Key Matters

  • Representing ceding company in disputes concerning interpretation and application of hours clause in property catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance agreements in connection with losses arising out of the Fort McMurray wildfire, the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.
  • Obtained a favorable decision from the Seventh Circuit upholding trial court’s default judgment entered against foreign, unauthorized reinsurer for failure to post pre-answer security.
  • Represented ceding entity in dispute with reinsurer over payment of subrogation recoveries.
  • Represented life reinsurer in arbitration involving misrepresentation and rescission claims.
  • Represented life reinsurer against insolvent cedent in proceeding to determine whether insolvency stay should be lifted to permit pre- existing arbitration between the parties to proceed.
  • Represented property catastrophe excess of loss reinsurer in connection with issues arising out of cession of 9/11 claims.
  • Represented reinsurer against claims for direct access to reinsurance brought by various policyholders of insolvent insurer.
  • Represented cedent against reinsurer’s claim for alleged non-payment of additional premium relating to property catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance agreement.
  • Represented reinsurer in dispute with cedent over commutation value for reinsurance agreement covering workers compensation claims.
  • Represented cedent against reinsurer in claim for payment of AD&D loss arising out of aviation loss.
  • Represented cedent against claim for rescission of 10 finite reinsurance contracts brought by reinsurer.
  • Represented cedent in matter involving misrepresentation claim and contractual interpretation issues arising out of finite risk reinsurance treaty.
  • Represented cedent in arbitration involving interpretation of sublimit found in loss portfolio transfer agreement.
  • Represented cedent in arbitration involving interpretation of termination provision of finite risk reinsurance treaty.
  • Represented multiple reinsurers in multiple arbitrations arising under surety excess of loss reinsurance agreements and involving financial guaranty issues.
  • Represented reinsurers, both in arbitration and in litigation, with respect to claims brought by various insolvent cedents regarding ownership of common account reinsurance.
  • Advised client regarding allocation issues arising out of cession of non-products asbestos claims.
  • Advised client regarding cession of environmental and pollution losses.
  • Advised client regarding commutation of workers compensation claims.
  • Advised client regarding allocation issues arising out of cession of sexual abuse claims.