Political violence, terrorism and war risk insurance

Our team advises the world’s leading insurers on all aspects of political violence insurance.

The team is led by Andrew Tobin, a recognised leader in field of political violence insurance Andrew co-authored War Risks and Terrorism (Insurance Institute of London 2007).

Our lawyers’ deep experience in this class includes representing re/insurers on the 9/11 attacks, the Thailand “Redshirt” riots of 2010, the Arab Spring, the civil war in Yemen, riots in Mexico and Chile, tribal attacks on energy projects in Papua New Guinea (2019), the US withdrawal from Afghanistan (2019), civil unrest in Myanmar (2021), the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa (2022) and espionage in London (2023).

We advise both all-risk, and political violence re/insurers in respect of political violence.

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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