Reinsurance industry practices have changed in recent years, placing more and more emphasis and importance on reinsurance contract wordings. It is more apparent that a contract is only an advantage if it exactly reﬂects what the underwriter intended and the insured expected. If companies want to avoid lengthy and expensive disputes, they must develop clear and thorough reinsurance agreements and avoid frequent and small nuances that can land reinsurance companies in trouble. This seminar focuses on advanced, up-to-the-minute issues of reinsurance contracts.
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Follow wordings – Issues, options and effective drafting
The Insurance Act 2015 – how it impacts your policy wording
Notice and information clauses
Drafting watertight reinsurance clauses: some common mistakes
Developments in property and casualty clauses
War risk, terrorism and political violence – wording issues
Being prepared for reinsurance disputes: Wordings and their role in dispute resolution
Phillippa Rowe, senior partner of independent reinsurance consultants Phillippa Ross & Co., has over 30 years experience of insurance and reinsurance claims in Lloyd’s and the London market and internationally. She began her reinsurance career with 15 years with the Kiln group at Lloyd’s. She currently acts as arbitrator, mediator, expert witness and technical consultant in a wide range of claims, wordings and market practice matters and writes, lectures and provides training courses on similar subjects.
Peter Wedge is a legal and claims executive with 30 years broad claims, litigation, and contract drafting experience in the (re)insurance industry. He works at Swiss Re as Global Contracts Knowledge Manager. He previously served as Senior Legal Counsel at Infrassure Limited; Global Head of Claim Solutions with SCOR; and Head of Claims for Alea Limited. Peter is an elected Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is the author of, inter alia, the Chartered Insurance Institute’s textbook on ‘Claims Management’; ‘Reinsurance Claims Management’ published by Witherbys.
Simon Cooper is a Partner in the Insurance and Reinsurance Group of Ince & Co LLP. He has more than 27 years’ experience of advising clients in the London and international insurance and reinsurance markets and has extensive experience of acting in large scale disputes in the English Commercial Court and appellate Courts, in ad hoc arbitrations and in overseas jurisdictions. Many of these disputes have involved multiple parties and complex issues of fact and law. Simon also has comprehensive experience of mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Simon’s practice focuses on reinsurance, financial lines and professional indemnity business but has included most areas of non-marine business. Simon is recommended in various guides including Legal 500, Chambers and The Euromoney Expert Guide. He is a member of the IUA Clauses Subcommittee and edited the second edition of ‘Reinsurance Practice & the Law’ as well as writing and lecturing frequently.
Christopher Foster is a Partner at Holman Fenwick Willan. He has considerable experience in contentious insurance and reinsurance matters, often with an international element, and commercial litigation generally. Christopher acts for insurers, reinsurers, and major insured entities and their captive insurers. His experience includes California wildfires, the invasion of Kuwait, WorldCom, Exxon Valdez, hurricane Katrina, the Lloyd’s litigation, asbestos, pollution, Enron, pharmaceutical liabilities, 9/11, Venezuelan political risks and volcanic ash. Christopher is the author of the arbitration chapter in the Insurance Institute of London’s book, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Practice, and a member of the Insurance Committee of the City of London Law Society.
Carrie Radford is a Managing Associate at Ince & Co with 10 years’ post qualification experience. Carrie specialises in insurance, with a growing marine insurance practice, as well as handling mainly contentious insurance matters across other classes including political risk and trade credit, professional liability, property damage and business interruption. Carrie has experience of handling High Court litigation and appeals, London arbitrations and mediations, in a wide variety of disputes. Carrie has presented on and advised clients, both insurers and corporate insureds (and their captives), in relation to the implications for their businesses of the Insurance Act 2015. She has spent significant time on secondment to clients of Ince & Co, including to a major London broker and, last year, qualified as an Associate Member of the Association of Average Adjusters. She is also a founding member of the British Insurance Law Association Under 35’s Committee.
David Murphy, Partner, Elborne Mitchell LLP, has more than 20 years’ experience in handling complex insurance and reinsurance claims and coverage issues. His expertise spans a variety of classes of business and sectors, including property/business interruption, political violence/ terrorism, energy, engineering, mining, BBB, financial lines, professional indemnity, D&O, EL/PL and credit insurance. David’s dispute resolution capability includes litigation, arbitration and mediation often involving multi-parties and usually with a significant international element. He is familiar with managing claims and coverage issues arising from numerous parts of the globe, including Latin America, Continental Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific. He also regularly advises on the drafting of policy wordings and clauses. He has been recognised for his expertise in leading legal directories.
Duncan Strachan is a Partner at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP. He represents clients in the London market on insurance and reinsurance coverage matters. He advises on all aspects of insurance and reinsurance, with experience in the fields of casualty, property, financial institutions, professional indemnity and construction. Duncan is fluent in Spanish and deals regularly with large and complex cases across South America. He is experienced in advising on litigation defence and coverage issues in the key jurisdictions, including Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Venezuela.
Andrew Bandurka is a Partner at Holman Fenwick Willan. He has a wealth of experience in handling reinsurance matters. He led the successful teams in the leading ‘market’ cases to reach the appellate Courts, including the Kuwait invasion aggregation case (Scott v Copenhagen Re), the Exxon Valdez follow settlements case (King v Brandywine) and the 9/11 Twin Towers aggregation case (Heraldglen v AIOI). His other reported reinsurance cases include Home v Wurtembergische (reinsurance pool run-off) and Hassneh v Pan Atlantic (arbitrator qualifications). He is an ARIAS approved arbitrator and an accredited mediator.
William Reddie, Senior Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, advises on a range of corporate and regulatory matters, focussing on clients in the insurance sector. His experience includes M&A, joint ventures, (re)insurance arrangements, commutations and transactions specific to the Lloyd’s market. Will has provided regulatory advice on Part IV authorisation issues, distribution arrangements, passporting structures, intra-group arrangements and the use of appointed representatives. He has also recently advised several entities on the acquisition or disposal of run-off business by way of Part VII transfer. Chambers UK 2018 lists Will Reddie as an ‘associate to watch’, and states that he is highly regarded for his work on (re)insurance transactions and regulatory matters.
Richard Spiller, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, specialises in insurance transactions and regulation. With more than 25 years’ experience working with the insurance industry, he advises on a wide spectrum of non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters, including acquisitions and disposals, risk transfer transactions, restructuring, regulation and compliance, policy wordings and run-off. He a member of the Insurance Committee of the City of London Law Society. Chambers UK 2017 says Richard Spiller is commended for his strong expertise in both transactional and regulatory matters.
He is nominated as a leading practitioner in his field in the current editions of Chambers UK, Legal 500 UK, Who’s Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and The Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers.
11 Thurloe Pl,
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