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Mateusz Bek

T: +44 20 7809 2506 M: +44 7701 396 725 Email Mateusz | vCard Office: London

Mateusz Bek Managing associate

Contact details

Mateusz Bek

Mateusz Bek
Managing associate

T: +44 20 7809 2506 M: +44 7701 396 725 Email Mateusz | vCard Office: London

Mat is an insurance specialist, with a particular focus on complex disputes under marine policies. 
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He acts for insurers and reinsurers over a broad range of classes of business, including hull & machinery, war risks, cargo, loss of hire, MII as well as P&I and other marine liabilities.
  • Marine and international trade

Acting for H&M Underwriters following a total loss of a vessel in suspicious circumstances.

Advising H&M Underwriters on liability in respect of a number of total and partial loss claims relating to superyachts.

Acting for War Risks Underwriters on multiple CTL claims arising from detainments in various jurisdictions including Venezuela, Indonesia, Guinea, Nigeria and Russia.

Advising MII Underwriters on coverage in respect of a claim relating to a vessel sold and scraped without the consent of the mortgagee.

Advising P&I Clubs and Fixed Premium P&I Insurers on liability under the policy in the context of, among others, collisions, groundings, wreck removal, damage to underwater objects and cargo claims.

Acting for Aquaculture Underwriters on a number of claims relating to loss of stock in various jurisdictions. 

  • Marine insurance
  • Shipping
  • Energy and natural resources

Acting for H&M Underwriters following a total loss of a vessel in suspicious circumstances.

Advising H&M Underwriters on liability in respect of a number of total and partial loss claims relating to superyachts.

Acting for War Risks Underwriters on multiple CTL claims arising from detainments in various jurisdictions including Venezuela, Indonesia, Guinea, Nigeria and Russia.

Advising MII Underwriters on coverage in respect of a claim relating to a vessel sold and scraped without the consent of the mortgagee.

Advising P&I Clubs and Fixed Premium P&I Insurers on liability under the policy in the context of, among others, collisions, groundings, wreck removal, damage to underwater objects and cargo claims.

Acting for Aquaculture Underwriters on a number of claims relating to loss of stock in various jurisdictions.

More: Marine insurance

Advising a joint venture on the implications of a takeover of a shipowning company with a significant fleet in foreign insolvency proceedings in respect of the charterparties, bills of lading, insurance policies and other contracts in place.

Acting for charterers in an arbitration relating to damaged steel cargo. 

Advising shipowners in respect of GA recoveries from cargo interests.

More: Shipping

Acting for an international oil and gas drilling company in an LCIA arbitration relating to the termination of a multi-million contract for the construction of an ultra-deep water drillship. 

Advising a manufacturer of heavy construction equipment in the renewables sector in respect of various contractual disputes.

Acting for a subsea contractor in an arbitration relating to the termination of a long-term charter for a diving support vessel. 

Acting for a subsea contractor in a dispute under a SUPPLYTIME contract arising in connection with the contamination of the saturation diving support system.

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