Disputes over insurance coverage take different forms and often revolve around matters of interpretation and scope of coverage. High-stakes international insurance claim disputes also often involve multi-party settings deriving from the typical constellations of indemnity and liability insurance. These often stem from reinsurance and retrocession contracts, which add to the complexity of insurance claims, especially considering follow the settlement clauses, follow the fortune clauses, claims-cooperation clauses and claims-control clauses.
Not only do these disputes raise commercial and technical aspects of particular intricacy, they require specific knowledge of how the sector works and its customary practices, and can’t be approached with a purely legal mindset.
Our lawyers combine legal and commercial know-how in insurance-related disputes with experience in a variety of technical fields typically connected with insurance coverage. Our clients particularly appreciate our deep knowledge of the sector, gained from over a decade of experience in relevant disputes – experience which has taught us to speak our clients’ language. Members of our team have also served as arbitrators in insurance arbitration proceedings, adding valuable perspective from that side of the bench. Add to that our top quality network of industry specialists and experts, and clients can be confident that we can swiftly and efficiently assemble the ideal team for each particular case.
With experience of handling disputes under various jurisdictions, our team combines legal, technical and commercial expertise and regularly advises and represents clients at all levels of the business in dispute resolution settings including mediation and arbitration.
We acted as counsel for a UK reinsurance company in an arbitration relating to a maritime transportation project.
We represented a major insurance group in the CEE region against a Swiss reinsurance company in ad hoc proceedings relating to the global insurance programme of a leading international mining company.
We represented a leading insurance company against a global supplier of engines and services for gas engine power plants in a dispute resulting from subrogation claims over a wood processing plant.
We advised a leading US insurance group in a multi-party arbitration and subsequent mediation proceedings.