Department Insurance Qualified Registered solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Registered foreign lawyer with the Hamburg Bar, Germany. Education (University) Oxford University, MA Jurisprudence Languages English, German
With nearly 30 years’ experience, Jan is well recognised as an expert in the insurance and reinsurance field. He has advised numerous major participants - insurers, reinsurers, captives and brokers - in the worldwide re/insurance markets on coverage questions and disputes, relating to high value liability, property and business interruption claims and related subrogated recovery actions, as well as on the contractual terms and conditions of many different types of insurance and reinsurance.
Jan also handles commercial disputes in other areas and has managed substantial High Court litigation, appeal proceedings, and various arbitration and ADR processes.
Jan provides the same level of rigour, experience and sensitivity regardless of the size and nature of the matter at hand from relatively straightforward cases to extremely complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Jan was the firm’s International Senior Partner from January 2015 to August 2018, is an experienced leader in legal management and consultancy services and is recognised by the leading legal directories.
Commercial, strategic and legal advice in one.
Professional Association & Memberships
- Law Society of England & Wales
- Hamburg Lawyers Bar Association
- FSC (Gibraltar)
- International Bar Association (past Chair of the Insurance Committee)
- British Insurance Law Association
- Insurance Institute of London
What you may not know about Jan
Having worked in industry before becoming a lawyer, Jan’s focus is on using his legal skills to achieve commercial and strategic benefits for his clients.
Chambers UK, Chambers and Partners, Who's Who Legal, Lawyer Monthly
Shareholder of Ince Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, an independent law firm cooperating with The Ince Group.
My matter highlights
- Multiple arbitrations representing a global insurer on reinsurance issues arising out of their CAR/EAR book of business.
Advising the captive insurers of an international mining group on all aspects of both their global liability and global property re/insurance programmes in connection with claims arising from their mining operations worldwide (e.g. personal injury claims, property damage and business interruption claims arising from slope, pipeline, dam and other equipment failures).
Advising reinsurers on incoming claims and recoveries under ISDA traded Catastrophe Swap transactions in respect of an Industry Loss Warranty cover in connection with the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon/Macondo oil spill.
Acting as an English law expert for various London market and international insurers in Court proceedings in Canada on a number of complex coverage and professional liability issues.
Acting on behalf of an international life insurer, in a reinsurance dispute involving its underlying book of A&H business, and issues of time bar.
My testimonials and accolades
“Jan is "an immensely well-regarded non-marine insurance and reinsurance practitioner, often seen leading on a large number of the group's most significant matters."”
“Sources remark that he is "a good practitioner and a good opponent with you come across him," and that he is "commercial and nuanced in his approach."”
“He is also distinguished as an insurance and reinsurance specialist.”
“Clearly master of his field of law, and pragmatic and commercial in addition.”