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Firm Profile

Insuralex

Firm Profile

London

  • Profile
  • c/o Bill Perry, Carter Perry Bailey LLP
  • 10 Lloyd’s Avenue
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC3N 3AJ

Firm profile submitted by Insuralex

President: Jean Lawler (Murchison & Cumming LLP, California, USA)
Vice President: Martin Arganaraz Luque (Allende & Brea, Argentina)
Treasurer: Dirk Lavigne (Law Firm Paul Muylaert, Belgium)
Secretary: Bill Chalmers (Hughes Amys, Ontario, Canada)
General Counsel: Bertjan de Lange (Streefkerk, The Netherlands)

Network Overview:
Insuralex is the world’s leading global insurance and reinsurance law firm network. Since it was founded in 2002 in Europe, it has grown significantly over recent years to cover, at the time of writing, 44 jurisdictions, in 27 countries, including 18 states of the USA; also covering 8 provinces of Canada through the ARC Group.

Insuralex is incorporated in the Netherlands. It is funded by an annual membership fee paid by each member to the organisation. No fees of any kind are paid for or in respect of referrals between members. It is a resource for clients and members so they can be confident in the quality of their lawyers worldwide in this specialised field of insurance and reinsurance law. It also facilitates its members’ marketing, individually and together, worldwide under a respected banner associated with members known to be amongst the best in the business.

List of Members

Asia & Pacific
Australia: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Indonesia: Susandarini & Partners
Japan: Anderson, Mori & Tomotsune
United Arab Emirates: BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Europe
Austria:
Tramposch & Partner
Belgium: Law Firm Paul Muylaert
Bulgaria: A.Dimolarova, R.Gradinarova & Partners
France: SCP Soulié & Coste-Floret
Greece: PD Law Offices
Ireland: DFMG Solicitors
Italy: Studio Legale Giorgetti
Luxembourg: Turpel & Schank
Netherlands: Streefkerk Advocaten
Poland: Olczak-Klimek van der Kroft Węgiełek
Portugal: Belzuz - Portugal
Spain: Belzuz Spain
Switzerland: Kellerhals Carrard
Turkey: Andic|Eris Attorney Partnership
United Kingdon: Carter Perry Bailey LLP

Latin America
Argentina: Allende & Brea
Bolivia: Moreno Baldivieso
Brazil: Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Chile: Estudio Carvallo
Costa Rica: BLP
Mexico: Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.
Paraguay: Peroni, Soso, Tellechea Burt & Naranja
Peru: Osterling Abogados
Uruguay: Ferrere Abogados
Venezuela: D’Empaire Reyna, Abogados

North America
Bermuda:
MJM Barristers & Attorneys
Canada: The ARC Group Canada Inc.
United States, Alabama: Balch & Bingham LLP
United States, Arizona: Christian, Dichter & Sluga
United States, California: Murchison & Cumming LLP
United States, Colorado: Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC
United States, Connecticut: Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
United States, Florida: Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis
United States, Georgia: Fields, Howell LLP
United States, Illinois: HeplerBroom LLC
United States, Louisiana: Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
United States, Massachusetts: Boyle Shaughnessy Law
United States, Minnesota: Larson King LLP
United States, New York: Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP
United States, Ohio: Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co.,LPA
United States, Oklahoma: Foliart, Huff, Ottaway and Bottom
United States, Pennsylvania: Lavin, O’Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio
United States, South Carolina: Gallivan White & Boyd P.A.
United States, Tennessee: Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti & Blair, PLLC
United States, Virginia/DC: Hudgins Law Firm
United States, West Virginia: McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Insuralex members are all specialists in insurance and reinsurance. They may be large (for example, Pinheiro Neto is the largest commercial firm in Brazil with a wide-ranging practice) or small (for example, Carter Perry Bailey in the UK is an insurance and reinsurance boutique firm). They are all expert in the their field and capable of dealing with advice relating to any part of insurance and reinsurance law, from underwriting and policy wording, through regulatory and day-to-day business including defence work, to claims coverage (whether direct or reinsurance, facultative or treaty) and even, if necessary, run-off, business transfers and the like.

A substantial number of Insuralex member firms are ranked in various Chambers publications. Similarly, a substantial number of partners from Insuralex firms are ranked by Chambers as Leading Individuals.

Insuralex members have advised on some of the biggest and most delicate insurance and reinsurance claims and losses of modern times. Insuralex members have been involved in the Mont Blanc tunnel disaster, the Buncefield Oil Refinery explosion, the 9/11 tragedy, the Deep Water Horizon accident, and the like. Insuralex members are recognised by governments as experts: partners in at least two Insuralex firms have been commissioned by national governments to rewrite insurance/reinsurance laws. Insuralex members know their business: they attend the industry conferences such as AIDA, RIMS, the Rendezvous de Septembre, PLUS, Baden Baden, the IACP and so on. Wherever insurance and reinsurance industry experts are located, and need legal counsel, Insuralex members are there.

Expertise, efficiency, cost control, responsiveness, local knowledge and flexibility are what the global insurance and reinsurance market demands from lawyers in today’s world. In a field as specialised and high value as international insurance and reinsurance, nothing less than the best is cost effective.

Insuralex selects its members using a rigorous search and appraisal process designed to ensure that all members meet those criteria and at all times offer first rate client service. It has one member in each jurisdiction where it is represented. It is a ‘preferential’ referral network, not compulsory; members firmly believe that the interests of the client come first and will refer clients only where they will be best served.

A global network should give clients the best of both worlds: members who are used to working together, who speak a common language (if possible, both literally – the working language of Insuralex is English – and in the sense of an understanding of the business on which they advise), combined with the flexibility and expertise of an individual firm in each jurisdiction so that clients get the best possible local advice. Insuralex provides all these advantages: its members are used to acting together, and indeed to appearing on panels as ���Insuralex’, but without the overhead, rigidity, and high cost, associated with a ‘unitary’ approach.

Insuralex members meet as a group at least twice a year. That personal contact means that the Insuralex members know each other, and know the lawyer to whom you may be referred. If one member recommends a client to another, it is because the person recommended is not only an expert in the field, but also someone with whom the client should be able to work well and happily. Insuralex members’ personal knowledge of each other ensures, so far as possible, that the right person will be selected for the right job.

Insuralex members believe in continuing education. Apart of course from complying with their local jurisdictional rules, Insuralex meetings (which are not limited to the two general meetings per year) are accompanied by a seminar for the insurance industry presented by leading academics, practising lawyers or insurance/reinsurance practitioners. These experts will address the markets and contacts of Insuralex members where the meetings take place. Insuralex meetings rotate: recent meetings include Bermuda, Chicago, London, New York, Paris and Munich.

Insuralex members are where they are needed. Insuralex is a truly global organisation: it has members from Australia to Austria; from Alabama to Argentina; from Bermuda to Bulgaria; from Indonesia to Ireland, including of course major insurance and reinsurance centres such as London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Bermuda, Munich, Zurich and others. Insuralex also has an affiliation with the ARC Group of Canada, giving it access to eight law firms covering Canada.

The Insuralex brand and network stand for quality, competence, cost effectiveness and cooperation. The network has grown, and will continue to grow; clients referred between members include some of the biggest names in the world in insurance/reinsurance as a measure of the trust and confidence reposed in Insuralex and its members by the best in the business.

London Market Liasons: David Brackenbury, Gary Paton, Mark Turner
Tel: +44 7740 509925; +44 7874 262509; +44 7799 00481
Email: [email protected]; [email protected] com; [email protected]

List of Members

Argentina:
Allende & Brea
Australia: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Austria: Tramposch & Partner
Belgium: Law Firm Paul Muylaert
Bermuda: MJM Barristers & Attorneys
Brazil: Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Bulgaria: A.Dimolarova, R.Gradinarova & Partners
Canada: The ARC Group Canada Inc.
Costa Rica: BLP
France: SCP Soulié & Coste-Floret
Germany: Grooterhorst & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Greece: PD Law Offices
Hungary: Cseri & Partners
Indonesia: Susandarini & Partners
Ireland: DFMG Solicitors
Italy: Studio Legale Giorgetti
Luxembourg:Turpel & Schank
Mexico: Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.
Netherlands: Streefkerk Advocaten
Peru: Osterling Abogados
Poland: Olczak-Klimek van der Kroft Węgiełek
Portugal: Belzuz - Portugal
Spain: Belzuz Spain
Switzland: Kellerhals Carrard
Turkey: Andic|Eris Attorney Partnership
United Arab Emirates: BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
United Kingldom: Carter Perry Bailey LLP

United States, Alabama: Balch & Bingham LLP
United States, Arizona: Christian, Dichter & Sluga
United States, California: Murchison & Cumming LLP
United States, Colorado: Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC
United States, Connecticut: Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
United States, Florida: Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis
United States, Georgia: Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin LLP
United States, Illinois: Bates Carey LLP
United States, Louisiana: Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
United States, New York Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP
United States, Ohio: Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co.,LPA
United States, Oklahoma: Foliart, Huff, Ottaway and Bottom
United States, Pennsylvania: Lavin, O’Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio
United States, South Carolina: Gallivan White & Boyd P.A.
United States, Tennessee: Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti & Blair, PLLC
United States, Texas: The Michael Connelly Law Firm, P.C.
United States, West Virginia: McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C.

Insuralex members are all specialists in insurance and reinsurance. They may be large (for example, Pinheiro Neto is the largest commercial firm in Brazil with a wide-ranging practice) or small (for example, Carter Perry Bailey in the UK is an insurance and reinsurance boutique firm). They are all expert in the their field and capable of dealing with advice relating to any part of insurance and reinsurance law, from underwriting and policy wording, through regulatory and day-to-day business including defence work, to claims coverage (whether direct or reinsurance, facultative or treaty) and even, if necessary, run-off, business transfers and the like.

A substantial number of Insuralex member firms are ranked in various Chambers publications. Similarly, a substantial number of partners from Insuralex firms are ranked by Chambers as Leading Individuals.

Insuralex members have advised on some of the biggest and most delicate insurance and reinsurance claims and losses of modern times. Insuralex members have been involved in the Mont Blanc tunnel disaster, the Buncefield Oil Refinery explosion, the 9/11 tragedy, the Deep Water Horizon accident, and the like. Insuralex members are recognised by governments as experts: partners in at least two Insuralex firms have been commissioned by national governments to rewrite insurance/reinsurance laws. Insuralex members know their business: they attend the industry conferences such as AIDA, RIMS, the Rendezvous de Septembre, PLUS, Baden Baden, the IACP and so on. Wherever insurance and reinsurance industry experts are located, and need legal counsel, Insuralex members are there.

Expertise, efficiency, cost control, responsiveness, local knowledge and flexibility are what the global insurance and reinsurance market demands from lawyers in today’s world. In a field as specialised and high value as international insurance and reinsurance, nothing less than the best is cost effective.

Insuralex selects its members using a rigorous search and appraisal process designed to ensure that all members meet those criteria and at all times offer first rate client service. It has one member in each jurisdiction where it is represented. It is a ‘preferential’ referral network, not compulsory; members firmly believe that the interests of the client come first and will refer clients only where they will be best served.

A global network should give clients the best of both worlds: members who are used to working together, who speak a common language (if possible, both literally – the working language of Insuralex is English – and in the sense of an understanding of the business on which they advise), combined with the flexibility and expertise of an individual firm in each jurisdiction so that clients get the best possible local advice. Insuralex provides all these advantages: its members are used to acting together, and indeed to appearing on panels as ���Insuralex’, but without the overhead, rigidity, and high cost, associated with a ‘unitary’ approach.

Insuralex members meet as a group at least twice a year. That personal contact means that the Insuralex members know each other, and know the lawyer to whom you may be referred. If one member recommends a client to another, it is because the person recommended is not only an expert in the field, but also someone with whom the client should be able to work well and happily. Insuralex members’ personal knowledge of each other ensures, so far as possible, that the right person will be selected for the right job.

Insuralex members believe in continuing education. Apart of course from complying with their local jurisdictional rules, Insuralex meetings (which are not limited to the two general meetings per year) are accompanied by a seminar for the insurance industry presented by leading academics, practising lawyers or insurance/reinsurance practitioners. These experts will address the markets and contacts of Insuralex members where the meetings take place. Insuralex meetings rotate: recent meetings include Bermuda, Chicago, London, New York, Paris and Munich.

Insuralex members are where they are needed. Insuralex is a truly global organisation: it has members from Australia to Austria; from Alabama to Argentina; from Bermuda to Bulgaria; from Indonesia to Ireland, including of course major insurance and reinsurance centres such as London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Bermuda, Munich, Zurich and others. Insuralex also has an affiliation with the ARC Group of Canada, giving it access to eight law firms covering Canada.

The Insuralex brand and network stand for quality, competence, cost effectiveness and cooperation. The network has grown, and will continue to grow; clients referred between members include some of the biggest names in the world in insurance/reinsurance as a measure of the trust and confidence reposed in Insuralex and its members by the best in the business.

London Market Liasons: David Brackenbury, Gary Paton, Mark Turner
Tel: +44 7740 509925; +44 7874 262509; +44 7799 00481
Email: [email protected]; [email protected] com; [email protected]tions.co.uk

List of Members

Argentina:
Allende & Brea
Australia: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Austria: Tramposch & Partner
Belgium: Law Firm Paul Muylaert
Bermuda: MJM Barristers & Attorneys
Brazil: Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Bulgaria: A.Dimolarova, R.Gradinarova & Partners
Canada: The ARC Group Canada Inc.
Costa Rica: BLP
France: SCP Soulié & Coste-Floret
Germany: Grooterhorst & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Greece: PD Law Offices
Hungary: Cseri & Partners
Indonesia: Susandarini & Partners
Ireland: DFMG Solicitors
Italy: Studio Legale Giorgetti
Luxembourg:Turpel & Schank
Mexico: Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.
Netherlands: Streefkerk Advocaten
Peru: Osterling Abogados
Poland: Olczak-Klimek van der Kroft Węgiełek
Portugal: Belzuz - Portugal
Spain: Belzuz Spain
Switzland: Kellerhals Carrard
Turkey: Andic|Eris Attorney Partnership
United Arab Emirates: BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
United Kingldom: Carter Perry Bailey LLP

United States, Alabama: Balch & Bingham LLP
United States, Arizona: Christian, Dichter & Sluga
United States, California: Murchison & Cumming LLP
United States, Colorado: Wells, Anderson & Race, LLC
United States, Connecticut: Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
United States, Florida: Marlow, Adler, Abrams, Newman & Lewis
United States, Georgia: Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin LLP
United States, Illinois: Bates Carey LLP
United States, Louisiana: Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
United States, New York Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP
United States, Ohio: Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co.,LPA
United States, Oklahoma: Foliart, Huff, Ottaway and Bottom
United States, Pennsylvania: Lavin, O’Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio
United States, South Carolina: Gallivan White & Boyd P.A.
United States, Tennessee: Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti & Blair, PLLC
United States, Texas: The Michael Connelly Law Firm, P.C.
United States, West Virginia: McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C.