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Insurance Disputes

Our international team of litigation and arbitration lawyers are renowned for their legal and tactical expertise, depth of resource and clout.

Sadly, but possibly inevitably, insurance policies can lead to coverage disputes. We specialise in advising on the resolution of large and difficult claims from the London and international insurance market, and in the defence of claims against companies and their directors which are insured under all types of liability insurance policies.

There is no better place for insurance buyers to come for help with their serious problem claims: we understand the market well; we give good, practical advice; and we have a terrific track record. As insurance policies increasingly require arbitration of disputes, especially in London, our top-tier arbitration expertise plays to our strengths in this area, as does our international reach in dealing with cross-jurisdictional problems that often arise with globally placed insurance programmes.

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Publications: 27 APRIL 2020

Insurer obtains freezing order against bitcoin exchange operator

An insurer has successfully sought a proprietary freezing order against defendants, including a bitcoin exchange operator, after paying a ransom demand in Bitcoin on behalf of its customer. This…

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Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: how the APAC courts and arbitral institutions have adapted to the challenge

As Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the various forums for dispute resolution worldwide find themselves presented with novel challenges, in particular relating to issues…

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Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2018

Mere risk of exposure to sanctions insufficient for underwriters to avoid liability

Underwriters could not rely on a sanction limitation and exclusion clause in an insurance policy, which referred to insurers’ “exposure” to sanctions, to avoid liability for a claim simply because…

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Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2018

Latest Directors’ liability survey points to cyber and data loss as top risks facing senior managers

Allen & Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson, the global risk advisory and insurance broker, has launched its sixth annual Directors’ liability report – “D&O: Personal Exposure to Global…

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