Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has introduced a new legal panel to provide advice on the management of large and complex claims across the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region.
The new panel consists of BLM, Clyde & Co, DAC Beachcroft LLP, DWF Law LLP, and Kennedys Law, all firms that Zurich’s Claims teams have worked with in the past. The panel took effect on June 1, 2020, and will ensure greater transparency and consistency of claims legal services across the EMEA region.
The panel complements existing country panel arrangements, providing the greatest benefit to claims that arise from Zurich International Programs, where more than one legal jurisdiction may be involved.
Group Chief Claims Officer Ian Thompson said: “Engaging the most appropriate law firm and securing the right legal partner is essential on larger and more complex claims, where there’s a need to balance the technical outcome with the economics while delivering on our claims commitment to our customers.
“The new panel arrangements will provide Zurich and our customers with a consolidated level of legal insight that we have not had in the past, allowing us to observe trends more closely and to make more informed decisions. It will also provide our international customers with a more joined-up experience on those claims involving multiple countries.”