DLA Piper welcomes senior insurance hire

DLA Piper has announced the hire of leading international insurance and reinsurance partner, Rebecca Hopkirk.

Rebecca, who will be based in London, specialises in high value complex international property, energy and heavy industrial losses and claims for insurance and reinsurance companies worldwide. She has been involved in a number of natural catastrophe losses in various parts of the world, and has extensive experience resolving and managing disputes by way of arbitration, litigation and ADR in Europe, South America, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

Rebecca has also advised on a variety of losses arising from alternative risk transfers, bankers blanket bond risks, the PA LMX spiral, workers compensation programs, agricultural risks and regulatory issues. Rebecca joins from RPC, which she joined in 2014. She was previously a Senior Partner at HFW.

Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry, Global Co-Chair of the Litigation and Regulatory group, said: "Rebecca has a stellar reputation in her field and we are delighted that she is joining us. Her highly international practice made her a natural fit for the firm and she will be a valuable addition to our offering in this area."

PK Paran, Global Co-Chair of the Insurance sector, said: "London continues to be a very important global insurance market and Rebecca's arrival will bolster our ability to provide our UK and international insurance clients with a full service practice. I look forward to working with her to strengthen our existing global insurance disputes platform."

Leon Taylor, Head of Insurance and Reinsurance Claims in the UK, said: "Clients value the service we are able to provide in London on complex, international insurance and reinsurance disputes, across a wide spectrum of both traditional and emerging classes of business. Rebecca's proven reputation in international property, energy and industrial risks complements our strong offering in this and other areas, and will enable us to drive forward our practice."