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Clyde & Co LLP

Insurance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading practice with a deep bench providing advice on the full gamut of insurance law matters. Expertise ranges from market entry and M&A deals to regulatory investigations and insurance litigation. Its enviable client roster includes international and local insurers and reinsurers, as well as brokers and regulatory authorities. Adeptly handles property damage claims, in addition to energy, marine, construction and life insurance matters. Further noted for its experience in Shari'a-compliant insurance products (takaful).

Strengths

A client described Clyde & Co as "subject-matter experts" in insurance, stating that the firm's advice "allows my company to make commercial decisions while understanding our legal risks."

Another client appreciated that “they act in the most professional manner with their clients and have a vast knowledge of regional and international laws,” adding: “We feel to be in safe hands.”

Work highlights

Assisted Capital For Life with the structuring, regulatory and other issues arising from its establishment of a cell company for the arrangement of universal life insurance products.

Notable practitioners

Mark Beswetherick has developed deep expertise in financial lines insurance, advising on professional indemnity claims and D&O liability matters. His practice also sees him conducting contentious regulatory investigations on behalf of insurance companies. Peers describe him as “a number-one financial litigator,” while clients add: “He is very professional and understands complex matters.”

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. He receives particular praise for his expertise in Shari'a-compliant insurance. A client noted: “The advice he provides is always clear and takes into consideration the legal complexities of operating in this market.”

Wayne Jones represents insurance clients in both contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. Interviewees note that “he has the ability to ensure clients truly understand their situation and how best to move forward," adding that "he is particularly strong in advising on property and healthcare products." Further voices appreciate his “encyclopedic knowledge of the local legal environment.”

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United Arab Emirates

Insurance


Mark Beswetherick
Band 1
Peter Hodgins
Band 1
Wayne Jones
Band 2