir que nous pouvons répondre rapidement aux problèmes de nos clients où qu'ils se produisent, et soutenir nos clients quant aux questions multi juridictionnelles les plus complexes.

Nous offrons une gamme complète de services de conseil, notamment sur les questions de rédaction de polices d'assurance, le développement de nouveaux produits, les options de financement et les recouvrements. Nous disposons d'équipes spécialisées dans les assurances d'entreprise, commerciales et réglementaires qui travaillent dans le monde entier et qui conseillent nos clients à chaque étape de leur développement. Ces équipes travaillent en étroite collaboration avec nos collègues de droit de l'emploi, de l'immobilier et de la fiscalité, offrant ainsi à nos clients assureurs la plus large gamme de services juridiques soutenus par une véritable expertise sectorielle.

Notre travail en assurance et réassurance

  • Afrique
  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Royaume-Uni & Europe
  • Total loss of a jackup drilling rig

    Advising a P&I club on coverage arising out of the capsize and total loss of a jackup drilling rig in Angolan waters at the mouth of the Congo River

    Angola

    Yemenia Airways flight 626 accident

    Advising insurers in respect of over 2500 passenger claims following Yemenia Airways Airbus accident on approach to runway, causing one fatality.

    Comoros

    Subrogated recovery following drill ship loss

    Acting on behalf of Saipem and subrogated insurers against the manufacturers of a disc brake and control system that was determined as the cause of the damage to Saipem's new generation drill ship, the Saipem 10,000.

    Equatorial Guinea

    Allied Air Flight 111 crash

    Advising insurers on an Allied Air Boeing 727 cargo plane which overran the runway on landing and broke through the airport perimeter fence causing fatalities and multiple ground injuries.

    Ghana

    Kenya Airways flight KQ507 accident

    Dealing with the legal liability claims arising out of an accident to Kenya Airways flight KQ507 which crashed immediately after takeoff from Douala International Airport.

    Kenya

    Afriqiyah Airways accident in Tripoli

    Advising Afriqiyah Airways and its insurers and reinsurers following the accident on flight from Johannesburg to Tripoli where aircraft touched down short of the runway, broke up and caught fire.

    Libya

    Dana Airlines disaster in Lagos

    Advising insurers regarding Dana Airlines flight 992 which crashed on its approach to Lagos, destroying the aircraft. All passengers and crew perished.

    Nigeria

    Coverage for mechanical breakdown and business interuption

    Representing reinsurers in the successful settlement of a USD 30 million claim arising from a breakdown of a mechanical shovel and consequential business interruption claim at a large diamond mine loss concerning coverage and quantum issues

    South Africa

    Steam turbine failure recovery court proceedings

    Successfully representing insurers in subrogated proceedings against an OEM following a turbine failure.

    South Africa

    Establishment of an insurtech offering

    Advising an insurer in relation to the establishment of its insurtech offering, including providing guidance in relation to the structure of the arrangements between the insurer and the technology partner appointed by it to create the Insurtech platform, drafting agreements between the parties...

    South Africa
  • Acklins Blue Cessna 402 crash

    Advising insurers regarding the Cessna 402 aircraft accident which crashed into Lake Killarney shortly after take-off from Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), Bahamas on a flight to San Salvador causing multiple fatalities.

    Bahamas

    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

    Enstar Acquisition of Torus

    Advising Enstar Group on their USD 692 million acquisition of specialty insurer Torus

    Bermuda

    CNA acquisition of Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited

    Advising CNA Financial Corporation on its GBP 143 million acquisition of Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited

    Bermuda

    Reorganisation using Part VII transfers

    Advising The Standard Club on the reorganisation of their Bermudian and various UK underwriting entities into one entity using Part VII transfers

    Bermuda

    Political risk cover for zinc and lead mines in South America

    Advising a bank on political risk cover for investments in lead and zinc mines in South America

    Brazil

    Air France flight 447 crash

    Advising insurers on Air France accident in the Atlantic Ocean between Rio de Janeiro and Paris, resulting in the deaths of all passengers and crew.

    Brazil

    Floating unit collision USD 20 million claim

    Acting for an insurer in relation to the P-XXV case involving a USD 20 million claim by a Brazilian insured for loss and damage following the collision of a floating unit

    Brazil

    Dispute concerning an all-risk insurance policy for a hydro-electric project

    Advising six co-insurers and thirty co-reinsurers in relation to a complex multi-jurisdictional dispute, involving court proceedings in the UK and Brazil, in addition to arbitrations under ARIAS and LCIA rules.

    Brazil

    Liabilities claim at Brazilian hydroelectric power plant

    Advising a panel of international reinsurers on their liabilities arising from strike and riot in a hydroelectric power plant in Brazil, with a stated claim of BRL 1.5 billion

    Brazil
  • Insurance Australia Group acquisition

    Advising Insurance Australia Group in relation to its acquisition of a 20% stake in Tianjin Bohai General Insurance Company (China)

    Australia

    Employment advice for the acquisition of an insurance company

    Advising an Australian insurance company on the acquisition of a European Insurer involving the coordination of advice in France, Germany and Spain

    Australia

    Large shareholder class action and insurance issues

    Acting for the insured and insurers in one of the largest shareholder class actions to proceed to trial in Australia (which arose from a profit downgrade), and advising on the insurance issues arising out of litigation in the US with the holders of convertible bonds

    Australia

    US Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and complaints

    Acting for a Big Four practice in Australia in respect of US Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and complaints regarding negligent and improper accounting practices, and advice on inter-firm related captive coverage

    Australia

    MetLife acquisition of the life insurance and annuity business of CitiGroup

    Advising MetLife in connection with the Australian aspects of its global acquisition of the life insurance and annuity business of CitiGroup. We advisied on, negotiated and documented various product distribution and joint venture marketing agreements between MetLife and Citi

    Australia

    Australian insurance regulatory issues

    Providing extensive advice on Australian insurance regulatory issues including assisting with the establishment of insurance operations and on reinsurance collateral arrangements

    Australia

    Negligence claims in relation to various projects

    Acting for an engineer defending negligence claims in relation to various projects, including the allegedly negligent design of tunnels, roads and bridges

    Australia

    Defense of structural engineers

    Defending structural engineers alleged to have failed to take account of hydrostatic pressure calculations in designing a landmark luxury harbour-side apartment complex

    Australia

    Federal Court of Australia proceedings

    Acting for the insurers of a large consulting engineering firm in relation to Federal Court of Australia proceedings which alleged they were responsible for the collapse of underground mine workings

    Australia

    Large claim for double insurance against contracts work insurer

    Acting for the industrial special risks insurer in a mining project in respect of a large claim for double insurance against the contracts work insurer

    Australia
  • USD 147 million acquisition in the GCC

    Advising RSA on its USD 147 million acquisition of Al Ahlia Insurance Company of Oman, creating Oman’s largest insurance company by premium income. This was the first major insurance acquisition in the GCC in recent years

    Oman

    Material damage from highway construction failure

    Advising reinsurers in a GBP 200 million material damage claim being brought in the courts of Qatar, arising from the failure of a newly constructed highway.

    Qatar

    Capsize of the offshore vessel Demas Victory

    Acting for insurers in relation to the “Demas Victory”, an offshore supply vessel, which capsized inbound to Qatar resulting in 30 deaths and ensuing criminal and civil proceedings, insurance and blood money issues

    Qatar

    Implementing regulations

    Advising QFCRA on the draft implementing regulations for the insurance sector to be issued by the Qatar Central Bank pursuant to the QCB Law; including undertaking an extensive benchmarking exercise against the insurance laws and regulations of the GCC.

    Qatar

    GCC government Social Health Insurance Project

    Advising the project team for in connection with its mandate to evaluate its health funding system and come up with proposals for reform and thereafter advising on the introduction of the Social Health Insurance Scheme, including drafting the requisite legislation and implementing regulations

    Saudi Arabia

    USD 4 million cash in transit theft

    Acting for London market reinsurers in relation to cash in transit losses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the theft of over USD 4 million in cash by the driver of one of the vehicles of the original insured, an armoured vehicle provider. We provided coverage advice in relation to the...

    Saudi Arabia

    Business interruption claim at Saudi petrochemical complex

    Acting for liability insurers of a power plant in Saudi Arabia which suffered 3 power outages and allegedly caused substantial property damage and related losses at a very large petrochemical complex on the Red Sea.

    Saudi Arabia

    Data Protection issues arising out of outsourcing arrangements

    Advising two international health insurers on the data protection issues arising in the context of their outsourcing arrangements with their Saudi joint ventures

    Saudi Arabia

    SAMA insurance regime

    Advising insurance interests on the SAMA insurance regime and establishing operations in Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia

    Markel

    Advising on medical negligence policy wording and issues relevant to the medical malpractice insurance scheme they offered in the UAE, Qatar and Oman

    United Arab Emirates
  • Art damage in storage and recovery of losses

    Assisting in the recovery of losses incurred by the owner of works by a leading 20th century painter, sculptor, print-maker and ceramicist following damage caused to a number of works stored by a well-known art packer and shipper

    Belgium

    Advising underwriters over contaminated babies' milk

    Advising underwriters in relation to the contamination of baby milk in Denmark. Our team is advising on coverage and liability with the assistance of Danish agents.

    Denmark

    Finnish OP-Pohjola acquisition of Skandia

    Advising Finnish insurer OP-Pohjola on its EUR 1.3 billion acquisition of the Finnish business of Skandia

    Finland

    High voltage direct current connection outage and multi-jurisdictional damage claim

    Acting for UK and French insurers in relation to damage caused in both France and England due to an outage of the high voltage direct current connection between the UK and continental Europe. We faced complex issues in international law and the overlap of multiple contracts

    France

    Baqueira Beret serious skiing accident

    Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.

    France

    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

    European distribution agreement and regulatory implications

    Advising a global insurer on its European-wide distribution agreement with a retail bank and the regulatory implications of that agreement

    France

    Insurance coverage for PIP implants

    Representing a product liability insurer of a chain of private hospitals specialising in providing cosmetic surgery, including breast implants, in regards to claims from patients who had been given the French-made PIP implants. These implants received extensive media coverage when it was...

    France

    Subrogated recovery following major flood

    Acting for London insurers in respect of a subrogated recovery against a dam operator following a major flood in Europe.

    Ireland

    The kidnapping of Shergar

    Advising on the kidnapping of the acclaimed Irish racehorse Shergar

    Ireland

Lignes d'affaires

Cyber

Cyber

Employment Practices Liability

Employment Practices Liability

Energy

Energy

Financial Institutions, Directors & Officers

Financial Institutions, Directors & Officers

Marine

Marine

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Product Liability & Recall

Product Liability & Recall

Professional Indemnity

Professional Indemnity

Property

Property

Reinsurance

Reinsurance

Specialty

Specialty

Water Utilities

Water Utilities

Services corporatifs

Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

Dispute Resolution & International Arbitration

Employment, Pensions & Immigration

Employment, Pensions & Immigration

InsurTech

InsurTech

Regulatory & Investigations

Regulatory & Investigations

Aviation & Space

Aviation & Space

Corporate

Corporate

Commercial

Commercial

Coronavirus Information Hub

Coronavirus Information Hub

 

Contact clé 

James Cooper
Associé, Responsable mondial du groupe de pratique Assurance

James est le président du Global Insurance Practice Group et le chef de l'équipe "Institutions financières et D&O".

La pratique de James se concentre sur tous les aspects de l'assurance et des services financiers. Il possède une vaste expérience dans la représentation d'administrateurs, de dirigeants et d'institutions financières sur des questions litigieuses dans un certain nombre de juridictions. Une grande partie de cette expérience porte sur l'arbitrage et les mandats transfrontaliers ayant un lien international.

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Notre équipe en assurance et réassurance

Andre Abou Aad
Andre Abou Aad

Legal Director

Emma Ager
Emma Ager

Partner

Leslie Ahari
Leslie Ahari

Partner

Amber Albrecht
Amber Albrecht

Associate

Lesley Allan
Lesley Allan

Partner

Barbara Almeida
Barbara Almeida

Partner

Saud Alsaab
Saud Alsaab

Partner

Katia Álvaro
Katia Álvaro

Senior Associate

David Amentas
David Amentas

Partner

Rosehana Amin
Rosehana Amin

Senior Associate

Dr. Styliani Ampatzi, LL.M.
Dr. Styliani Ampatzi, LL.M.

Associate

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