Insurance Department

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What the team is known for Impressive practice group with a robust global footprint, encompassing prominent offices in the UK, France and the UAE, with notable strength in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Handles a broad range of disputes, including marine, aviation, energy and construction claims. Clients include leading insurers and reinsurers as well as brokers and policyholders. Of late, the team has been engaged in a number of high-profile catastrophe coverage and claims disputes in South America.

Strengths One source says: "HFW is one of the most well-renowned international firms for insurance and reinsurance matters. They are one of the go-to firms for aviation accidents or big losses in Latin America for the London market. They have knowledge of the culture and the ability to transmit the right message to the market; this is what they're known for."

A client noted their positive exposure to the firm: "All my experiences with HFW have been good – they give good advice, produce work to a very high standard and are really helpful in trying to explain things to us."

Work highlights Advised QBE Insurance on P&I and coverage issues following the grounding and total loss of a vessel, as well as ensuing pollution, off Johor, in Malaysia.

Notable practitioners

London-based Christopher Cardona heads the firm's global insurance and reinsurance group and is a key contact for clients.