Our London contentious reinsurance team is highly regarded, both for its depth of experience and its results in a number of major disputes affecting the reinsurance industry. We advise a diverse range of international clients, including insurance and reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates and intermediaries on an extensive array of issues.
We work on both domestic and cross-border reinsurance disputes, acting as part of a global team across our offices in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
We recognise that the reinsurance industry is rapidly changing and that the nature of disputes will also evolve as the convergence of the insurance and capital markets sectors gathers pace. We already have a significant track record in advising clients on the securitisation of insurance risk and, in conjunction with our experienced financial institutions group, we are well-placed to advise upon disputes arising out of securitisation projects.
Our areas of work include
- coverage disputes
- drafting and interpretation of treaty wordings and other contractual documentation (including contracts covering credit risks; critical illness business; stakeholder pensions; overseas warranty business; medical trusts; motor and personal lines business)
- inspection of documents
- insolvency issues
- management of run-off pools and programmes
- regulatory matters
- relationships with intermediaries