19 March 2010 – Leading international law firm Mayer Brown has named David Chadwick as the new head of Insurance and Reinsurance in London. David takes over from Karen Abbott, who was previously head of the group, and is leaving Mayer Brown after 25 years service.

David, who joined Mayer Brown in 1998, has a particular focus on the full range of contentious insurance matters, including political risk disputes and disputes involving other significant financial insurance matters. He is a highly ranked individual in the Legal Directories. The 2010 Chambers Directory describes him as "a knowledgeable, respected and unfailingly courteous practitioner." The London team is a key part of the firm's Global Insurance & Reinsurance Industry Group which has over 100 lawyers. The team works with the world’s largest insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, banks and investors on all of their transactional, dispute resolution and regulatory challenges.

David Chadwick, head of Insurance and Reinsurance in London, said: “The Insurance and Reinsurance group has achieved considerable success over recent years and I am delighted to be leading such a talented group. Our key focus remains to ensure that we offer our clients the very best service and in doing so further reinforce our leading reputation in London both for disputes-based work, and relating to regulatory and transactional issues."

Sean Connolly, London senior partner, said: “David is one of the leading practitioners in the London Insurance Market. He has significant industry experience and is committed to continuing to strengthen the group in London and leading the team as an integral part of the global group providing clients with a first-class legal service. I am confident David will take the group from strength to strength. I would also like to thank Karen for all her hard work and commitment to the group and wish her every success in the future.”

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