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Dan Screene

Senior Associate

Dan Screene

Dan Screene has a wealth of experience in acting for clients in insurance and reinsurance disputes — litigation, arbitration and ADR — many with a multi-jurisdictional aspect and including a number of Court of Appeal cases. 

Recognized by a number of the legal directories as a 'leader in field' including Chambers UK and Chambers Global (2014, 2015, 2016), Legal 500 (2015) and by Super Lawyers London Magazine (2013, 2014, 2015). Dan has led a variety of the team's highest profile contentious matters, including those relating to non-disclosure/misrepresentation claims, disputes involving financial institutions, insurance run-off and coverage issues. His client base includes international re-insurers, policy holders, US asbestos trusts, Lloyd's syndicates and market bodies. 

In addition to working on insurance and reinsurance disputes, Dan has extensive experience of general commercial litigation including acting for JSC BTA Bank in two of its claims against the bank's former management team for fraud in the English Commercial Court. His experience involves dealing with complex multi-jurisdictional issues with a value in excess of U.S.$1bn.

'Senior associate Dan Screene works on the team's largest cases. One source described him as the 'hardest-working man in the business and brighter than many barristers.''

Chambers 2015

Representative Experience

Representing leading Japanese reinsurer in its run off of a U.S.$500m aviation book of business, including; arbitrations in Germany, France, UK and U.S.

Representing Federal Mogul Asbestos Trust in its £500m Commercial Court claim against leading international reinsurers relating to T&N's historic asbestos liability.

Representing Federal Mogul Asbestos Trust in its Court of Appeal application regarding issues of standing for non-parties to a contract.

Representing AXA Versicherung in its Commercial Court claim for the avoidance of an energy construction treaty on grounds of material non-disclosure.

Successfully defending an expert witness against injunctive relief sought from the Commercial Court by a counter party in an arbitration ([2011] EWHC 2487 (Comm)).

Defending the ILU in a Commercial Court Part 8 claim brought against a major broking house with the ILU as second defendant.

Bringing a claim for avoidance of contract in international arbitration proceedings on grounds of non-disclosure/misrepresentation for an Australian reinsurer of a motor syndicate.

Advising a number of Latin American reinsureds on London market issues and disputes concerning alleged breach of claims control.

Education and admissions


  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University of Oxford, New College, 1998



Super Lawyers London


Insurance: Contentious Claims

Chambers UK

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