Head of Specialty Insurance & Reinsurance, including Credit, Political Risk and Political Violence Insurance
What can Andrew do for you?
Andrew is a leading London Market insurance, reinsurance and commercial disputes lawyer. He has represented clients for almost 25 years, in over 30 countries. With a focus on policy coverage, insurance specialisms include:
- Political risk, trade credit, political violence
- Property (UK and international)
- Mining, engineering, power, onshore energy
- Reinsurance (facultative and treaty)
- Life, accident & health, contingency
- Specie, jewellers' block
- Construction all risks
- General & professional liability, with an emphasis on coverage
- Marine & cargo (coverage)
- Resolving disputes by way of litigation, arbitration and/or mediation.
Andrew is experienced in managing cross border disputes including: jurisdiction / arbitration disputes requiring the obtaining or dismissal of anti-suit injunctions, and the obtaining of evidence in England for overseas proceedings under the Hague Convention.
Andrew was co author of War Risks & Terrorism (Insurance Institute of London, 2007).
General commercial disputes include yacht charterparties, breaches of contract, negligence and debt.
Supporting your ambitions
With long and unusually broad experience in the London insurance Market, at leading firms, Andrew has an excellent understanding not only of the law but also of the market's unique traditions, quirks, and relationships.
Andrew is known by his clients for giving concise, clear, frank, and straightforward advice. Clients are represented robustly in litigation or arbitration where necessary, and/or in mediation where appropriate.
Andrew advises on all kinds of commercial disputes, both domestically and internationally.
Andrew worked for 8 years at US firms and is well used to assisting overseas lawyers with English legal issues, including with the taking of depositions and evidence under the Hague Convention and UK Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act.
Andrew originally qualified first as as a barrister in 1999, graded "very competent". He qualified also as a Solicitor-Advocate in 2002 and now practises as a solicitor.
What do others say?
"Andrew is very personable and easy to work with; he has the ability to make complex matters of law sound relatively simple. He is very responsive and makes himself available at short notice, and I’m confident of obtaining the best possible outcome on anything he’s involved with." - Legal 500 (2022/3)
"Andrew Tobin is an outstanding member of the team ... His warm, affable manner is matched with an astute, independent mind which combines legal insight with commercial good sense... Andrew's work in the political risk and credit spheres has been of particular note." - Legal 500 (2021/22)
What else should you know?
Andrew is Chairman Emeritus of the Lloyd’s Flyfishing Society.
He enjoys tennis and walking in the countryside with his cocker spaniel.
Andrew has a BA Russian & East European History at UCL's School of Slavonic & E. European Studies, MA in Modern History at UCL, and studied Russian language and culture at St Petersburg University, Russia in the 1990s.