Our team has extensive experience representing major international excess casualty insurers, reinsurers and captive insurance companies in high-profile Bermuda Form disputes and arbitrations in London, Bermuda and elsewhere, stemming from some of the largest natural disasters and mass tort class action lawsuits across the United States for personal injury and property damage.

We have obtained successful outcomes in disputes and arbitrations involving mass tort, toxic chemical pollution (arising out of the use of building products, herbicides, agricultural products, etc.), energy (including gas explosions), personal injury claims for various forms of cancer arising out of exposure to toxic chemicals, product liability, pharmaceutical, healthcare and sexual abuse claims.

New York law has long been the cornerstone of Bermuda Form insurance policies with London or Bermuda as the juridical seat of the arbitration, such that successfully arbitrating Bermuda Form disputes requires an in-depth knowledge of US, English and Bermudian laws and procedure. Through our global platform and the comprehensive knowledge our team has in these areas, our Bermuda Form team has the in-depth ability to analyze complex coverage issues, and to advance our clients’ interests successfully in major arbitrations in a cost-effective manner.

With offices around the world, we can staff sizable teams across jurisdictions to meet the rigorous demands of large-scale arbitrations. We have extensive internal resources and platforms to handle significant disclosure efficiently. Through the application of cutting-edge technology and the use of artificial intelligence hosted in data centers across the globe coupled with the prowess of our international eDiscovery team, we are also able to identify key documents and facts early in the disclosure process, with the benefit of streamlining the disclosure process and managing costs.

We are trusted advisors to many international insurers with whom we have deep-seated relationships and who turn to us on their most complex Bermuda Form disputes. Our experience in Bermuda Form arbitration has been recognized by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, where we have been ranked in their US guides, as well as in Lawdragon’s Global Litigation 500 and in the Insurance & Reinsurance Expert Guides.

Members of our team have spoken extensively at major industry conferences and events in Bermuda and the US and have authored numerous articles in this area.


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Co-Head of Insurance Disputes, United States


Co-Head of Insurance Disputes, United States
Co-Head of Insurance Disputes, United States