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Peter Rogan

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Peter Rogan is a widely recognised authority in insurance and reinsurance law. Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 consistently identify Peter Rogan as one of the London market’s leading practitioners. In a career spanning 36 years in private practice, Peter has been instructed in many of the world’s largest and most complex disputes.

Peter’s rare combination of analysis and judgment with a light, personable style made Peter a successful senior partner at Ince & Co, in which role he served an eight-year term. Under Peter’s tenure, the firm expanded geographically with the addition of five new offices and reported significant increases in turnover.

Now serving as a neutral, Peter is noted for a creative, analytical approach to mediation, showing flexibility and careful management of the process while engaging parties with the authority and gravitas of one of the market’s elder statesmen. Additionally, Peter has taken both ad-hoc and institutional appointments as an arbitrator. Clients report that Peter Rogan is “excellent, picking up on the nuances of an issue quickly and astutely.”

Significant Mediations

  • $300m professional indemnity dispute between a major Lloyds broker and a US company;
  • A policy wording dispute between two major companies in the ILW/ILS Market;
  • A complex dispute involving $100m between multiple insurers regarding the apportionment of loss in relation to a construction risk with claims over a four-year period;
  • A $130m negligence claim against a broker seeking to recover losses arising from a property damage and business interruption claim following a fire at an oil refinery;
  • A major $100m dispute in the aviation market in relation to a missing aircraft;
  • A US$30m dispute between a US carrier and a captive insurer arising out of the settlement of a major piece of US litigation.

Arbitrations

  • A Bermudian dispute involving reinsurance recoveries by a captive following its parent going into Chapter 11 in the USA;
  • A large dispute between a major UK Bank and their insurer regarding mortgage indemnity losses;
  • A significant Bermuda Form dispute arising out of the pharmaceutical industry.

Insurance/reinsurance

  • Home Insurance Co and St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co v Administratia Asigurarilor de Stat [1983] 2 Lloyd's Rep 674
    Leading authority on the impact and meaning of an honourable engagement provision in an arbitration clause;
  • The "Bamburi" [1982] 1 Lloyd's Rep 313
    A judicial arbitration in relation to an agreed test case for hundreds of vessels trapped outside Basra during the Iran/Iraq War in 1980;
  • General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corp v Tanter, The Zephyr[1985] 2 Lloyd's Rep 529
    Leading case on London Market practices in relation to signing down and placing of facultative reinsurances;
  • PCW Syndicates v PCW Reinsurers [1996] 1 All ER 774
    Leading authority from the Court of Appeal on attributing knowledge to a principal of the fraudulent conduct of his agent in relation to the managing agent of a Lloyd’s Syndicate;
  • Pan Atlantic Insurance Co Ltd v Pine Top Insurance Co Ltd [1995] 1 AC 501
    Leading authority of House of Lords on the principles of inducement of the actual underwriter in relation to non-disclosure and/or misrepresentation when placing a risk;
  • Balfour v Beaumont [1982] 2 Lloyd's Rep 493
    Court of Appeal authority on the proper interpretation of a losses occurring wording;
  • Great Atlantic Insurance Co v Home Insurance Co and Others [1981] 2 All ER 485
    Court of Appeal authority on privilege and the entitlement to redact paragraphs in the context of an urgent application during major reinsurance dispute;
  • International Management Group (UK) Ltd v Simmonds [2003] EWHC 177 (Comm)
    Breach of warranty and non-disclosure dispute between London Underwriters and IMG in relation to a claim arising out of the cancellation of a cricket international to be played in Toronto between Pakistan and India due to political tension between the countries over Kashmir.
  • Panel member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC);
  • Member, Development Board of the Centre for Commercial Studies, Queen Mary, University of London;
  • Committee member, ARIAS UK (1995-2011) 
  • Member, Task Force on Neutral Arbitration Process, ARIAS US;
  • Past chair, Insurance Committee, International Bar Association (IBA);
  • Regularly chairs and speaks at international conferences and frequently addresses the insurance market on key topics;
  • Editor, The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review. London: Law Business Research Ltd., 2013; 
  • Insuring the Risk of Terrorist Damage and Other Hostile Deliberate Damage to Property – an English Law Perspective, Tulane Law Review, Vol LXXVII (June, 2003).
  • Ince & Co
    • Consultant, 2013
    • Retired from partnership, 2013
    • Senior Partner, 2000-2008
    • Appointed Partner, 1982
    • Joined, 1977
  • Willis Graduate Programme, Lloyd’s Insurance Brokers, 1975-1977
  • LLM, King’s College, University of London, 1974-1975
  • LLB, BComm., Stellenbosch University, 1969-1973

Counsel Comments

    • "Experienced practitioner… considered a 'very impressive all-rounder, with excellent knowledge of insurance and the law.'" 

      - Chambers & Partners, 2012 

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