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Reinsurance Contract Wordings and Disputes

This step-by-step *in-house* programme is a guide to the world of reinsurance wordings for lawyers and executives who are new to the industry or would like to refresh their knowledge and skills.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course Overview

In reinsurance contracts, it is quite common practice for the wordings, which define the obligations of the parties, to be neglected. This results in the contract being unclear about the relationship between the reinsured and the reinsurer. Unfortunately, issues such as these often cause problems between the parties in later years and can lead to costly disputes. During this training programme all the important issues which need to be taken into consideration at the contract negotiation and drafting phase will be highlighted.

Who is this programme for?

  • Wordings technicians
  • Reinsurance technicians
  • Wordings specialists
  • In-house lawyers
  • Lawyers in private practice

Sample Programme

Day one

An introduction to reinsurance contract wordings

Reinsurance contract wordings in practice

An overview of the clauses needed in reinsurance contracts


The interpretation of contract wordings
A practical interactive workshop focusing on reinsurance contract wordings and their interpretation.

Follow the settlement and follow the fortunes, and ex gratia

Day two

Loss of reinsurer’s rights – including updates under the Insurance Act 2015

Access to records clauses and confidentiality

The concept of contract certainty

Claims control and claims cooperation clauses

Dispute clauses


Mock mediation
A moderated mock mediation of a reinsurance dispute based on a scenario to be provided to delegates

The impact of the Insurance Act 2015 on reinsurance contract wordings

David Abbott

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Richard Cook

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Simon Cooper

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Christopher Crane

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Simon Kilgour

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Kevin Lazarus

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James Nicholls

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Bill Perry

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Melanie Rouvray-Kampe

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Phillippa Rowe

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Peter Wedge

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Run Reinsurance Contract Wordings and Disputes Bespoke training for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

Reviews of IPI's Reinsurance Contract Wordings and Disputes training course

They all were [the speakers] articulate in their knowledge of the subjects handled. The course content is detailed, presentation is apt and the speakers are knowledgable in the subjects.

May 17 2018

Rotimi Edu
Executive Vice Chairman, Quicklink Insurance Brokers Limited

May 18 2017

Well organised engaged speakers willing to discuss scenarios and offer opinions. A practical approach to reviewing historical development of clauses and interpretation in the current environment

Rena Strecker
Reinsurance Operations Manager, Greenlight Re

May 18 2017

Some of the speakers clearly engaged sharing their knowledge and experience with the practical issues related to wordings

Kate Daly
Maiden Reinsurance Ltd.

May 18 2017

Informative and well presented. Good that audience participation was encouraged.

Christopher Crane
Senior Associate, Ince & Co

May 19 2016

It was very detailed and informative

Tolulope Onabanjo
Executive (Legal), Continental Reinsurance plc

May 19 2016

Review content of different speakers to reduce overlap repetition

Jan Woloniecki
Head of Litigation, Attride, Stirling & Woloniecki

May 19 2016

Very good experiences

Feten Mollinier
Senior Reinsurance Underwriter, Euler Hermes Reinsurance AG

May 19 2016

Very competent speakers

Ricardo Roncato
Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer, New Reinsurance Company Ltd.

May 19 2016

Time management could have been better. Speakers rushed through all topics and not all attendants were native speakers. Speakers should have this in mind and send relevant law cases before course.

Nadine Renneissen
Claims Assistant, R+V Versicherung AG

May 19 2015

Course itself could have started earlier to allow more time for speakers

Angela Birkholz

May 19 2015

Very informative course, very efficient and a perfect introduction for a contract specialist beginner like me

Thomas Zelger
Partner Reinsurance Zurich SE

May 19 2015

Very good preparation, professional lecturer. The theoretical level was very high. I recommend more practical reference. Explain why certain exclusions are important, E.G. T&D exclusions. What losses have occurred, that the market has implemented certain clauses?

Fabio Rosada
UW Property Cat, Vice President, Axis Re Europe

May 15 2014

Excellent lecturers, covered wide range of areas and very well organised.

Sandrine Randriamboarison
Property Underwriter, Munich Re France

May 15 2014

Clear content, well presented, excellent speaker.

Andrew Holden
senior Broker/Senior account executive, Marnix

May 15 2014

The course was very useful as an introductions to the most important aspects of reinsurance wordings. content, presentation and speakers were all first class.

Alison Clark
Syndicate Reinsurance Administrator, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group

May 15 2014

Technical overview and well presented

Charles Fraser
Wordings Technician, Chaucer Syndicates

May 15 2014

The course was very useful as an introductions to the most important aspects of reinsurance wordings. Content, presentation and speakers were all first class.

Alison Clark
Syndicate Reinsurance Administrator, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group

May 20 2013

Good speakers with a very profound knowledge giving a lot of useful info in a short period of time. Learned a lot!

Petra Moser
Haakon Ltd

May 20 2013

Course is good but would be more useful to have more time on some subjects to gain a better understanding. Perhaps leave out some topics to give more in depth look of other topics.

Andrew Barker
Reinsurance Technician, Hiscox

May 20 2013

Very helpful presentation - good speakers and content. Good venue.

Charlie Hann
Reinsurance Technician, Munich RE Underwriting

May 20 2013

A very interesting and comprehensive seminar with a broad range of content and engaging speakers

Sally Bates
Wordings Specialist , AEGIS Managing Agency

May 20 2013

It was interesting and current.

Katrina Downes
Treaty Specialist, TD Reinsurance (Barbados) Inc

May 20 2013

Very helpful course, speakers gave a good presentation and were very knowledgable.

Charlie Hann
Reinsurance Technician, Munich RE Underwriting

May 20 2013

The course provided a very interesting and comprehensive insight into reinsurance wordings. The speakers were knowledgeable and engaging.

Sally Bates
Wordings Specialist , AEGIS Managing Agency


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  • ACE Group UK
  • Ace Ina Services UK Ltd
  • ACE Tempest Re Europe
  • Advent Capital (Holdings) PLC
  • Advent Underwriting Ltd
  • AEGIS Managing Agency
  • AGEAS (UK) Ltd
  • AGEAS Insurance (UK) Ltd
  • Antares Underwriting Services Limited
  • Argenta Syndicate Management Ltd
  • ArgoGlobal
  • Armour Risk Management Ltd
  • Arthur J Gallagher International
  • Aspen Insurance
  • AXA Partners - Credit & Lifestyle
  • AXA UK Plc
  • Beazley
  • Beazley Group plc
  • Beazley Group Plc (London)
  • BMS Group
  • Brit Insurance
  • Bupa
  • Bupa International
  • Canopius
  • Canopius Services Ltd
  • Capita Group
  • Carter Perry Bailey
  • Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd
  • Chaucer Syndicates
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Corporation of Lloyd's
  • DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Co Ltd
  • Elite Litigation Services
  • Endurance Worldwide Insurance Ltd
  • Enstar EU Ltd
  • Euler Hermes
  • Faraday Underwriting
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Dereinger
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Hannover Re UK Life Branch
  • Hextalls
  • Hiscox
  • Hiscox Underwriting
  • Holman Fenwick Willan
  • IFF (GB) Ltd
  • Ince & Co
  • Ince & Co International Law Firm
  • Insurance Management Services Ltd
  • Jones Day
  • Legal & General Group Plc
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Ltd
  • LIGS Ltd
  • Lloyd's of London
  • Lloyds Market Association
  • Lockton Companies International Ltd
  • London General Holdings Ltd
  • Managing Agency Partners Ltd
  • Markel International
  • Marlborough Underwriting Agency Ltd
  • Marnix
  • Marsh Brokers Ltd
  • Max at Lloyds
  • Miller Insurance Services Ltd
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (London Management) Ltd
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group
  • Mizuho International plc
  • Munich Re
  • Munich Re General Services Ltd
  • Munich Re Underwriting
  • Newman Martin & Buchan Ltd
  • Norton Rose
  • Novae Management Ltd
  • Odyssey America Re
  • Pacific Life Re
  • Perfect Information
  • Pinnacle Insurance plc
  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Price Forbes Ltd
  • PRO Insurance Solutions Ltd
  • QBE European Operations
  • QBE Management Services (UK) Ltd
  • R&Q Insurance Services
  • R&Q Insurance Services Ltd
  • R&Q Investment Holdings
  • Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Resolute Management
  • Resolute Management Services Ltd
  • Resolution Management Services Ltd
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP
  • RGA Reinsurance UK Ltd
  • Robin Simon LLP
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc
  • Sagicor at Lloyds
  • SCOR SE - UK Branch
  • SCOR SE UK Branch
  • Southampton University
  • Spectrum Syndicate Management Ltd
  • Standard Life
  • Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd
  • Steptoe & Johnson
  • Swiss Re
  • Talbot Underwriting Ltd
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Through Transport Mutual Services (UK)
  • Tokio Marine Co (UK) Ltd
  • Tokio Marine Global
  • Towers Watson (Re) Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
  • Travelers Syndicate Management Ltd
  • UNUM
  • VIBE Syndicate Management Ltd
  • Waltons & Morse
  • Whittington Insurance Services Ltd
  • Wuerttembergische Versicherung AG (UK Branch)
  • Wurttembergische UK Ltd
  • Zurich Insurance Plc


  • Allianz SE
  • Allianz SE Reinurance
  • Atradius Kreditversicherungs AG
  • AXA
  • AXA Versicherung AG
  • Bayer Animal Health GmbH
  • General Reinsurance AG
  • GLOBAL Reinsurance Company
  • Guy Carpenter & Company GmbH
  • Hannover Re
  • Hannover Rückversicherung AG
  • Muenchener Rueckversicherungs- Gesellschaft AG
  • Munich Re, Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft
  • Munich Reinsurance Company
  • Protection Reinsurance Intermediaries AG
  • R+V Re
  • R+V Versicherung
  • R+V Versicherung AG
  • Swiss Re
  • Swiss Re Germany AG
  • Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
  • Volkswagen Financial Services AG
  • White & Case LLP


  • Alea Services AG
  • AP3
  • AXA LM Switzerland
  • Axis Re Europe
  • Badertscher Dörig Poledna
  • Clariden Leu Ltd
  • Euler Hermes Reinsurance AG
  • Haakon Ltd
  • Helvetia Versicherungen
  • Infrassure Ltd
  • New Reinsurance Company Ltd
  • New Reinsurance Company Ltd.
  • Partner Reinsurance Europe SE
  • Partner Reinsurance Zurich SE
  • PartnerRe
  • SCOR Services Switzerland AG
  • Shell Finance Switzerland
  • Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
  • Swiss Reinsurance Group
  • Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.


  • A&L Goodbody Solicitors
  • Atradius Reinsurance Ltd
  • Hannover Life Re
  • HSBC Insurance (Ireland) Ltd
  • Lennon Heather & Company
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Reinsurance Ltd
  • nSpire Re Ltd
  • PartnerRe Holdings Europe Ltd
  • The Lawrence Re Ireland Ltd
  • William Fry Solicitors


  • Brim
  • If P&C Insurance
  • Länsförsäkringar AB
  • Mannheimer Swartling
  • Sirius International Insurance Co (publ)
  • Sirius International Insurance Corp
  • Sirius International Insurance Corporation
  • Wasa Insurance Run-Off Co Ltd


  • AXA Global Life
  • EDF Assurances
  • Munich Re France
  • Partner Reinsurance Europe Ltd


  • Achmea Reinsurance Company NV
  • Amlin Corporate Insurance
  • Houthoff Buruma NV
  • ING
  • Nationale Borg
  • NN Re (Netherlands) N.V.
  • Onderlinge Waarborgmaatschappij OVZ verzekeringen ua


  • Amlin Bermuda
  • Attride, Stirling & Woloniecki
  • Colonial Medical Insurance Company
  • Maiden Reinsurance Ltd.
  • Max Bermuda Ltd
  • MS Amlin AG


  • Financial Insurance Company Ltd
  • If P & C Insurance Company Ltd
  • If P&C Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Pohjola Insurance Ltd


  • Assicurazioni Generali SPA
  • DLA Piper Studio Legale Tributario Associato
  • RAS- Riunione Adriatica di Sicurta


  • Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
  • Blue Water Insurance ASA
  • Thommessen Krefting Greve Lund AS


  • Ingosstrakh ONDD Credit Insurance
  • Malakut Insurance Brokers CJSC
  • Russia Reinsurance Company
  • USC Allianz


  • Guy Carpenter
  • Office National Du Ducire (ONND)
  • Sirius International Belgium


  • Akhalu David Ehimare & Co
  • Continental Reinsurance plc
  • Quicklink Insurance Brokers Limited


  • TD Reinsurance (Barbados) Inc
  • TD Reinsurance (Barbados) Inc.

Czech Republic

  • Kooperativa pojistovna as, Vienna Insurance Group
  • Kooperativa pojistovna, a.s


  • MAPFRE SA (TAXID/CIF:A/08055741)

United States of America

  • Sutherland


  • Garant Versicherungs AG




  • Office of the Sup of Financial Inst

Cayman Islands

  • Greenlight Re


  • Croatia Lloyd Ltd


  • Chedid & Associates Ltd Reinsurance Brokers


  • Horten


  • Humboldt Re


  • PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia (Persero)

Korea, Republic Of

  • Korean Reinsurance Company


  • Motor Insurers Bureau of Latvia


  • Chedid & Associates SAL


  • International Insurance Management Services Ltd


  • Dunav RE


  • Maribor Insurance Company Ltd


  • Aksigorta AS


  • Aon Limited Representative Office

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Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749