Insurance / Reinsurance Dispute Resolution

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Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf has a long-established reputation for its dispute resolution work in the global insurance and reinsurance industry. Our network of 26 offices on four continents allows us to support our clients wherever their disputes arise and to provide seamless, integrated advice in nearly every major international market.

For decades, our insurance and reinsurance litigators have been recognized for their experience and skill in litigation, arbitration and mediation of all varieties of insurance and reinsurance disputes. Our lawyers regularly try reinsurance disputes before arbitration panels in the United States and have tried reinsurance disputes to United States juries. We represent major United States, London market, and European insurers and reinsurers in coverage disputes, commercial litigation and reinsurance disputes.

Our lawyers have advised on and tried all manner of property, casualty and life insurance and reinsurance disputes over the decades for both United States-based and non-U.S. insurance and reinsurance companies. We have a deep and extensive knowledge of the insurance and reinsurance industry in the United States and globally, and are well integrated in leadership positions for major United States and international insurance and reinsurance organizations, including ARIAS-U.S. and AIRROC. Our lawyers chair conferences, speak, and write frequently for all the major insurance and reinsurance organizations, including the Reinsurance Association of America, ARIAS-U.S., AIRROC, H.B. Litigation (formerly Mealeys), American Conference Institute, Practicing Law Institute, C5, and others. We are among the leading lawyers for the London insurance market, providing litigation/arbitration advice in high-stakes cases to Lloyd’s, a large number of London-based insurance companies, the International Underwriting Association of London, and individual syndicates and underwriting managers. We were pioneers in the Bermuda, Barbados and Cayman markets and continue to work extensively with Bermuda and other “offshore” insurers and reinsurers. We have also served as counsel to major Canadian insurers and to insurance industry clients in China and Russia.

We represent clients in some of the world’s largest and most complex insurance and reinsurance investigations and disputes, often with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. These disputes encompass all types of insurance and reinsurance and every kind of underlying risk. We also have in-depth experience with disputes arising under variable annuity and long term care contracts, and alternative risk transfer arrangements such as catastrophe bonds, side cars and XXX securitization vehicles. Our lawyers are based in New York, London, Washington, Paris and Los Angeles, and work seamlessly to provide our clients with solutions throughout the world. We are frequently called upon to handle our clients’ most challenging and sophisticated matters, complex commercial and international litigation and arbitrations, coverage disputes, class actions, antitrust matters, white collar crime investigations and securities litigation involving insurers and reinsurers.

In annual surveys of the industry by Reactions magazine, our lawyers are the most often cited by clients asked to nominate the best. Clients have commented on “the firm’s dynamism, client focus, efficiency, rapidity and worldwide network.” We were voted “Reinsurance/Insurance Law Firm of the Year” by Reactions each year from 2002 through 2010. Our lawyers are also listed as among the best in the Chambers guides, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers — Insurance and Reinsurance and The Guide to the Word’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers.

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