Political violence, terrorism and war risk insurance

The insurance of political violence continues to be tested and to evolve. Our specialist team advises Lloyd’s and global insurers on policy coverage, policy drafting, and disputes worldwide.

Clients benefit from our lawyers’ deep and long experience in this specialist class, including representation of insurers in disputes arising out of the 9/11 attacks, the Thailand Riots of 2010,  the Arab Spring, the civil war in Yemen, riots in Mexico and Chile, tribal attacks on LNG projects in Papua New Guinea, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and civil unrest in Myanmar.

Our lawyers have authored leading texts on the insurance of political violence, and have a thorough understanding of the history and law behind these products. We advise both All Risk and specialist political violence insurers on the special characteristics of political violence exclusions and cover.

Our lawyers

Our lawyers are acknowledged leading experts in this field and advise insurers worldwide on coverage, disputes and drafting.

Our experience

  • Working with the world’s largest mutual insurer to recast its political violence cover
  • Defending political violence insurers for multiple claims arising out of the Thailand unrest.
  • Author of “War Risks and Terrorism” (Insurance Institute of London)
  • Defending and advising cargo / war on land insurers for claims arising out of the Yemen Civil War
  • Advising global construction and energy insurers on violent attacks on sites in Far East.

Our clients

  • Lloyd’s
  • The world’s leading insurers
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