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Jane Andrewartha

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Jane Andrewartha, Litigation and Arbitration Partner of Clyde & Co, is best known as an insurance and reinsurance practitioner who has served the London and international insurance markets for over 40 years. She handles litigation before the High Court in London and courts internationally and Arbitration in all its forms involving LCIA, ICC, AAA, UNCITRAL, the LMAA and other rules and/or institutions. She sits as Arbitrator herself and has acted as Early Neutral Evaluator. She also acts as settlement counsel in intractable disputes/litigation although not, in such circumstances, as a neutral. Her reputation is in handling complex, high value disputes requiring careful strategic and tactical planning, whatever the jurisdiction or forum. Above all she is known for seeking early resolution of difficult disputes thus limiting the legal expense but, in those cases in which settlement is not possible, her reputation is for her tough approach to litigious matters, her thorough case analysis and detailed preparation leading to many successful judgments/awards. Recent cases include a US$500m Commercial Court action settled on wholly favourable terms shortly before trial and a successful reinsurance arbitration in which the full claim, interest and costs were recovered.

She has also been involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution, primarily mediation, since 1995 when appointed as advocate in one of the earliest major mediations to take place in the insurance sector in England. Trained by CEDR and accredited as a mediator in 1996 Jane has been involved in approximately 800 mediations, covering a wide range of commercial disputes, frequently of a complex, international and multi-party nature. In addition to numerous insurance and reinsurance cases Jane has mediated disputes involving aviation, banking and finance, business contracts, construction and property disputes, commodities, employment, trusts, lender liability, marine and energy sectors, professional liability, partnership/joint ventures, and others.

Jane is also the non-executive Chairman of a London insurance company and a Trustee of the University of London. She sat on the first Clyde & Co Management Board, appointed as the Finance Partner; she has served as Clyde & Co's Head of Latin America (establishing the firm's first office there) and as Head of Aviation. She formerly sat on the Board of CEDR, the dispute resolution body.

London: Dispute resolution


Within: Mediators

Clyde & Co LLP's Jane Andrewartha is 'excellent; she is calm, steely, super-smart and utterly committed to helping both sides to find a resolution'. In addition to her extensive insurance and reinsurance practice Andrewartha allocates two days per week to mediation; and in addition to her insurance and reinsurance knowledge, she has experience of a wide range of the industries serviced by reinsurers, such as financial services, marine and energy, aviation, construction and the professions, as well as employment issues and contractual and agency matters. Andrewartha also specialises in high-value cross-border disputes and has mediated disputes in the US, the Middle East, the Far East and in Europe, most recently Norway, Greece and Paris.

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Jane Andrewartha - Clyde and Co LLP

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

With almost 200 partners across the UK involved in insurance work, a team that continues to recruit, and a client list that includes almost every leading (re)insurer globally - the likes of AIG, Allianz, Aviva, Swiss Re and Zurich - Clyde & Co LLP has earned its reputation as ‘a juggernaut for insurance matters’. The firm specialises in all types of insurance matters, spanning a variety of sectors and classes of insurance business, meaning it has the ‘ability to offer insurance companies the broadest coverage of business lines, at the highest quality and on a global scale’. This strength in depth is utilised in teams dedicated to specific sectors, such as aviation and space, directors' and officers' (D&O), marine, product liability/recall and cyber insurance. With regard to the latter, in September 2017 the firm launched Clyde Code, a consultancy service advising clients on all aspects of the burgeoning new area of smart contracts, blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Nigel Brook leads the global reinsurance team and James Cooper heads up the firm’s Lloyd's and London market practice. Another notable asset is the ‘very knowledgeable’ Neil Beresford, who provides ‘excellent service’, particularly for insurers and reinsurers, evidenced by instructions on some of the largest claims in the market with values in excess of $1bn. Jane Andrewartha and Andrew Grant, both well regarded for their ‘significant market acumen and specialist knowledge’, are also key members of the prolific team that also includes marine and energy insurance specialist Simon Jackson. David Abbott joined DWF in 2018.

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