Jamie Rogers is a solicitor advocate who is widely recognized for his extensive legal and commercial knowledge in the (re)insurance industry.
He routinely deploys this acting on a broad spectrum of contentious and regulatory matters in the sector. As the author of Lloyd's Market guidance on this subject, Jamie is an expert on the application of financial crime legislation in the (re)insurance market – he is the key contact for AML, anti-bribery and economic and trade sanctions advice and regularly speaks at conferences and industry institutions on these issues. Jamie's contentious practice also focuses on claims advice and coverage and agency disputes across various classes of (re)insurance business.
He also regularly defends brokers in professional indemnity disputes. With deep operational experience gained from working in-house at major brokerage and underwriting institutions, Jamie also advises on all business-as-usual operational legal matters for (re)insurers and brokers alike. This encompasses advising on the regulation of insurance in the UK, the structure and drafting of policy wordings (as well as non-traditional reinsurance structures), distribution and commercial arrangements, as well as other agreements common to the sector. Having spent significant time in the market, Jamie also advises on the conduct of business at Lloyd's. He also has experience in acting on insurance business transfers under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
Legal 500 2015 reports that clients praise Jamie for his 'clear written advice…and strong commercial knowledge' and he was also recommended for economic and trade sanctions advice in the 2014 edition of this publication.
'Senior associate Jamie Rogers specializes in economic trade sanctions, and is also recommended'
Areas of Focus
Acting for a broker client on many occasions in actions brought in the English Commercial Court concerning allegations of professional negligence.
Acting for a French firm of actuaries in relation to the breakdown of a European joint venture with one of the world's largest actuarial firms.
Acting for Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. on the portfolio transfer of insurance business to Transfercom - reported at  EWHC 260 (Ch).
Acting for an insurer in an ad hoc arbitration against its former underwriting agent concerning the management of renewals.
Acting for a life insurer in a LCIA arbitration surrounding the payment of commission to a former introducer.
Advising various insurers and reinsurers on the UK regulatory requirements related to the carrying on of (re)insurance activities in the UK and offshore.
Advising a major life reinsurer in connection with a number of Value-In-Force (VIF) reinsurance transactions in the Iberian market.
Advising a 'Big-Three' broker on the structuring, drafting and negotiation of its facility arrangements.
Advising insurers and brokers on UK Bribery Act compliance including drafting policies and procedures to ensure the same.
Advising on economic and trade sanctions at all stages of the (re)insurance cycle, from compliance policies, individual placements, through claims, disputes, licensing, reporting and investigations.
Preparing the Lloyd's Market guidance on sanctions due diligence and screening which is the main point of reference for the London insurance market.