Dispute Resolution

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Janna is a dispute resolution lawyer. She deals primarily with cross border issues and is active in the work being undertaken in relation to the implications of Brexit for Dispute Resolution lawyers. Janna also heads up a LexisNexis costs team bringing together expertise from across the company to deal with the costs issues facing the profession.

 

Edward leads the Lexis®PSL Insurance and Reinsurance team, which is dedicated to producing market-leading resources that reflect and are responsive to the needs of legal and market professionals in the re/insurance industry and which leverage the technological innovations of LexisNexis.

He has specialised in insurance and reinsurance since qualification as a solicitor in 2006 and has been recognised by the UK Legal 500 as a next-generation lawyer in insurance and reinsurance litigation. In addition to extensive arbitration experience, he acted successfully in leading High Court and Court of Appeal cases, such as Axa Versicherung AG v Arab Insurance Group, the leading decision on inducement in relation to non-disclosure and misrepresentation upon placement, and AIOI v Heraldglen, the leading decision regarding aggregation of the World Trade Center losses.

Before joining LexisNexis he advised clients in relation to disputes across all classes of general insurance and is experienced in dealing with legacy and run-off business, fronting and captive arrangements, financial institutions, political violence, marine, energy and aviation claims and property damage and business interruption losses. He is also an experienced adviser on policy wordings and reinsurance programme analysis and combine an understanding of the technical and practical aspects of re/insurance business with legal expertise.
Ben Giaretta is an international arbitration lawyer with a wide range of experience across many different sectors.  He is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is the current Chair of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the Consulting Editorial Board of Lexis PSL Arbitration.

James is an arbitration specialist. He has more than 25 years’ experience of ad hoc, trade association, institutional and investment arbitrations as a solicitor in London and Paris, as a former Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and as a case assessor for legal costs insurers and third party funders. His background as a lawyer is in international trade, commodities, shipping and insurance.

He trained at Withers in London and then spent four years in the firm’s Paris office. He was admitted as an avocat at the Paris bar (1994 – 2008). Returning to London, he spent more than 13 years at Holman Fenwick Willan in its Trade & Energy group. As Registrar and Deputy Director General of the LCIA in 2008 – 2012, he oversaw the administration of more than a thousand commercial arbitrations and assisted with a review of its Arbitration Rules. He subsequently spent two years at Thomas Miller Legal, assessing and managing a wide range of commercial and investment claims on behalf of insurers and funders. Returning to private practice in 2015, he spent a year in Stephenson Harwood’s International Arbitration group where he assisted on ICC and LCIA arbitrations, principally oil and gas disputes.

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. At LexisNexis, James works on the Lexis®PSL Arbitration module.

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