Saint-Petersburg
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Insurance Law

Experts

Vsevolod Baibak Vsevolod Baibak
Partner, Ph.D., Attorney-at-Law
Irina Veshnyakova Irina Veshnyakova
Senior Lawyer, Attorney-at-Law

Our practice’s experienced insurance law specialists act for insurers, policy holders and beneficiaries in various areas including maritime trade, transportation and construction.

Our insurance law practice includes legal support for complex disputes involving different judicial bodies simultaneously, including commercial and arbitration courts throughout the Russian Federation.

Our lawyers advise both Russian and foreign companies, including brokers and reinsurers, on a wide range of issues related to insurance.

Expertise and legal support in the field of insurance:

  • Filing claims under insurance policies in the interest of insured parties and beneficiaries, including drafting sets of documents, for example, when an insured event takes place abroad; assistance in estimating damages
  • Defending the interests of insurers when claims are filed and identifying breaches of insurance policy contracts that justify a rejection of the claim
  • Representing clients in disputes regarding the validity of insurance policies, including cases where the contracts were signed at the insurance company’s branch offices
  • Analysis of issues relating to the competent jurisdictional body according to insurance policies, including courts of arbitration
  • Legal support in disputes regarding the termination of insurance policies for various reasons, which may include non-payment of premiums and failure by the policy holder to provide the insurer with the required information
  • Managing the collection of insurance payments, including the enforcement of court and arbitration court judgments

Projects

Acting for a Panamanian shipowner in a dispute with a Russian insurer providing voluntary civil liability insurance, in connection with a claim for compensation for damage to cargo transported by the shipowner.

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Advice and legal support for a Russian insurance company facing a claim for compensation from a Seychelles shipowner due to the failure of components and units of the insured vessel.

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Acting for a major foreign insurance company as a third party in a dispute between a Russian container terminal and a business owner in connection with damage caused to his vessels during loading at the terminal.

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