Reinsurance

Troutman Sanders reinsurance attorneys offer clients extensive experience handling disputes, both domestically and internationally, on behalf of cedents, reinsurers, and intermediaries in matters covering a wide array of industry segments, including life, health, and property-casualty. Our attorneys are highly regarded within the industry for their sophisticated understanding and ability to efficiently handle matters arising out of virtually every type of exposure or business. We counsel clients towards comprehensive resolution and, where a favorable arrangement cannot be achieved, we advocate for our clients in arbitration and litigate matters at trial and on appeal.

Beyond liability, property and life exposures, we are also well-versed in health insurance controversies and "accident and health" reinsurance, controversies involving captives, surety and construction disputes, and complex insurance/reinsurance programs. We are always current on trending issues within in the industry, such as emerging risks related to privacy and cyber liability, the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology. Our attorneys also have industry-leading experience with controversies related to underwriting and broker practices, the sale of life insurance to "strangers" with no perceptible insurable interest (i.e., STOLI: stranger-originated life insurance), and "yearly renewable term" contracts (YRT).

Our attorneys draw upon the broader resources of the firm to address complex, industry-specific issues with maximum efficiency and expertise, such as those related to bankruptcy and insolvency, environmental mass torts, intellectual property, and construction.

Representative Experience

  • Represented several major international insurers and reinsurers for asbestos and other mass tort exposures, with disputes arising out of the allocation of legacy liabilities to particular insurance policies, environmental sites, and/or reinsurance treaties.
  • Handled many of the industry’s most financially significant Life Re, STOLI, and YRT disputes.
  • Represented insurers and reinsurers facing exposure arising from insolvency events.
  • Counseled clients and litigated reinsurance issues (first-party, property, Nat Cat, and surety) arising out of weather events, business interruptions, and construction problems or disasters.
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