Graham Gowland is a senior associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance practice of the London office. He joined Mayer Brown in 2008 as a trainee. Graham has handled a number of contentious and non-contentious insurance matters and is experienced in advising insurers in relation to policy coverage issues, as well as advising insurers and policyholders in relation to the defence of third party claims.
Political Risk: Graham has advised insurers and insured clients with regard to the impact of the EU/UK sanctions regimes including against Libya, Iran, Burma, Cote D’Ivoire and Egypt. In addition Graham has experience in liaising with HM Treasury on sanctions related issues, including submitting requests for guidance and drafting licence applications.
Professional Indemnity: Graham has advised Insurers on a wide range of coverage issues, including avoidance and aggregation. In addition, Graham has experience in defending a range of professionals against third party claims, including solicitors, valuers and engineering professionals. He has also acted as monitoring counsel in the context of the defence of third party claims in the UK and abroad, including in Colombia, the US and Malaysia.
Directors' and Officers' Liability: Graham advises clients on a wide range of coverage issues arising under directors and officers policies. He has also acted as monitoring counsel in the context of the defence of third party claims against insured clients in a range of different jurisdictions, including the US, South Korea and Iceland.
Financial Institutions: Graham has advised insurers on coverage issues and has acted in a monitoring role in the context of third party claims against large and mid-sized financial institutions in a number of different jurisdictions, including Greece, Luxembourg and the US.
Other Experience: Graham has experience of reinsurance arbitration in the context of claims arising from Californian windstorms. He has also assisted insurers in a coverage dispute related to a prize indemnity insurance policy.