Antony Woodhouse > DWF > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Antony is a commercially focused and technical expert, who has built up a strong practice specialising in complex and international disputes, principally in the insurance sector.




Antony also specialises in banking disputes and international arbitration across many different industries and has built up a top tier reputation for his work for insurance carriers in Bermuda.

Antony advises clients on all types of insurance and reinsurance contracts, including energy risks, property and business interruption, general and professional liability, subrogation issues, D&O, E&O and financial lines coverage. His reinsurance dispute experience includes handling matters following natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita as well as major energy plant explosions.

Antony is frequently brought in to advise on high-value, high-profile cases, including: advising a Lloyd’s syndicate on foreign and UK proceedings brought in relation to reinsurance commutations; assisting several European banks in handling their exposure to the Lehman-backed Dante programme, which entailed settling Commercial Court proceedings; and representing a large excess insurance carrier through an international arbitration due to coverage for D&O liability deriving from energy price fixing allegations in California.

Antony is experienced in international arbitration, both ad hoc and in accordance with various rules, including UNCITRAL, ARIAS, ICSID and LCIA. He has a lot of experience in cross-border disputes and in presenting foreign legal issues to tribunals in England and elsewhere.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

The London market and global risk team at DWF is noted for its expertise in reinsurance matters and handles cases across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as the US and Europe. The group handles matters involving property, energy, product liability and business interruption claims. Practice head David Abbott has experience in reinsurance matters, while John Groome handles casualty and property claims and Jonathan Moss acts for clients in commodities and shipping litigation. Antony Woodhouse is noted for his work in the Bermuda market and Iftikhar Ali handles construction and energy claims. Former global head of insurance at InceKiran Soar, is a key contact in the team.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

DWF‘s UK international arbitration team handles a significant volume of matters involving investor-state arbitrations and construction, energy and telecoms disputes. Leading the UK arbitration group, Richard Twomey‘s practice has a special focus on Pakistan, while Antony Woodhouse is an insurance sector expert, Stefan Paciorek focuses on international arbitration proceedings in the technology and energy sectors, and senior associate Natasha Gunney‘s experience includes arbitrations under the ICSID, LCIA and ICC rules. In Birmingham, Andrew Leach is Russia and CIS desk head.