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Insurance Disputes

Effective risk transfer strategies and protection


We understand that stakeholders across the insurance market require specialist expertise, often across jurisdictions, and the ability to apply this sector experience to resolve disputes effectively.

Most companies around the world use insurance as a means of effective risk transfer for their business. From traditional policies such as property damage and business interruption, directors and officers (D&O) liability, professional indemnity, and public and product liability, to newer and more bespoke products such as cyber, credit and political risk and warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurances, we can help you.

We work with corporate policyholders, brokers and insurance and reinsurance companies to provide strategic legal advice often on complex, high profile insurance and reinsurance disputes and achieve excellent outcomes that demonstrate real client value. 

Assisting with major claims is our core expertise, including advice on coverage, claim project management, claims advocacy to secure appropriate settlement of the claim using the full range of dispute resolution procedures including litigation, arbitration and all the forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Recent Experience


in IAG Re Australia Ltd v Ocean Marine Insurance Company, a NSW Supreme Court case arising out of Aviva's historical reinsurance arrangements  

an international reinsurer

on the development of a comprehensive strategy for BI claims arising from Covid-19 under different XoL reinsurance treaties worldwide

a Spanish food group

advising on a claim under a political risk policy due to the failure to repay its financial debt as a consequence of the armed conflict that broke out in Ethiopia 

a private equity house

advising on claims for breach of warranty against Warranty & Indemnity insurers as well as associated escrow disputes with warrantors

a global pharmaceutical company

advising on an insurance arbitration in relation to a D&O insurance claim 

Korean Re

advising on a dispute with retrocessionaire reinsurers in relation to the grounding and subsequent constructive total loss of a vessel off the coast of Brazil 

Insights and updates

3rd February 2023
Our assessment of the key lessons for insurance policyholders based on last year’s top cases...
22nd August 2022
Like all forms of insurance, the cover actually provided by policies which might be thought...
11th August 2022
A claim under a Directors and Officers liability policy for investigation, defence and settlement costs...
12th July 2022
A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court 1 demonstrates the scepticism with...

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