Insurance disputes can arise out of insured risks, claims or policy disputes, but insurers are also facing unprecedented regulatory challenges. Our team of dedicated experts combine significant experience with the legal and commercial acumen necessary to obtain a desirable and cost-effective resolution in this dynamic, challenging and highly competitive field.

Our global presence enables us to provide comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional legal advice at the times most critical to our clients.

Our team are experienced in all types of disputes, including:

  • Coverage and allocation
  • Finite risk reinsurance
  • Problems relating to managing general agencies and pools
  • Insurance/reinsurance insolvency litigation
  • Binding authority issues
  • Wording issues and advice

We represent a wide range of clients, including many of the world’s leading reinsurers, insurers and brokers on issues concerning:

  • Facultative
  • Excess
  • Coverage issues
  • Captive disputes
  • Conflicts of laws and forum shopping
  • Special risks
  • Financial lines
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Errors and omissions (particularly accountants’)
  • Environmental coverage
  • Policy and contract review

Client Experience

Representative Work

Insurance Arbitration

Representing a reinsurer in arbitration against a Bermuda insured where our client was seeking to have the insurance declared void by reason of material non-disclosure

Representing insurers of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman

Representing insurers of the Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman in relation to a US$70 million contested insurance claim, which has given rise to multiple proceedings involving three layers of excess insurers in multiple jurisdictions.

Our Experts

Charles Davies

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 622
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Caren Pegg

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 636
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Fraser Robertson

Group Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 032
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John Wasty

Global Practice Group Co-Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3206
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John Riihiluoma

Senior Counsel: Bermuda

T +1 441 298 3236
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Our Insurance & Reinsurance Dispute Resolution team is a recognised industry leader, having been...

Linda Helm

Senior Associate: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 069
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Ruth Costain

Associate: Isle of Man

T +44 (0) 1624 647 988
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