"a 'real class act who always goes the extra mile for his clients'."
Chambers UK 2012
Sean Connolly serves on Mayer Brown's Partnership Board and has been the Senior Partner in Mayer Brown's London office since 2007. He advises clients on insurance and reinsurance matters focusing on complex insurance market disputes and handling cases involving professional liability or financial institutions risks. He has been lauded for his "seriously high quality” work and has been described as a lawyer who “has one of the best reputations in the market” (Legal 500 UK
2006/2005). Indeed "one of the very best" says Chambers & Partners UK Directory 2009
he is commended for his "far-reaching strategic vision"
. Clients interviewed for the 2010
edition note Sean is the "first choice for complicated and unusual cases". Simply "excellent" remarks Legal 500 2011;
Sean is a "real class act who always goes the extra mile for his clients" (Chambers UK 2012).
Ranked as a star individual, he is held in high esteem as an outstanding strategist. Sources "would recommend him to anyone with a high-value, complex case" on their hands. His calm demeanour and legal talent make him a real standout practitioner. He is a "brilliant all-round lawyer" (Chambers UK 2013).
Sean has represented major domestic and overseas insurance and reinsurance companies, Lloyd’s syndicates and their representatives, insurance brokers and other intermediaries and he acts on both contentious and non-contentious matters as well as the full range of alternative dispute resolution techniques.
He advises these and other clients on professional indemnity disputes in areas including accountancy, legal, chartered surveying, investment banking, property management, insurance and reinsurance brokers and design consultancies. On the non-contentious side, he counsels clients on a variety of risk assessment and prevention issues.
Sean also acts for insurers on matters involving investment banks, offshore investment companies, trust companies, stockbrokers and other financial institutions. He coordinates multi-jurisdictional insurer investigations and litigation, and has considerable experience providing guidance on the obligations of fiduciaries, company directors and trustees. Sean also acts in a wide range of cases for both insurers and reinsurers on claims involving motor manufacturers, the iron and steel industry, electrical products, heavy plant engineering, paints, pharmaceuticals and health products.