Kennedys

Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance Department

UK
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Notable practitioners

Chris Zavos focuses primarily on marine insurance and has extensive expertise in claims relating to war risk, loss of cargo and piracy. He also handles complex claims relating to offshore energy facilities. "He is excellent," one source reports, adding: "He is efficient, intelligent and quite a formidable litigator."

David Chadwick is highly skilled at advising insurers and underwriters on complex cross-border disputes, particularly those associated with political risk and trade credit claims. According to a client, "David shows excellent commercial acumen and is very good at getting right to the heart of a point, identifying the pertinent issues and communicating them effectively."

Nick Thomas enjoys an excellent reputation in the market for providing comprehensive advice to insurers in relation to substantial claims and coverage disputes. He is particularly adept at handling complex property damage and construction losses related to energy and natural resources.

The "very highly regarded" Nick Williams is "simply fabulous," according to a source, who lauds his "exceptional practice." He heads the firm's insurance practice and has vast expertise in handling high-value international matters, including Bermuda Form arbitrations.

According to one impressed source, Patrick Foss "knows marine insurance backwards and combines a thorough knowledge of the law with an extensive knowledge of commercial practices." As well as handling marine claims, he also exhibits considerable strength in disputes relating to the energy sector.

Trevor Davies is regularly called upon by insurers for representation in coverage disputes relating to high-value property damage, product liability and professional indemnity claims. A client describes him as "responsive, very knowledgeable and easy to work with."