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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Well-resourced team with significant international capabilities. Handles a wide array of work on behalf of a client roster that features major UK and global insurers. Highly knowledgeable in the property and casualty arena but also has a strong offering in areas such as renewable energy, product liability, technology and cybersecurity. Notable experience handling volume claims as well as complex coverage disputes. Also represents clients in reinsurance matters.

Foreign desks

Notable strength on insurance work involving countries across Latin America, including Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Robust presence in the region as well as a highly experienced London-based team led by Anthony Menzies.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Menzies heads the firm's Latin America practice, routinely advising on insurance and reinsurance claims.

Chris Wilkes handles a broad array of contentious insurance and reinsurance matters. He has deep experience in both domestic and cross-border cases, with particular strengths advising on property damage, construction and product liability claims.
"His ability to grasp the facts in a technical scenario and work through the issues to present a solution is second to none." "He has a wealth of experience and leads the team brilliantly." "Chris is a consummate professional and extremely knowledgeable."

Duncan Strachan is frequently retained by London insurers and reinsurers to counsel on large-scale losses affecting the energy sector.

Julian Miller acts on behalf of insurers and reinsurers across a broad spectrum of disputes. He provides advice on coverage and claims concerning a range of policies, including those relating to construction, product liability and cyber insurance.

Liam O'Connell is regularly called upon to advise on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes and offers particular expertise in professional indemnity claims.

Mark Kendall frequently advises Latin American clients from the energy, consumer product manufacturing and construction spaces. His practice encompasses international casualty, product liability and construction coverage mandates.

Nick Young heads the firm's property insurance group and has considerable expertise in construction, engineering and property damage claims. He regularly advises on matters arising in the wake of catastrophic fires and explosions.

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Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance


Anthony Menzies
Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Chris Wilkes
Band 2
Duncan J Strachan
Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Julian Miller
Band 4
Liam O'Connell
Band 3
Mark A Kendall
Foreign expert for Latin America-wide

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