Chadbourne has “the ability to handle any issue due to expertise in British, Bermudian and American law.” – Chambers USA
We work with insurance, reinsurance and financial-market clients to develop innovative solutions to their risk-transfer and transactional needs. This experience encompasses a full range of risk-transfer solutions, either separately or as part of larger transactions, including sophisticated financial reinsurance arrangements, industry loss warranty contracts, sidecars, insurance-linked securities, special-purpose reinsurance vehicles, and cell structures. We also advise a wide range of clients on insurance and reinsurance structures and contract wordings, portfolio transfers, stop-loss agreements, captive and fronting arrangements, and risk-retention facilities. That work encompasses all major lines of business, including catastrophe, terrorism, general property/casualty, life reinsurance, financial lines, mortgage insurance, guaranty and surety, workers' compensation, agricultural risks, representations and warranties coverage, and political-risk insurance.
We advise clients regarding their professional-liability insurance programs and counsel numerous industrial and financial services companies on matters relating to their directors’ and officers’ insurance programs. Our lawyers, in collaboration with Chadbourne's corporate and tax specialists, also have experience in the formation, financing, purchase and sale of insurance and reinsurance companies and a variety of other industry corporate transactions.
First Reinsurance Sidecar Capitalized Post-Katrina
Our lawyers assisted in the first reinsurance sidecar capitalized post-Katrina, and with recent innovations in "hybrid" sidecars and the use of segregated cells.
First Catastrophe Bond Protecting Workers' Compensation Fund Against Earthquake Risks
Our lawyers advised on the first cat bond protecting a workers' compensation fund against earthquake risks.
Dual Trigger Cat-Linked Credit-Default Swaps
Our lawyers helped create a unique structure utilizing a dual trigger cat-linked credit-default swaps addressing risk of non-payment by a government-run catastrophe fund.
Joy Langford is chair of Chadbourne's Insurance and Reinsurance Group. She concentrates her practice on litigations and arbitrations on behalf of both ceding and assuming reinsurance companies. Ms. Langford has been involved in dozens of arbitrations and litigations involving current issues in...
Carey Child focuses on developing innovative products and risk-transfer solutions for insurance, reinsurance, and financial-market clients. He also assists Chadbourne clients resolve reinsurance disputes, including through negotiated resolution, mediation, arbitration and litigation.