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Rebecca Hopkirk
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With over 20 years' experience resolving large, complex cross-border/international insurance and reinsurance disputes, Rebecca Hopkirk is a leading lawyer.

Rebecca advises London and overseas (re)insurers on all aspects of international property and energy claims. She has extensive expertise handling large scale disputes arising from oil and gas installations, power generation facilities, mines, refineries, petrochemical plants, ports and terminals, commercial property, construction and political risks. 

Clients have turned to her for assistance on many recent catastrophe losses in different parts of the world, and she advises extensively on claims arising from risks written in emerging markets.

She aims to resolve disputes without recourse to litigation, but has extensive experience resolving and managing disputes by way of arbitration, litigation and mediation in Europe, South America, the Middle East, North Africa and the Far East.

Rebecca is listed as a Leading Expert in Euromoney's Insurance & Reinsurance guide.

Rebecca is fluent in Spanish.

Directory quotes

"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK, 2016 edition

Recognised as a leading lawyer in Euromoney's 2016 Experts Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers 

Recognised as a leading lawyer in Euromoney's 2014 Experts Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers

Recognised as a leading lawyer in Euromoney's 2014 Experts Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law (Insurance and Reinsurance)

Relevant work

Advising (re)insurers on property and complex business interruption losses in the Middle East, Far East and South Africa

Advising (re)insurers on coverage, strike action, design defects and mechanical breakdown issues at a mine in Latin America

Advising (re)insurers on contingent business interruption issues arising from the Japan earthquake and Thai floods

Advising (re)insurers on terrorism and political violence issues arising in Libya, Thailand and the MENA region

Advising (re)insurers on catastrophe losses and consequential property and business interruption issues in Brazil and Australia