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Marine Insurance

Hong Kong

We provide practical legal solutions for insurers and reinsurers in respect of disputes in marine, aviation, political risk, trade credit and other specialty insurance, as well as marine-related property, casualty and professional indemnity risks.

Our services include coverage, advice, defence and subrogated recoveries. We also draft and advise on policy wording. Our team has a wealth of experience in the marine and aviation insurance markets and a long history of working with leading international (re)insurance companies in this sector.

In addition, our team has expertise in the field of trade credit, political risk and specialist insurance.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Mar­ine In­sur­ance
Trade Cred­it and Polit­ic­al Risk: We ad­vise and act for ma­jor European and Asi­an cred­it in­surers, provid­ing policy ad­vice and de­fend­ing clams. Our work in­cludes in­vest­ig­at­ing cases in which fraud is sus­pec­ted, map­ping the inter-re­la­tion­ships between parties to a trans­ac­tion and de­vis­ing a strategy for re­cov­ery ac­tion or de­fence of a policy claim us­ing in-depth trad­ing know­ledge which the team has ac­quired with a com­bined ex­per­i­ence of nearly 100 years in Hong KongFine Arts: The last 20 years has seen un­pre­ced­en­ted growth in the Asi­an and South­east Asi­an art mar­ket with china emer­ging as the second largest mar­ket for art in 2018. The Asi­an art mar­ket looks set to con­tin­ue to grow, and with growth comes the need for an­cil­lary pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices such as in­sur­ance, loss pre­ven­tion, ap­prais­al and leg­al sup­port. At CMS Hong Kong we are well placed to serve the needs of cli­ents in the re­gion. We com­bine our know­ledge of the fine art world with the leg­al ex­pert­ise to de­liv­er prag­mat­ic com­mer­cial ad­vice to our cli­ents across the full spec­trum of sup­port they re­quire with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on in­sur­ance policies and claims.Blood­stock: CMS Hong Kong has ex­tens­ive equine know­ledge with mem­bers of the de­part­ment hav­ing spent a life­time with horses of all types. The team has ad­vised and as­sisted on dis­puted claims un­der blood­stock policies or con­cern­ing blood­stock.Jew­ellers Block: Our team has provided ad­vice to Un­der­writers/ In­surers on many Jew­ellers’ Block policy claims and as­sisted Un­der­writers in their de­fence of claims brought in re­spect of jew­ellery losses as well as claims arising from dam­age in trans­it, work­ing closely with ex­per­i­enced loss ad­justers in this field.