Mark Pring#3665

Mark Pring

Mark is a London-based partner in Reed Smith's Insurance Recovery Group, a market-leading team of coverage experts operating internationally who are committed to providing support only to insured policyholders. Mark has had extensive experience, for nearly 30 years, in handling high-value, multi-jurisdictional insurance and other commercial disputes (including cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings). In the insurance context, that experience has covered a range of non-marine and marine risks - including professional indemnity, financial institutions, directors' and officers' liability, property, energy and construction risks. Mark's practice also increasingly involves "risk management" work, including advising on corporate governance matters, reviewing anti-corruption policies and procedures and conducting reviews of insurance arrangements. Having previously lived and worked in the region, Mark continues to work closely with clients from, and investors into, Middle East jurisdictions. He has also developed a strong reputation for assisting policyholder clients based in a number of offshore jurisdictions (in particular, Jersey and Guernsey).

Mark is regularly commended by independent legal directories: he "is brilliant. He never shies away from in-depth and complicated discussions but also has a very good and accessible way of explaining things. He is lovely to work with and gets on very well with clients." "He is an insurance expert who gets to the heart of things." - Chambers & Partners UK, 2022.

Mark was granted Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Proceedings) in November 2016. 

Mark was identified as a "Best Client Partner 2014" in a Legal Week survey of FTSE 100 general counsel.

Finally, Mark is the coordinating partner for a number of Reed Smith’s pro bono initiatives focusing on access to justice and immigration law rights.
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Retained Rome I—insurance contracts (art 7)
Retained Rome I—insurance contracts (art 7)
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the insurance contract provisions in Retained Regulation (EC) 593/2008, Rome I. Definitions are provided and the different provisions for large and non-large risk contracts are explained in terms of choosing the applicable law, failure to choose and escape routes. Insurance cover obligations are explained as is how to determine where the risk is situated. Provisions for reinsurance contracts are briefly considered. Finally, whether Retained Rome I or Retained Rome II apply when dealing with vehicle accidents or third party rights against insurers is explored.

Rome I—insurance contracts (Art 7)
Rome I—insurance contracts (Art 7)
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the insurance contract provisions in Regulation (EC) 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I). Definitions are provided and the different provisions for large and non-large risk contracts are explained in terms of choosing the applicable law, failure to choose, escape routes and EU Member State derogation. Insurance cover obligations are explained as is how to determine where the risk is situated. Provisions for reinsurance contracts are briefly considered. Finally, whether Regulation (EC) 593/2008, Rome I or Regulation (EC) 864/2007, Rome II applies when dealing with vehicle accidents or third party rights against insurers is explored.

Practice Areas

Panels

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1994

Membership

  • The Law Society
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • International Bar Association

Education

  • Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge BA (Hons) 1988
  • University of York - MA History 1989
  • College of Law - CPE 1990, LSF 1991

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