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Insurance Litigation

Allen & Overy’s international team of insurance litigation and arbitration lawyers is renowned for its legal and tactical expertise, depth of resource and clout in resolving coverage disputes.

We specialise in advising on the resolution of large and difficult claims and in the defence of claims against companies and their directors that are insured under all types of liability insurance policies. 

A&O is ideally positioned to take on cross-border cases given our extensive office network covering the key insurance markets in Western Europe, Asia and the U.S. We are world leaders in the use of arbitration, typically the preferred form of dispute resolution in insurance policies. 

Our insurance cases frequently involve catastrophic losses, difficult coverage and loss allocation issues, often with complex underlying international litigation and arbitration. We are experts in:

  • professional indemnity/civil liability 
  • product liability, toxic tort liabilities and product withdrawals (particularly in the pharmaceutical context) 
  • environmental, nuisance, property damage and business interruption claims 
  • directors and officers (D&O) liabilities, often connected to U.S. securities class actions 
  • catastrophe financial risk 
  • credit insurance 
  • crime policy/bankers blanket bond 
  • regulatory risk and political risk 
  • distressed captives and insolvent insurers 
  • insurance and reinsurance advisory services 

News & insights

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Publications: 13 January 2022

Global trends in private M&A 2022

We have recently produced our annual client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 1,500 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on…

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Publications: 12 January 2022

The Insurance Disputes Law Review – Edition 4

The fourth edition of the Insurance Disputes Law Review has been released.

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Publications: 20 October 2021

What to look for in a professional indemnity insurance policy

A checklist setting out the key terms that insureds should review when notifying a claim or negotiating the terms of a professional indemnity insurance policy.

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Publications: 21 July 2021

What to look for in a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy

A checklist setting out the key terms that insureds should review when notifying a claim or negotiating the terms of a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy.

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Recognition

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A brief look at topical issues in contract law

A blog where experts from Allen & Overy analyse the latest contract law themes and developments, and what they mean for your business.