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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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ADELAIDE HOUSE, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, EC4R 9HA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3400 1000
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Fax 020 3400 1111
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Jonathan Sacher

Tel:
Work 020 3400 1000
Email:
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

Work Department

Reinsurance/insurance.

Position

Head of Insurance and Head of International Arbitration partner specialising in insurance and reinsurance litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution; involved in a number of significant high-profile cases. Expertise covers insurance and reinsurance disputes, including World Trade Center losses, hurricanes, personal accident, life, financial institutions, war risks and most classes of business. Acts for London market and international companies and brokers.

Career

Articled Paisner & Co (now Berwin Leighton Paisner); solicitor Supreme Court of England and Wales 1981 (Advocate Supreme Court of South Africa 1978); partner Paisner & Co 1985; past chairman of British Insurance Law Association; contributor to ‘Insurance Day’, ‘Reinsurance’, ‘Review’ and ‘Reactions’ magazines on reinsurance issues; speaker at various international reinsurance conferences and forums.

Member

British Insurance Law Association; ARIAS (UK); ARIAS (US); International Association of Insurance Receivers; International Bar Association;; Freeman of Worshipful Company of World Traders; Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; member London Court of International Arbitration.

Education

University of Cape Town (1975 BA; 1978 LLB).

Leisure

Theatre, health and fitness.


London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave merged to form Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in April 2018, giving clients access to a ‘very professional service’. The team handles major insurance coverage disputes, usually international in nature and often with an unusual element, for blue-chip clients such as AIG, Munich Re and Travelers; it recently advised the latter in relation to a disputed insurance claim in excess of £1m. Another highlight for the practice, which is particularly known for its ‘good knowledge of D&O defence’, was Anthony Lennox defending the former finance director of a large refrigeration business that became insolvent, assisted by Kelly Jones. Lennox, who heads the firm's insurance and reinsurance disputes practice, has 25 years’ experience of (re)insurance litigation and arbitration. Another notable attraction for clients is head of insurance Jonathan Sacher, who has not lost a reinsurance case in over 20 years.

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