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Overview

Webber Wentzel's internationally recognised Insurance Practice specialises in providing advice in relation to a range of complex commercial insurance matters. We provide advice to national and international insurance companies, underwriters at Lloyds, underwriting managers, brokers and insureds. Through subrogation, we have acted for myriad national and multinational companies across several industries.

The team comprises of ten partners, five senior associates and nine associates, with local and foreign qualifications and expertise. They are supported by 13 secretaries and paralegals and ten candidate attorneys. With offices located in Johannesburg and Cape Town; Webber Wentzel is able to assist clients with advice on policy interpretation, regulatory work, coverage disputes, litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution arising in all areas relating to insurance in South Africa, Africa and globally. We have a network of associate law firms, in countries throughout the world, who assist us in providing comprehensive legal advice. We also regularly provide advice to foreign law firms in relation to South African disputes.

Our wider expertise includes opinion work and dispute resolution generally, with particular expertise in relation to the following specialised areas of insurance:

  • asset insurance and business interruption;

  • aviation;

  • casualty and liability (including public liability);

  • construction and engineering;

  • director and officer liability;

  • financial markets;

  • fidelity guarantee;

  • marine;

  • medical and healthcare liability;

  • product liability; and

  • professional indemnity.

For more information please click here to read the section on "Insurance Law" in Investing in South Africa.

Key Contacts
Lisa
Swaine
Position:
Partner
Telephone:
+27 11 530 5341
Department:
Dispute Resolution
Email:
lisa.swaine@webberwentzel.com
Merlita
Kennedy
Position:
Partner
Telephone:
+27 11 530 5863
Department:
Dispute Resolution
Email:
merlita.kennedy@webberwentzel.com
Merlita Kennedy
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