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ALDGATE TOWER, 2 LEMAN STREET, LONDON, E1 8QN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7481 0010
Fax:
Fax 020 7481 4968
DX:
1070 LONDON CITY EC3
Web:
www.incelaw.com

Christopher Crane

Tel:
Work 44 (0) 20 7481 0010
Email:
Ince

Work Department

Insurance & Reinsurance, Shipping, International Trade & Commodities

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Chris is a dispute resolution lawyer in the firm’s insurance and reinsurance team.  

Chris is predominantly a litigator with a focus mainly on insurance work and commercial disputes. His practice covers a broad range insurance and reinsurance business lines, commercial litigation and contractual disputes. He also advises on policy wording and liability issues. Chris also has experience across the firm's core practice areas including shipping, energy and international trade disputes.

Chris has been involved in a variety of disputes in the Commercial and Chancery Courts, London arbitrations and in overseas jurisdictions. He also has experience of mediation and other forms of ADR.

Examples of Chris’ experience include the following:


  • Acting for French construction insurers in London arbitration proceedings against reinsurers seeking recoveries under a quota share agreement;
  • Acting for former directors of a company under a D&O policy defending a claim for breach of directors’ duties in the Bermuda Commercial Court;

  • Advising insurers on the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 on policy wordings and TOBAs;

  • Advising legal expenses insurer on risks and potential liabilities arising from its policy terms, commercial arrangements and trading relationships under variety of circumstances; 

  • Acting for shareholders in the Chancery Court in a dispute arising from the exercise of a share purchase option;

  • Acting for traders in an international commodities dispute in London arbitration proceedings; and

  • A member of the firm’s team advising on criminal and civil proceedings in the Spanish court arising from the Prestigeoil spill.


London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

The ‚Äėhighly efficient‚Äô team at Ince & Co¬†regularly defends claims brought against professionals and their insurers, with a focus on acting on behalf of solicitors and insurance brokers. The team also acts for ship surveyors and managers in maritime negligence disputes. Ben Ogden¬†represented individuals insured with Chubb in $16m-worth of claims brought against two former directors relating to the 2011 liquidation of the South of England P&I Club. Ed Broking, Griffin Insurance Association, International Transport Intermediaries Club and LAMP Insurance are also clients. Ogden and Simon Cooper¬†head the team and senior associate¬†Christopher Crane¬†is also a key contact. Chris Jefferis moved to an in-house role.

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