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  • Co-Head of the multi-disciplinary insurance sector at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.
  • Described in Legal 500 as 'world-class'.
  • Rated in the top five Global Elite Thought Leaders by Who’s Who 2019.
  • Known in the industry as one of the “Reinsurance Gurus” boasting an impressive 20+ years' track record of ‘not losing a case’.
  • Specialising in reinsurance/insurance, arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution for UK and international insurers, reinsurers and brokers.
  • Acted in a number of high profile reported Insurance/Reinsurance cases covering: hurricanes, personal accident, life, financial institutions, war risks, and most classes of business.
  • Examples of cases range from the World Trade Centre, New Zealand Earthquake and volcanic ash losses to life reinsurances and financial institutions disputes.
  • Recommended as a leading individual for insurance and reinsurance litigation by Legal 500 and Chambers directories.
  • Professional memberships include: ARIAS UK, ARIAS US, the London Court of International Arbitration, British Insurance Law Association, World Traders Livery Company and associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  • Freeman of the City of London
  • ARIAS (UK) Management Committee

Representative Experience

  • New Zealand Earthquake - Bermudan Reinsurer: Successful arbitration on aggregation of New Zealand Earthquake losses and interpretation of “cause” language and effect of extended expiration clause.
  • Guaranteed Annuities Reinsurance - International Reinsurer: Successful arbitration acting for a reinsurer on calculation of profit commission on performance of guaranteed annuities in the life sector.
  • Property Damage Losses - US Cedant: Successful recovery from London market reinsurers of property damage losses resulting from a defective building product. The case raised interesting issues on the operation of competing underlying insurances.
  • Liability Claims in Central America - Successful reinsurance recovery of personal injury losses paid for a large number of liability claims in Central America resulting from workers’ exposure to pesticides in the mid-20th Century.
  • Volcanic Ash - Acting for reinsurers in an arbitration concerning travel insurance losses caused by Icelandic volcanic ash eruption. Case involved analysis of extent to which volcanic ash was “bad weather”.
  • Broker Liability - Acting for a US insurer in a dispute with a London market broker who lost the slips proving the extent of the cedants’ reinsurance cover. The case involved issues such as broker’s duties to their clients, and the relationship between the producing and placing broker.