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Mbombo Simpungwe-Kaoma

Associate
London

Mbombo Simpungwe-Kaoma

As an associate in our (re)insurance team, Mbombo focuses on advising clients on (re)insurance disputes (litigation, arbitration, and ADR), and on regulatory matters.

Mbombo has experience in advising (re)insurer and (re)insured clients on complex, cross-border coverage, avoidance, and notification disputes across various classes of business including marine, charterers' liability, energy, and energy construction risks.

Mbombo also has experience, in the context of Warranty and Indemnity Insurance, of advising on the scope and extent of liability under warranties and representations made in connection with an SPA. In addition, he has assisted a client in overhauling its suite of Third Party Administrator Agreements and in subsequent negotiations over the implementation of the new contractual arrangements.

On the regulatory side, Mbombo has assisted in advising clients in relation to FOS investigations into - and ancillary commercial disputes arising out of - alleged PPI mis-selling. Mbombo's non-contentious work also includes advising on reinsurance and retrocession contractual wording.

Mbombo has also spent time on secondment at a Lloyd's corporate member, and with an in-house commercial legal team.

Representative experience

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

Representing a state-owned oil company, its captive insurer, and its US subsidiary in a coverage dispute with its excess of loss reinsurers involving an oil spill.

Advising on subrogation issues, and on the scope of liability for warranties and representations made by a senior executive management team in connection with an SPA.

Advising a client on its relationships with Lloyd's intermediaries across its Syndicate portfolio, particularly with respect to rights under Managing Agency Agreements.

Education and admissions

Education

  • L.P.C., BPP Law School, 2014
  • B.A. in Law (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
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