Insurance - United Arab Emirates
What the team is known for
Clyde & Co has a market-leading insurance practice with a deep bench of lawyers advising on the full gamut of insurance law matters. Its expertise ranges from corporate insurance mandates and M&A deals to regulatory investigations and insurance litigation. The firm's enviable client roster includes international and local insurers and reinsurers, as well as brokers and regulatory authorities. The team adeptly handles property damage claims, in addition to energy, marine, construction and life insurance matters. It is also noted for its experience in Shari'a-compliant insurance products (takaful).
"Clyde & Co were very detail-oriented and handled a complex matter smoothly. The lawyers were extremely organised throughout the process."
"The lawyers are very quick to respond and deliver high-quality output."
"The team has a strong technical base and commercial understanding."
Clyde & Co acted as non-US counsel for Walaa on a multi-jurisdictional coverage dispute, including on issues regarding exclusive jurisdiction clauses.
Mark Beswetherick has developed deep expertise in representing reinsurers in disputes. He has recently been particularly active in the field of cyber and data protection insurance. "Mark is a fantastic lawyer and a great person." "He is very much on top of his game."
Peter Hodgins is extremely well versed in non-contentious insurance matters. He advises insurers, reinsurers and brokers on M&A and corporate structuring, as well as regulatory compliance issues. "Peter has a natural talent and reflective nature. He is responsive and provides good-quality work." "Peter was generally a pleasure to work with and had good knowledge of the UAE insurance regulatory landscape."
Abu Dhabi-based Alfred Thornton frequently acts on coverage and reinsurance disputes in the energy and construction sectors. He also has experience in matters involving D&O and crime insurance, as well as in subrogated recovery proceedings. "Alfred is a solid operator."
Wayne Jones co-heads Clyde & Co's Middle East insurance and reinsurance practice from Dubai. He represents a raft of major insurance clients in an impressive array of matters, including coverage disputes and reinsurance matters. "We are very impressed with Wayne's abilities."