Mills & Reeve enhances insurance team with major lateral hires

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Mills and Reeve is expanding its ever-growing insurance sector with two lateral hires Andrew Tobin and Paul Dowsey from Cozen O’Connor.

Andrew Tobin has over 20 years’ experience in advising insurers and reinsurers protecting them in litigation and is a specialist in arbitration, where he recognises the importance of negotiated outcomes where possible. He works closely with international lawyers from around the world, particularly in the US. He advises insurers on political risk, trade credit, political violence, specie and jeweller’s block. He also regularly advises on marine, property, construction, energy, mining and heavy industrial risks around the globe.

Paul Dowsey brings a wealth of international experience too, having developed a strong reputation in the London Market for Latin American work, along with clients across Europe, Africa and the Far East. Paul’s practice is focused on direct and international facultative business, with an emphasis on mining, power generation, construction, engineering, processing and downstream oil and gas. In addition Paul has considerable experience in advising on both treaty reinsurance and accident and health business.

Stephen King, insurance partner said: “Andrew and Paul’s arrival enhances the growth ambitions of the firm and complements our existing property coverage practice in London by adding an international focus and the opportunity to further develop our international casualty business. It also complements our existing construction and surety practices and supports our ambitions for our international arbitration business.”

Andrew said: “Mills & Reeve was an obvious choice for both of us. The firm has one of the most exciting insurance practices in the UK at the moment. I was attracted to the culture of the business, but more than that, the importance they place on understanding the sectors they work in.”

Paul commented: “Joining the Law Firm of the Year isn’t that great a leap of faith!  The firm is consistently winning awards and accolades and I’m excited to be part of that.”

The Mills & Reeve insurance team provides pragmatic and commercial legal advice to meet the evolving needs of UK and international insurance businesses and their customers. From insurance claims and disputes to a wide range of commercial and corporate insurance services, our lawyers pride themselves on their sector knowledge and therefore understand the unique challenges and demands of the insurance market.

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