Bermuda Form

Bermuda Form

Our impressive team members – based in London, Bermuda and the United States - have been instructed on Bermuda Form matters since the policy was introduced in 1985

Our Bermuda Form team have acted as counsel for Bermuda insurers in many of the very earliest arbitrations arising from the Form.

Kennedys’ lawyers have also consulted with many Bermuda Form insurers with regard to a wide variety of significant potential exposures in the areas of environmental, natural disasters, and mass torts involving industries including pharmaceutical, automotive, energy, transportation, medical devices, healthcare and medical devices, among others.

Dispute resolution by means of binding arbitration in London or Bermuda is a common element of the Form. Kennedys offering herein is unique; having market leading exponents located in Bermuda, London and the United States, we are strategically positioned to handle work of this nature in the three integral jurisdictions for Bermuda Form work. To date, our team have handled over 50 live Bermuda Form arbitrations.

Our lawyers have deep sector knowledge and offer global perspectives supported through our extensive network of associate and affiliate offices, which are situated in significant litigation centers around the world.

Through our global position we have an extensive understanding of the local and global issues surrounding Bermuda Form arbitration. This perspective means we explore issues from a different angle, simplifying the complex and operating as an extension of our clients’ business- wherever in the world they operate. We do so in a cost effective and efficient manner.

We have a longstanding global relationship with many of the key excess liability insurers who provide standard form insurance out of Bermuda and Europe, who view our team as go to specialists and trusted advisors.

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