Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Insurance: Dispute Resolution Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Strong insurance and reinsurance practice with extensive transactional and regulatory capabilities, as well as advising on big-ticket litigation in the sector. Supports clients across the country in coverage disputes, indemnity claims and product liability litigation, and additionally recognised for its experience defending insurers in class action litigation. Recognised for its experience advising on offshore insurance arrangements, pensions de-risking and demutualisation. Regularly called upon by major insurers to advise on the regulatory requirements of their operations. Noted for its strong foothold in the oil and gas patch, as well as having a growing presence in Montréal.

Strengths"They are very business-oriented," praised one client, adding: "They really understand the realities of the business and always take that into consideration."

Work highlights Defended the interests of a consortium of insurers in claims concerning the CAD500 million refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear generating station in New Brunswick.

Notable practitioners

David Tupper is valued for his "calm and considered" approach by sources, who say: "He provides very clear and profound memos. You can really rely on him." Tupper is an experienced insurance and commercial litigator who represents an impressive roster of industry-leading insurers in claims relating to the energy sector in Alberta and BC.