Paul Wordley

Paul Wordley is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paul directly using the contact details listed above.

Paul is one of the founding partners of Wordley Partnership, having been a partner in a major international law firm where he was a member of the Management and Strategy Boards respectively.

Paul’s expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, acting for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries and reinsurers.

His particular areas of expertise are in the oil, gas, mining, marine, construction and TMT sectors.

Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. He also has significant mediation experience having represented clients in several successful multi-million-dollar mediations. Paul has also conducted numerous arbitrations before LMAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA.

He is recommended by expert legal directories as ‘exceptional’ and has become a thought leader in the natural resources insurance world.

Firm Overview:

Launched in early 2019, Wordley Partnership is a commercial law firm with particular expertise in all aspects of dispute resolution, commercial problem solving and insurance / reinsurance / coverage.

The Partners have many years of experience working on some of the largest and most complex disputes across the globe whilst at an international firm based in the City of London. With proven track records they have consolidated that expertise into their own firm.

They are often instructed to advise boards and directors of companies on legal liability, asset recovery and preservation as well as advising on strategies to resolve disputes and limit liability, whether that be working in the background or openly in arbitrations and litigation. Their expertise extends to prosecuting claims where required and they have a strong track record of success.

In addition to disputes, the firm has a significant non contentious capability.

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Patience HIGSON NGWA – CFIP

Patience Higson Ngwa is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in Cameroon on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Patience directly using the contact details listed above.

You can trace the roots of insurance law beyond the 12th and 13th century. The growth of industry came hand in hand with the rise of the maritime industry and trade, and it’s for this reason that London is the centre of the insurance market. This area of law has so far been less affected by the financial crisis than anticipated.

Insurance law work can be directly linked to external events and phenomena, for example claims put forward as a result of war, piracy, terrorism attacks or financial crises. Cases will stem from a whole manner of matters – both contentious and non-contentious – and also cover international cases.

An insurance lawyer will discern whether or not their clients are liable for damages for claims or eligible for in relation to the warranties stipulated in the relevant contracts. They will collect evidence from a range of sources in order to build a sound picture of what has happened and advise their client or employer accordingly. They will also negotiate and draft insurance policies, cover regulatory aspects such as Duty of Disclosure (the policyholder’s duty to provide pre-contract information) and investigate damages for late payments, or for personal injury claims.

Within an insurance company, they can also deal with reinsurance disputes (when a company buys insurance from another or multiple insurance).

In the case of individuals, they may work on behalf of the policyholder in an insurance claim dispute.

Cem Congar

Cem Congar is our exclusively recommended Insurance and Shipping & Maritime Law expert in Turkey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Cem directly using the contact details listed above.

Cem graduated from Istanbul University in 2006. Then, he got his LL.M. Degree from Istanbul Aydın University.

He completed his legal internship in the office of Prof. Dr. Abuzer Kendigelen who is the Dean of The Faculty of Law of Istanbul University. Afterward, he continued his law career at Antalya Coast Guard Command, Ceynak Logistics Inc. & Samsunport Port Management and head office of AXA InsuranceInc. Most particularly he worked as an expert attorney on subjects as Marine and Land Transportation, Insurance, Logistics and International law cases.

As a speaker, moderator, or organiser, he has attended more than 40 academic panels and seminars related to national and international transportation and insurance at many Universities, Bar Associations, and Institutions.

He participated in the establishment of the Carriage and Logistics Commission of the Istanbul Bar Association and he was assigned as Vice President for a period. He is still giving lectures at the Intern Education Centre of the Istanbul Bar Association.

He had attended as a guest speaker at Boards of Trade and Bar Associations of provinces such as Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, and Mersin. He participated in many academic studies. In addition to this, he has been awarded from the United Nations, American and Balcanic Countries in order to the international organisations that he led.

His academic papers are published in many newspapers and journals. In the book “TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE LAW” published by the Istanbul Bar Association, he wrote an article which is “Carrier’s Liability In The Light of The Court of Appeal Decisions”.

Cem Congar knows advanced Turkish, English and German.

Jesper Hjetting

Jesper Hjetting is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in Denmark on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jesper directly using the contact details listed above.

Jesper has been appointed Insurance Lawyer of the Year in Denmark in 2019. Jesper heads Lundgrens’ Insurance and Torts Team. For more than 25 years, Jesper has specialised in insurance and torts law and advised on contractual and regulatory issues, insurance claims, reassurance, and compliance. He also has vast experience with the establishment of insurance companies and the drafting of insurance terms and conditions, articles of association, business procedures, etc. Jesper’s knowledge of pension return taxation is extensive, and he also advises on general business law. He is entitled to appear before the Supreme Court and has conducted a large number of cases before the courts and arbitration tribunals. He is a certified arbitrator and has been appointed as arbitrator in cases before the Danish Institute of Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as well as ad hoc arbitration tribunals.

In 2019, Jesper Hjetting was named ‘Insurance Lawyer of the Year in Denmark’ by International Advisory Experts.

Firm Overview:

We take your business personally

The person with the most knowledge about you and your business is also the one best suited to ensure that you receive the best possible advice. Therefore, you will see the same advisor throughout your working relationship with Lundgrens.

Marco Morace

Marco Morace is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in Italy on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marco directly using the contact details listed above.

Marco graduated at the University of Naples “Federico II” (maxima).

Marco joined the Firm in 2003; before legal dept. Procter & Gamble (Rome), internship with leading London insurers, visiting lawyer with international law firms Holman Fenwick & Willan (London) and Hill Dickinson (London).

Marco is a member of the Italian Bar Association.

Marco was the Maritime Law chair of the University of Naples “Parthenope”.

Marco is a lecturer at the Master of International Management of I.P.E. in Naples.

Marco Morace is also Panellist of the Panel Debate in London “Driving best claims practices’’ of the “Italian TPA and Legal Counsel PROGRAMME 2016” organised by LLOYD’s.

Bryan McMahon

Bryan McMahon is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bryan directly using the contact details listed above.

Bryan is the founder of the firm and is the Principal Lawyer in our Insurance department. Bryan has more than 35 years’ experience and holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Sydney.

During his career, Bryan has conducted litigation in almost every jurisdiction in the country as well as most forms of alternative dispute resolution including International Chamber of Commerce arbitration’s. He has been involved in numerous reported decisions in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Bryan acts for both plaintiffs and defendants and is completely focused on realistically achieving the best possible result for his clients whether by way of informal dispute resolution or through litigation

He is a Law Society of New South Wales Accredited Specialist in commercial litigation, and he completed the insurance law strand of that speciality in 1998. He is one of only about 20 such recognised specialist lawyers in the Sydney and New South Wales area.