Clyde & Co LLP

Insurance Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for Front-running team known for representing top-tier clients in complex, cross-border insurance and reinsurance disputes. Well placed to serve Latin American clients with operations in the insurance and reinsurance markets through its London hub and on-the-ground presence in Brazil and Mexico. Expertise spans a range of insurance claims in local Latin American jurisdictions, specialising in advising key international insurers on policy coverage claims throughout the region. Sectors of strength include the construction, energy and shipping industries.

Notable practitioners

Lee Bacon focuses his Latin American insurance practice on sophisticated multi-jurisdictional disputes, with a proven track record in policy coverage and subrogation matters. Peers endorse the breadth of his practice, praising his ability and activity throughout the region.

London-based team leader Peter Hirst is heralded for his contentious work in complex insurance and reinsurance cases in Latin America. With particular expertise in Brazil, he regularly represents the insurance market in high-value claims, including issues arising from follow-the-fortunes clauses, limits of indemnity policies, non-disclosure agreements and misrepresentation offences. Market commentators know him as "a top lawyer who protects his clients' interests."

Brazil-based partner Stirling Leech works extensively in the areas of oil and gas, shipping and offshore energy. He frequently receives mandates from global insurers to advise on contentious insurance matters where English and Brazilian law interact. He is endorsed by observers, who note: "He's well versed in law and risk, always providing good commercial advice. He's able to bring about some really good outcomes for the market."