Marine Insurance Law

In response to the multifarious liability risks that shippers and marine operators face globally, IMG collaborates with risk managers and brokers to solve complex marine liability insurance problems. The breadth of our knowledge and experience encompasses hull and machinery, cargo and freight, builders’ risk, mortgagees’ interest, strikes, war, and owners’, charterers’ and ship repairers’ liability insurance.

Policy Interpretation

IMG also advises clients on new policy wordings from ‘seamless covers’ for marine intermediaries and service providers to ‘specialist crossover topics’ with our shipping practice. We receive instruction from the insurance community, including insurance companies, brokers, and of course ship and cargo owners.

Litigation Support

With a deep understanding of the maritime insurance business and the business needs of our clients, leading international insurance brokers recognize IMG as a go-to coverage firm. These players frequently refer their clients to us when coverage disputes arise or when the underwriter is not responsive.

Knowledge and Experience

What We Do

IMG is recognized by many energy companies as the ‘go to’ firm on the technicalities of this type of insurance and are frequently instructed to engage in policy and program reviews for corporate policyholders and insurers on contracts covering everything from offshore support vessels to their insurance of offshore liabilities.

Responding to the multitude of liability risks faced by shippers and marine operators globally, we have the experience required to work closely with risk managers and brokers to build solutions matching these complex marine liability insurance needs. Our expertise covers the full spectrum, including hull and machinery, cargo and freight, builders’ risk, mortgagees’ interest, strikes, war and owners’, charterers’ and ship repairers’ liability insurance.

A true test of an insurance policy is how it responses to a claim. IMG’s insurance recovery group melds legal ingenuity with business acumen to win you the security your insurance was written to provide. We represent the interests of policyholders, both in litigating coverage claims to a successful conclusion and in providing innovative, non-litigation solutions to the most complex insurance coverage disputes.

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