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Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Renowned team regularly instructed on London market reinsurance matters. Also involved in significant international work, including particular strength in mandates issuing from Latin America. Represents leading insurance entities in complex coverage and reinsurance disputes arising in the aviation, energy and mining sectors. Experience includes big-ticket claims relating to property damage, business interruption and other losses associated with major political upheaval and natural disasters.

Strengths One client says: "The work product is excellent and I always receive an outstanding service."

Sources note: "They are extremely reliable both in terms of their response times and the content they provide. They also reply in simple-to-understand language and don't get bogged down in legal jargon."

"The firm offers a very joined-up approach, whether you are dealing with a partner or an associate," says one interviewee, adding that the team provides "reassuring advice with a sound tactical and strategic approach."

Notable practitioners


Andrew Bandurka
focuses on reinsurance disputes as part of a robust contentious claims practice. He has expertise in handling matters concerning a range of insurance policies, including product liability and professional indemnity.
"Andrew does a really good job for his clients and is very clever and commercial."


Christopher Foster
is well regarded for his contentious insurance practice, in which he handles an impressive array of complex coverage and reinsurance disputes. He has experience handling matters related to claims for property damage, construction defects and professional liability, among others.
"He's incredibly client-friendly and really adds value - he's everything you could need or want from an external lawyer."


Nigel Wick
is adept at handling a range of insurance and reinsurance matters on behalf of policyholders. He has particular experience in disputes involving the offshore energy sector.
"He's a strong insurance lawyer who knows his stuff."