Ian Plumley

Partner

Londres

Ian specialises in complex international coverage, defence and subrogation disputes, assisting blue-chip corporates, insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, and business recovery specialists in a range of arbitration and litigation in England & Wales, Bermuda, the US, the Caribbean, and Europe.

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About Ian

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    Ian specialises in complex international coverage, defence and subrogation disputes, assisting blue-chip corporates, insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, and business recovery specialists in a range of arbitration and litigation in England & Wales, Bermuda, the US, the Caribbean, and Europe.

    He has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on Product Liability & Recall, US Excess Casualty (including disputes on the ‘Bermuda Form’), Property, Construction & Engineering, Industrials & Power, Specialty, and Professional Liability business across industry sectors including, in particular, automotive, pharmaceutical, medical devices, food production, utilities and heavy industrials. He is also known for his expertise in all classes of reinsurance business. His clients include Arch, Argo, Aspen Bermuda, AXA XL, Berkshire Hathaway, Blenheim, Chubb, CNH Industrial, Hamilton Re, Iveco Group, Lancashire, Liberty, Markel Bermuda, Sompo International, Validus, and Zurich.

    Relevant experience includes advising:

    • a London market insurer on all of its non-damage business interruption claims arising from Covid-19 (including in relation to the client’s related interactions with the FCA and the FOS);
    • Bermudian insurers on their non-damage business interruption claims arising from Covid-19 (including obtaining injunctive relief to enforce the designated choice of law and jurisdiction provisions);
    • a London market insurer on claims presented under a Master General Liability Policy by a multinational entertainments company arising from the closure of theme parks and other attractions in the US as a result of Covid-19;
    • Lloyd’s market insurers on outwards reinsurance presentations in relation to recoveries for Covid-19 related claims payment made in respect of property, specialty, and contingency business;
    • a London market insurer on excess liability insurance claims presented by a pharmaceutical company resulting from opioid misuse/addiction in the US;
    • a London market insurer on excess liability insurance claims presented by various multinational chemical companies resulting from exposures to PFAS and other related compounds incorporated in Aqueous Film Forming Foam and other products;
    • a London market insurer on excess liability insurance claims by a multinational security services company resulting from allegations made by on behalf of injured or deceased US servicemen that the insured had made protection payments to the Taliban, which were then used to fund insurgent activity;
    • a London market insurer on excess liability insurance claims by a multilateral developmental investment bank resulting from alleged personal injuries suffered by employees of a nickel smelter;
    • a London market insurer on employer’s and public liability claims presented by a national governing body resulting from alleged early onset dementia and CTE sustained by former professional rugby players;
    • a US reinsurer relating to a dispute with a Middle Eastern reinsured resulting from the termination of a whole account quota share reinsurance contract;
    • a commercial vehicle, agricultural equipment, and construction equipment manufacturer in respect of all of its product liability exposures and its broader commercial litigation portfolio;
    • a Bermudian insurer on excess liability reinsurance claims presented by the captive of a US homebuilder;
    • a Bermudian insurer on its excess liability coverage of a provider of natural gas following a leak at an underground storage facility;
    • a German insurer on coverage for product liability claims presented by an automotive component manufacturer;
    • a UK composite insurer on coverage issues arising from a fire in a block of public housing flats.

     Ian is recognised by The Legal 500 as a key lawyer for Product Liability – Defendant.  His reported cases include Markel Bermuda Ltd v Caesars Entertainment Inc [2021] EWHC 1931 (Comm); Iveco SpA v Magna Electronics Srl (formerly Italamec Srl) [2015] EWHC 2887 (TCC); Argos Ltd & Others v Leather Trade House Ltd (formerly BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd) [2012] EWHC 1348 (QB); IRB Brasil Resseguros SA v CX Reinsurance Co Ltd [2010] Lloyd's Rep. IR 560; and Equitas Ltd v R&Q Reinsurance Co (UK) Ltd. [2010] Lloyd's Rep. IR 600

Sector Expertise
  • Assurance

Service Expertise
  • Arbitrage international

Office Location

Londres

  • 25 Walbrook
  • Londres
  • EC4N 8AF

+44 207 242 101122