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Naomi Vary
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Naomi Vary specialises in resolving political risk and trade credit disputes

Naomi Vary is a leading lawyer in the field of political risk, trade credit, political violence and stand-alone terrorism insurance. She advises London and overseas insurers and reinsurers on a wide range of matters, predominantly involving coverage disputes, but also relating to wordings advice and recovery actions following claims.

In addition to her specialist area, she has experience in claims involving most major classes of loss, including contingency and bloodstock.

Naomi has worked on political risk and trade credit cases originating from numerous jurisdictions. Her experience includes working on political risk cases involving claims for expropriation, embargo, licence cancellation and selective discrimination, and trade credit claims involving commodity trading and bank lending, often with an element of fraud.

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Up and Coming – Chambers UK 2022

"Naomi Vary has a growing reputation for her adept handling of complex insurance disputes. She has considerable expertise in matters concerning political risk and trade credit insurance." - Chambers UK 2022

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Naomi Vary has a growing reputation for her adept handling of complex insurance disputes. She has considerable expertise in matters concerning political risk and trade credit insurance. - Chambers UK 2021

"Naomi is very good and very experienced." - Chambers UK 2021

"A very able lawyer who is highly regarded." - Chambers UK 2021

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Relevant work

Advising London market insurers on treatment of claims and policies following the collapse of the Enron group of companies.

Advising American insurers on claims handling and recoveries arising out of provision of credit policies to various institutions in Turkey.

Advising London market insurers on a political risk claim arising out of a Malaysian assured’s major investment in Ghana.

Advising London market and overseas insurers on a number of claims arising out of the financial crisis in Argentina and the emergency legislation, such as the 'Pesification' regime, introduced by the Argentine Government in 2002.

Advising companies regarding trade credit losses arising from Latin American agricultural business.

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