7 King's Bench Walk

Michael Holmes

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Strengths

Michael Holmes
Junior with a solid reputation in the market, particularly for reinsurance disputes, where he is a noted specialist. He is regularly involved in international arbitrations, particularly in the construction and energy sectors, and is highly adept at Bermuda Form arbitrations. He is also well acquainted with the insurance implications of the financial crisis, especially with regard to derivative transactions.
"Very intelligent, very energetic and very hard-working." "He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of insurance and reinsurance laws."
Recent work: Acted for reinsurers in AXA Versicherung AG v Arab Insurance Group, a Commercial Court claim relating to a First Loss treaty covering ARIG's book of Energy Construction Risks.

Strengths

Michael Holmes
Provides robust representation in international arbitrations and related court applications, and has particular expertise in the spheres of insurance and reinsurance, international trade and shipping. He has especial expertise relating to the Arbitration Act 1996, in particular challenges under Sections 67 and 68. His arbitration experience includes acting in ad hoc arbitrations as well as under the rules of the ICC, LMAA and LCIA.
"Phenomenal. Very hard-working and very bright."

Strengths

Michael Holmes
A highly proficient senior junior whose practice includes cargo claims, international carriage of goods and a range of charter party disputes including unsafe ports, quarantine and dangerous cargoes. He also acts in yacht-related actions.
"A polite and forceful advocate."