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Kiran Soar

Partner, London Markets and Global Risk Team, London

Kiran is an experienced insurance and reinsurance lawyer, specialising in complex claims and regulatory/captive related work.
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Experience


Kiran’s practice covers a variety of contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters for clients based in the London market, US, Bermuda and Europe, in a number of classes of business.

His primary focus is on property and liability insurance, reinsurance (and run-off claims), and specialty lines including contingency, accident and health and jeweller's block/specie. He also handles a wide variety of subrogation matters. 

Recent examples of Kiran’s work include:

  • Successfully obtaining judgment for subrogating insurers on recoveries arising from the London riots;
  • Advising London market insurers on US liability exposures arising from the construction of a US onshore power facility;
  • Advising on a $2bn onshore energy property damage and business interruption loss;
  • Advising contingency insurers on Covid19 and terrorism exposures;
  • Advising reinsurers on the aggregation of risks, including recent WTC arbitration cases, US Hurricane/flood losses, the New Zealand earthquake exposures and UK medical negligence risks and. 
  • Acting for London insurers and reinsurers seeking recovery of reinsurance assets globally, including London arbitrations and enforcement proceedings abroad;
  • Advising London and EU insurers on issues arising out of binding authority and commission arrangements in the London market.

Memberships 


  • IBA (Vice Chair, Insurance Committee)
  • IRLA (Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association)
  • IUA Contingency Business Panel

Testimonials


"Global head of insurance Kiran Soar has considerable expertise across a range of contentious matters, including both insurance and reinsurance disputes. He regularly handles high-value international mandates concerning marine insurance as well as those arising in the oil and gas sector." – Chambers and Partners

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