Insurance and Reinsurance legal advice

Eversheds has an established reputation for handling large, complex international insurance and reinsurance disputes and advising on regulatory and commercial issues in the insurance sector. As the industry continues to acclimatise to changes in its regulatory environment and cope with ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty, we provide our clients with a trusted source of top-class legal and commercial advice.

Insurance and reinsurance - experience

The Group is recognised in the Legal 500, Chambers, Euromoney Expert Guide and Super Lawyers directories for its insurance expertise, and won the Legal Business “Insurance Team of the Year” award in 2016, after being shortlisted 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The team also won the Corporate LiveWire 2016 Global Award for Dispute Resolution in the Insurance and Reinsurance Sector, and is shortlisted for the “Legal Firm of the Year” award at the 2016 Reactions London Market Awards.

Our specialist lawyers act for several of the industry’s biggest names and we also take regular instructions from the firm’s financial services and corporate clients, and have an outstanding record in handling disputes involving brokers.

Ours is a full-service offering, although we are particularly well-known for:

  • insurance coverage issues and disputes
  • professional negligence claims against brokers
  • complex D&O coverage work
  • regulatory and distribution advice
  • insurance product design

Headquartered in Europe, the team works across our global network serving clients’ needs wherever they arise.

Recent work has included acting for:

  • The Association of British Insurers on all aspects of the creation, administration and operation of Flood Re, the single most significant development in the UK insurance market in years.
  • GDF Suez in a £100m insurance dispute concerning a business interruption claim due to a damaged power station turbine.
Navigating the Insurance Act 2015
Navigating the Insurance Act 2015

The Insurance Act 2015 makes some fundamental changes to what businesses have to do to ensure that their insurance policies are effective and that their claims are paid in full.

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