International Casualty

We handle high value, multi-jurisdictional insurance and reinsurance claims, arising from high severity or catastrophic events.


We regularly advise on complex coverage issues involving energy, mining, manufacturing, infrastructure and hospitality risks. This includes multinational policies, commercial general liability, umbrella, Bermuda Form, and other excess liability coverages as well as reinsurance.

We are experienced in domestic and international litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Our work includes advising on all types of liability claims faced by an insured, from personal injury and property damage to claims by employees and the users of products, and pollution losses.

We take great care in looking after the relationships between our (re)insurer clients and all other stakeholders, including brokers and adjusters.

When dealing with international losses, our aim is to provide an early analysis of the potential exposure and to tailor our approach to guide the response to the claim appropriately. Often this means being proactive in looking for ways to reach an early resolution in jurisdictions where litigation can be long.

Our experience includes:

  • Mining
  • Oil pipeline ruptures and spillages
  • Gas liability and pipeline rupture
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Product liability and recall
  • Public liability
  • Long tail (disease, abuse claims, legacy accounts)
  • Aviation
  • Pollution

Featured experience

  • Acting in London arbitration proceedings for excess insurers on a coverage dispute arising from an explosion at a waste treatment facility in Idaho.
  • Advising OCIP primary and excess insurers in relation to coverage following pollution incident at a refinery in USVI.
  • Representing excess insurers in relation to policy response from class actions (US, Canada, Kenya and Australia) related to the use of paraquat.

International casualty key contacts

Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.