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UK 2022
UK-wide Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance
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Band 5

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

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The marine insurance group (MIG) acts for major insurers in both the London (Lloyd’s and Company) and International markets.  It offers expertise across all areas of marine insurance, including hull and machinery, cargo, war, liability, ports and terminals, and mortgagee interest. We advise on drafting, coverage and subrogated recoveries and specialise in marine casualty.

We have considerable experience in dealing with major international casualties for and on behalf of insurer clients (both property and liability), including ATLs, CTLs, collision, allision, fire, grounding, salvage and wreck removal. 

The MIG offers a dedicated casualty response team which includes master mariners, an experienced marine surveyor and specialised casualty investigators with experience in all shipping sectors.

We have market-leading expertise in marine cyber risk issues and security, both from a risk management and legal liability perspective. We also advise the market on pre-inception risk assessments in relation to general marine risk as well as in specialised sectors such as geo-seismic exploration.   

The marine insurance casualty response team is able to assist underwriting decisions by providing an in depth legal and technical assessment of the risks. The team can also advise on policy wordings and structure in the light of the technical risk assessment so the underwriters and their assureds have a clear understanding of how the policy will respond in case of need.






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Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Recognised for its strong expertise in the full range of marine insurance matters, with specialist knowledge of marine casualty work. Also offers expert advice on cyber risk issues and security. Represents insurers in non-marine insurance cases related to significant international mining and energy projects. Adept at handling complex mandates including those with cross-border aspects and multiple layers of insurance.

Work highlights

Advised Axis Insurance and 12 other underwriters with regard to a more than USD20 million claim that arose with regard to the detention of a fully laden bulk carrier in Indonesia following a major incident that resulted in considerable damage and the deaths of five local fishermen.

Notable practitioners

Joseph O'Keeffe has notable expertise in insurance disputes, with a particular focus on marine insurance. He regularly handles claims arising in relation to the loss and detention of vessels in jurisdictions around the world.
"He is a very good technical lawyer and always fights his client's corner well."

Alex Davis is well versed in the marine and energy sectors, where he provides counsel to clients in relation to complex and high-value insurance claims. His expertise includes complex matters concerning the loss of cargo, vessels and offshore energy facilities.

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Joseph O'Keeffe
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Joseph O'Keeffe
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Alex Davis
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Alex Davis
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Alex Davis

Head of Department

Edward Newitt

Nick Barber

Simon Moore