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HFW

25-27 RUE D'ASTORG, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 44 94 40 50
Fax:
Fax +33 1 42 65 46 25
Web:
www.hfw.com
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HFW, Olivier Purcell, Paris, FRANCE

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Olivier Purcell

Tel:
Work +33 1 44 94 40 50
Email:
HFW

Work Department

Insurance/Reinsurance

Position

Partner specialising in international commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular focus on insurance, reinsurance, transport (shipping and aviation) and industrial/engineering risk.

Career

Articled Holman Fenwick Willan; qualified solicitor (England) 1986; Paris office 1986; partner 1990; avocat (Paris) 1993; author of various articles on maritime law, French insurance law, arbitration and aviation; contributor to the "Revue de l'Arbitrage" and the International Law Office.

Languages

English, French, Italian.

Member

Association Française de Droit Maritime.


France

Insurance

Within: Insurance

HFW is primarily active in the manufacturing, transport, construction, trade and energy sectors. The practice's wide-ranging portfolio of expertise spans industrial risks, product liability, professional liability and public liability. A recent cross-border highlight on the contentious side saw Pauline Arroyo defend XL Insurance and its insured, a manufacturer of specialised electrical components, against a claim brought forward against the insured's Japanese subsidiary regarding a gasket manufactured by the insured's Chinese subsidiary. Olivier Purcell heads the practice, which also counts Chubb, Helvetia and Generali among its clients.

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HFW

  • Business interruption insurance: importance of understanding cover

    Business interruption insurance is often a key component of a company’s business continuity plan. The insurance is designed to compensate an insured for the financial effect of the interruption or interference to that business as a result of physical damage to an insured property or other key external events, such as damage at a supplier’s or customer’s premises. The intention is to restore the business to the same financial position as if the loss had not occurred, subject always to the terms and conditions of the policy. 

    - Holman Fenwick Willan

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