- “He is very approachable. He has good knowledge. He knows his stuff. In general. Russell is very good at what he does.”
The Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report 2019
Russell is a legal director based in our London office, having previously worked in the London office of a major international law firm.
Russell specialises in property and energy insurance claims, assisting insurers and reinsurers of major multinational companies in relation to their global exposures. He provides coverage advice and also specialises in the resolution of high-value, international and complex disputes, including in the petrochemical (upstream and downstream), power generation and heavy industry through litigation and arbitration, with experience of both ad hoc and all major arbitral institutions (International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), ARIAS).
Russell has been involved in claims concerning some of the most significant losses impacting the market, including the World Trade Center losses, hurricanes Katrina/Rita and the Tianjin explosion. He has also advised on a large number of major losses both onshore and offshore in the energy and heavy industry sectors and has considerable experience of claims resolution under a variety of contrasting legal systems worldwide, particularly in the jurisdictions of the MENA and LatAm regions.
He frequently contributes to Kennedys’ market-facing publications and lectures at seminars. He is also a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.