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Insurance - London (Bar)
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Alistair Schaff KC
Alistair Schaff KC is a standout silk for both insurance and reinsurance disputes, who is also adept in the field of international arbitration. Schaff has an extremely active practice and has argued cases in courts of the highest level in the UK and abroad. He is particularly skilled in maritime and energy-related insurance concerns.

Strengths

"Alistair's legal analysis is spot on. He is tactically astute and a compelling and courteous advocate." "He provides clear and methodical advice. He really is an exceptional KC."


International Arbitration: Arbitrators - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Alistair Schaff KC
Alistair Schaff KC is a well-known commercial arbitrator with a breadth of expertise in insurance, shipping and international trade disputes. He regularly acts as sole arbitrator in matters under the auspices of the LCIA and ICC.

Strengths

"An excellent arbitrator."


International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Alistair Schaff KC
Alistair Schaff KC is an acclaimed international arbitration advocate and adviser with significant experience in insurance and reinsurance, infrastructure and construction-related matters. He brings his expertise in pharmaceutical and product liability to his arbitration practice, coupled with a strong understanding of Bermuda Form insurance policies. He also takes regular appointments as arbitrator.

Strengths

"He is very good at every aspect of a matter, from client handling to legal analysis." "He's very bright and skilled."

Recent work

Represented Ukrnafta in Carpatsky v Ukrnafta, an enforcement action in the Commercial Court concerning a Swedish arbitration award.


Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Alistair Schaff KC
Alistair Schaff KC is a leading commercial barrister renowned for his ability in shipping, insurance and international trade disputes. An admired advocate, he is also regularly called on to act as an arbitrator. He has been engaged in relation to a wide variety of topics, from charter parties to shipbuilding.

Strengths

"He is one of the go-to silks for big insurance cases in shipping. He is courageous and user-friendly." "Alistair is a class act." "He is fantastically good."

Recent work

Represented the insurers in Involnert v Aprilgrange, where it was held the insurers were entitled to avoid policy for non-disclosure in relation to the valuation of a superyacht.


Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)
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Band 3

Alistair Schaff KC
Alistair Schaff KC has a considerable reputation as an intellectual heavyweight for a range of commercial disputes. His strong practice covers commercial and insurance litigation and arbitration. Issues handled range from difficulties with construction projects to major environmental disasters, and both traditional and non-traditional energy project matters are well represented in his caseload. His experience is evidenced by his regular appearances as an arbitrator at the ICC, LCIA and LMAA.

Strengths

"He is extremely analytical and very thorough in his approach, such that you can be confident that nothing will get past him."

Recent work

Acted for Ukrainian oil company Ukrnafta in a dispute regarding the enforcement of a Swedish arbitration award which raised issues of foreign law and arbitral jurisdiction.


Product Liability - London (Bar)
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Band 3

Alistair Schaff KC
Alistair Schaff KC acts both as counsel and as arbitrator and is noted for his adroit representation of liability insurers in complex litigation. He has particular experience of handling matters of huge value involving pharmaceutical products.

Strengths

"He is academic and bright - an ideal barrister for very complex cases."

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