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Andrew Symons


Andrew Symons has a broad practice covering marine, non-marine, aviation and other non-life classes of business. Andrew has a particular focus on insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution as well as advising on wordings and coverage issues.

Andrew acts for some of the leading reinsurers in the reinsurance market (both reinsureds and reinsurers) in arbitration or court proceedings in London, Germany, Bermuda and the US.

Andrew also regularly deals with claims for insurers and reinsurers on policies relating to banks, stockbrokers, lending institutions, bonds and future dealers. He has also acted for brokers.

In recent years, Andrew has been instructed by clients on some the major reinsurance market losses including the property and aviation losses arising out of 9/11 and the World Trade Center and the 207 Sempra Energy wildfire losses.

Areas of FocusInsuranceTechnology
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Represented leading reinsurers in the dispute with Lloyd’s in relation to the Central Fund, which was settled on very favourable terms for reinsurers
  • Represented Equitas in the Kuwait Airways test case involving the aggregation of losses in the LMX market
  • Advised in King v Brandywine Re relating to the collection of reinsurance recoveries arising from the Exxon Valdez settlements
  • Kings College, London, BSc.
  • College of Law


Andrew is described by Legal 500 as being "a very smart and pragmatic lawyer" and is a recognised leader in his field.

Prior Experience

2012 to date, Partner, DLA Piper
2001 to 2012, Partner, London based international law firm