The firm’s shipping expertise has lead naturally to close contacts with Hull Underwriters, other Insurers and Insurance Brokers. We now receive instructions regularly in pure insurance matters in both the marine, non – marine and aviation markets. We have advised on matters involving: marine particular average, total and constructive total losses; abandonment of ship and cargo; collision, fire, grounding and salvage. We regularly assist financial institutions and lenders on insurance and forms of security to be materialised to better protect their interests as Lessors or Mortagees under ship finance as well as aircraft finance and on questions of flag registration. Being often involved by Insurance brokers we provide advice on the legal aspects of bid procedures, share – profit agreements, co-operation agreements and all implications concerning domestic and EEC Competition issues.
We advise in a wide range of coverage disputes and in subrogated recovery actions. Our key areas of expertise include builders’ / ship repairers’ risks, cargo, charterers’ liability, on and offshore construction, energy, hull & machinery, loss of hire, mortgagee’s interest, political risks, P&I and FD&D matters, war risks and yachts.
Our team is experienced at identifying key issues at an early stage and in working with clients in order best to meet their objectives, whether matters are resolved through arbitration, litigation or other means. We regularly supervise litigation overseas and advise in cross-jurisdictional disputes.
Non Marine Insurance
We advise on a broad range of non-marine insurance products including:
- Trade and credit risks
- Property risks
- Professional liability insurance covering solicitors, accountants, independent financial advisers, brokers and bankers
- Travel risks
- Directors and officers insurance
- Contingency/cancellation cover
- Extended warranty insurance
- Insurance insolvencies
We advise on a continuous basis and we run litigation in respect of bidding procedures involving insurance services as well as in respect of insurance matters related to insolvency procedures involving insurance companies and brokers.