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Insurance - ranked: tier 2


Antony Sassi, who is¬†‚Äėvery aware commercially‚Äô,¬†and David Smyth¬†head the team at RPC. Clients include Allianz, QBE and Chubb. In recent highlights, the team defended ¬£323m worth of claims from a listed company and the liquidators of its former operating subsidiary, alleging negligence by the former auditors of the companies during the course of audits of the group's financial statements.

Leading individuals

David Smyth - RPC

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Shipping - ranked: tier 5


Weakened by the departure in August 2018 of its two main marine litigators Andrew Horton and Steven Wise to CMS, RPC is in a period of transition in the market. The team has expertise across a range of wet and dry matters including cargo and charterparty claims.

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Hong Kong: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: international arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 4


Gary Yin leads the team at RPC, which includes Andrew Horton, who has broad experience in arbitrating disputes involving bill of lading, marine insurance policy, and protection and indemnity claims. The team has been bolstered by Jonathan Crompton's arrival from Proskauer Rose LLP, of counsel Michael Mcguiness joined from Clyde & Co LLP, and Anna Li from PRC firm Guangdong Shengdian. Carmel Green has been promoted to partner. Senior consultant Ben Yates is also singled out.

Next Generation Partners

Ben Yates - RPC

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Dispute resolution: litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 5


David Smyth¬†heads up the team at RPC, which has expanded significantly: Jonathan Crompton¬†joined from Proskauer Rose LLP, counsel Michael Maguiness¬†from Clyde & Co LLP, and¬†Carmel Green¬†has been promoted to partner. The team acted as defence counsel for BDO in proceedings commenced by Sino-Forest Corporation Litigation Trust, a Chinese plantation forest operator, seeking $1.95bn in damages from the client. Crompton has an ‚Äėuncanny ability to grasp the case very early, continually proving himself to be extremely competent, with exemplary attention to detail‚Äô. Clients also include KPMG and PwC.

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  • Cancelling insurance: insolvency and downgrade clauses

    One of the most common concerns for both parties to an insurance contract (including reinsurance) is that the other party might become insolvent and unable to perform its obligations under the contract. Both insurer and insured will therefore wish to have the right to cancel the insurance mid-term in the event of the other party’s insolvency, or a change in its financial circumstances that makes its insolvency a more likely prospect in the near future.
    - Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP

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