Clyde & Co LLP

Insurance Department

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What the team is known for Renowned for its pre-eminent global contentious insurance group, with market-leading teams in UK, Latin America and APAC, in addition to strong footholds in Canada, South Africa and continental Europe. Advises on some of the largest international claims, including professional liability and political risk cases, along with marine and energy claims. Also has notable strengths on the corporate insurance side, assisting clients with a broad range of matters from capital raising to regulatory issues and M&A transactions. Clients include top insurers, reinsurers and brokers across the life, property and casualty sectors.

Strengths Sources note: "They have a very wide range of offices, a good international footprint and deep knowledge of insurance law."

One impressed commentator stated: "They are willing to go the extra mile to satisfy clients' needs," with another attesting: "I think they are outstanding."

Work highlights Assisted both parties with the Part VII transfer of the insurance business of Abbey Life Assurance to Phoenix Life.

Successfully defended AXIS Insurance in a D&O coverage dispute with Patriarch Partners in New York.

Notable practitioners

James Cooper and Andrew Holderness are key contacts. Both lawyers are based in London.