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Insurance & Professional Liability

The insurance industry is undergoing immense change, including market consolidation, increased competition among insurers and banks, legislative and regulatory developments, bad faith claims seeking punitive damages in Canada and the US, and a growing number of class actions.

At Gowling WLG, we help clients successfully navigate these challenges. Our team handles a wide range of insurance and reinsurance matters for domestic and international insurers, reinsurers and other members of the insurance industry. When you’re looking for assistance in the area of insurance law, we have the knowledge, experience and creativity to provide practical, efficient solutions.

We represent insurers, reinsurers, brokers, other intermediaries and insureds. We're experts in handling the defence of liability and property claims, as well as dealing with coverage issues when they arise. We understand and engage in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, domestic and trade arbitration, international arbitration under common institutional rules, and ADR – including mediation.

We also provide assistance with policy wording, contract review, commutations, sanctions, related investigative work and due diligence in transactional insurance.

Our corporate and regulatory lawyers know the insurance industry inside and out, and provide key advice in respect of domestic regulation of insurance companies. We also deal with mergers and acquisitions of insurance interests, including corporate carriers and international brokers.

In a complex world, you can trust one of the world's largest and most experienced insurance law teams. We know how important it is for you to get quick, result-oriented advice and you can rely on us.

The Gowling WLG team is focused on achieving excellent results, reducing risk through our knowledge and experience and aggressively representing your interests utilising our expertise a large number of areas of importance to the insurance industry. Our services cover:

  • Aviation
  • Bonding and surety
  • Business interruption
  • Captive insurance
  • Class actions
  • Construction
  • Corporate commercial
  • Coverage disputes
  • Defamation
  • Delegated authority underwriting
  • Directors and officers
  • Employment practices liability
  • Energy
  • Facultative and treaty reinsurance
  • Financial risks
  • Highway design, construction and maintenance
  • Industry loss warranties
  • Jurisdiction
  • Life and disability
  • Marine and transport
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Pension liability
  • Patent and trademark liability
  • Personal injury
  • Policy wording
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Property claims
  • Regulatory
  • Reinsurance
  • Subrogation
  • Trustee liability
  • Warranty and indemnity  

Our commitment to excellence, personalised service, innovative thinking and in-depth knowledge can assist you in meeting the challenges presented by 21st-century insurance issues.

To learn more about how we can help you, please contact any member of our team.

Key Contacts

David Breslin
David Breslin

Taryn C. Burnett
Taryn C. Burnett

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