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: 13 JANUARY 2020
The European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019, following changes required as a result of the European Parliament rejecting three of the candidate Commissioners originally put forward.Read more
News: 10 DECEMBER 2019
When asked about global risks affecting their businesses, nearly three fifths (58%) of directors stated that technological advances (artificial intelligence and machine learning) are the most significant threat. This is according to the seventh annual Directors’ Liability report by international law firm Allen & Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the global risk advisory and insurance broker.Read more
Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2018
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 there was a risk that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. sanctions regulator, might conclude the payment was prohibited and potentially impose a sanction. “Exposure” to sanctions means that any payment under the claim must be prohibited by law. The case also provides obiter comments on the clash between recently re-imposed U.S. sanctions in relation to Iran and the EU “Blocking” Regulation: Mamancochet Mining Ltd v Defendants Managing Agency Ltd  EWHC 2643 (Comm)Read more
Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2018
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 Risk” – which outlines the changing risk culture affecting senior management.Read more
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Super commercially orientates and really understand all the issues
Chambers UK 2017 (Insurance: Mainly Policy holders)
Any team at Allen & Overy is going to do an outstanding job for their clients.
Chambers UK 2016 (Insurance)
They're very pragmatic and imaginative in the way that they tackle problems.
Chambers UK 2016 (Insurance)