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Costas Frangeskides

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Insurance and reinsurance practice group.


Partner specialising in insurance and reinsurance; acts on behalf of insurers, cedants, reinsurers and brokers; also specialises in financial institutions, offshore energy, professional negligence and professional indemnity claims, brokers/E&O/D&O disputes and various public law-related disputes; a great deal of experience in relation to insurance/reinsurance underwriting pools.


Trained Holman Fenwick Willan; qualified 1994; partner 2002.




BILA; ARIAS; Anglo-Cypriot Lawyers Association; Law Society; IBA.

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Anthony Woolich¬†(who is noted for his ‚Äėkeen analytical mind‚Äô and ‚Äėgood grasp of the commercial impact‚Äô) heads the ‚Äėprofessional‚Äô, ‚Äėresponsive‚Äô, and ‚Äėclient-focused‚Äô team at¬†HFW,¬†¬†which includes¬†Costas Frangeskides¬†and¬†Daniel Martin¬†,¬†and whose sector expertise includes shipping, aviation, logistics, energy and TMT. Woolich acted for BW LPG in the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Aurora LPG, while Frangeskides is currently representing the Republic of Cyprus in high profile proceedings before the European Court of Justice concerning the potential free trade agreement between Singapore and the EU. The firm also counts Maersk Group, BP, Morgan Stanely, ad Ecom Agroindustrial Corporation among its clients.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

HFW has a longstanding reputation for its disputes experience the energy, mining and transport sectors. The team is also noted for litigation involving the utilities, commodities, manufacturing, engineering and financial services industries as well as international trade disputes. The recommended advisers include Damian Honey  Simon Blows, Noel Campbell, Steven Paull, Costas Frangeskides and Alistair Feeney. Paul Wordley joined EC3 Legal LLP.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

HFW is highly rated for 'the range, strength and depth of its international arbitration practice, which stretches across all of the firm's sector-based groups'. The firm is well known for it experience in disputes involving international trade, energy, commodities, shipping and aviation, as well as insurance and reinsurance, banking and financial services, and construction. Damian Honey is 'an excellent, commercially-minded lawyer with realistic perspectives on the arbitration market'; Katie Pritchard  'has a wealth of experience of commodities-related arbitrations'; Alistair Feeney is 'a bright, knowledgeable and pragmatic lawyer'; Costas Frangeskides is 'excellent at client care'; and Steven Paull and international construction head Max Wieliczko are also key members. Paul Wordley joined EC3 Legal.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

HFW¬†receives praise for its ‚Äėstrong‚Äô department, which handles high-value and complex claims against accountants, auditors, brokers, insolvency practitioners, financial intermediaries and institutions, surveyors, architects, engineers and lawyers. It is also experienced in negligence cases relating to marine surveyors and marine salvage work. Professional negligence head Andrew Bandurka¬†is regularly instructed by leading insurance and reinsurance brokers on complex matters, often with a cross-border element; he handles lawyers' professional indemnity coverage disputes and is also instructed on architects' and surveyors' negligence cases. Jonathan Bruce¬†is often instructed by Latin American reinsurance brokers; Costas Frangeskides¬†handles a range of brokers, solicitors and property transaction claims; Christopher Cardona¬†is global head of insurance and reinsurance; Christopher Foster¬†defends significant claims against solicitors; and Adam Strong¬†defends claims against solicitors, architects, insurance brokers, surveyors and IFAs. Nigel Wick¬†and senior associate Rupert Warren¬†are also recommended. David Robinson¬†is now a consultant.

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