Duncan Strachan specialises in complex and international (re)insurance matters across multiple lines of business. His focus is on international disputes and policy coverage analysis, with particular expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean, due to his familiarity with the legal and political landscape across the region. Duncan is also fluent in Spanish.
Illustrative recent and current cases include:
- Representing London reinsurers in relation to the impact of regressive erosion in Ecuador on the energy sector.
- Advising on the environmental impact of large oil spillages across Latin America, most notably in Peru, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador.
- Representing Reinsurers on complex D&O claims, typically US securities class actions against non-US incorporated entities.
- Advising insurers on complex casualty claims often involving multiple jurisdictions and international conflict of laws issues.
- Drafting environmental impairment liability, D&O and cyber wordings for Latin America on behalf of insurers in London and the US.
Duncan regularly presents to insurers and reinsurers across the world. As co-lead of both Class Actions and Global Risk, Duncan contributes to our Informed Insurance thought leadership and predictions. He also leads the Social Inflation working group across DACB, Legalign and international offices.
Duncan’s reputation for international work is recognised by Chambers Global and Latin America-wide. Duncan is the author of the Latin America chapter to the Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review and ICLG - Insurance & Reinsurance texts. He has strong links to the US, having previously worked at the London office of a US firm and as a member of the International Association of Defence Counsel. Duncan also spent six months working in the Miami reinsurance market in 2017.
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