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Mr Kiran Soar
Global Head of Insurance, Partner
Kiran is the Global Head of Insurance and specialises in insurance coverage and subrogation work. His expertise spans a number of lines of insurance business, much of it with an international flavour.
Kiran advises clients in various classes of business on both contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters. His clients are international in their nature, based predominantly in the London market, the US, Bermuda and Europe. Kiran’s primary focus is on property and liability insurance, reinsurance (and run-off claims), and specialty lines including contingency, bloodstock, accident and health and jeweler’s block/specie
Kiran also advises clients on non-contentious insurance and reinsurance issues, including policy wordings, binding authority agreements and also ART/ILS transactions.
He is a member of leading insurance market associations, including the Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association (where Kiran is co-chair of the Education Committee), the Lloyd’s Market Association and the IUA Contingency Working Party.
– Advising on the insurance issues arising from a fire at a major onshore oil refinery;
– Acting in London Market WTC arbitrations, on the issue of “event”;
– Advising a global insurer on reinsurance issues arising out of their CAR/EAR book of business
– Advising a captive insurer in managing significant exposures arising out of its insured’s global mining operations
– Acting on behalf of an international life insurer, in a reinsurance dispute involving its underlying book of A&H business, and issues of time bar
– Advising a captive insurer in relation to claims resulting from the failure of an iron ore pipeline in Brazil
– Advising insurers on subrogated recoveries arising from the London riots;
– Advising London market insurers on US liability exposures arising from the construction of a US onshore power facility;
– Advising an international reinsurer on their New Zealand earthquake exposures;
Advising on flood claims arising from the 2008 Queensland floods;
– Advising reinsurers on aggregation issues arising from underlying UK medical negligence risks;
– Acting for London insurers and reinsurers seeking recovery of reinsurance assets globally, including London arbitrations and enforcement proceedings abroad;
– Advising London and EU insurers on issues arising out of binding authority and commission arrangements in the London market.
Qualified in 1999.
Ince, which merged with Gordon Dadds in December 2018, has well-established credentials in cross-border energy, property, political risk and professional indemnity insurance work. The traditionally strong marine team has seen significant changes this year with the departure of Joe O’Keefe to Stephenson Harwood in late 2018, the return of Simon Todd – who had retired – as a consultant in March 2019, and the recent promotion of Carrie Radford and Elle Young to lead the practice. Other key members of the team include global insurance group head Kiran Soar and property and construction insurance specialist Adrian Bingham.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Transport > Aviation
- Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting
- Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Transport > Shipping
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Human resources > Employment: senior executives
- Private client > Family
- Insurance > Personal injury: defendant
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Risk advisory > Reputation management
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Brand management
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Finance > Transport finance & leasing
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Human resources > Employment: employers
- Transport > Travel