Bermuda form

Our impressive team – 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 Form insurers in many of the very earliest arbitrations arising from the Form.

Kennedys’ lawyers have represented many Bermuda Form insurers on a wide variety of significant potential exposures in the areas of environmental, man-made and natural disasters, and mass torts involving industries including automotive, energy, construction and engineering, healthcare and medical devices, pharmaceutical and transportation.

Dispute resolution by means of binding arbitration in London or Bermuda is a common element of the Form. Our offering is unique; having market-leading individuals located in London, Bermuda 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 centres 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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