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Jonathan Bruce

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Jonathan specialises in energy, property and marine insurance and reinsurance, and shipping. He acts mainly for insurers, reinsurers, brokers, energy companies, shipowners, insureds, surveyors, and any others involved in the insurance business. His practice is global, but he has significant experience in matters involving Latin America, USA, Western and Eastern Europe / Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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Jonathan specialises in energy, property and marine insurance and reinsurance, and shipping. He acts mainly for insurers, reinsurers, brokers, energy companies, shipowners, insureds, surveyors, and any others involved in the insurance business. His practice is global, but he has significant experience in matters involving Latin America, USA, Western and Eastern Europe / Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.

As to energy and property insurance and reinsurance, he acts in coverage disputes and subrogation claims involving property and business interruption, pipeline damage / pollution, general liability / casualty, CAR, DSU and Control of Well, in both onshore and offshore energy, including construction / Welcar. His experience extends also to the powergen, wind farm, renewables, mining, smelting, general industrial and SME/hospitality sectors, as well as trade credit / political risk. He also acts in professional liability matters relating to all these areas. On the marine side, Jonathan acts in insurance and reinsurance coverage and recovery / defence claims arising from losses worldwide, including hull and machinery damage, groundings/collision, salvage / towage, GA, pollution, defective bunkers, cargo damage / contamination, builder's risk, LOH, War Risks, TDI, and Ports & Terminals. He also acts in charterparty and bills of lading disputes. Jonathan is highly experienced in arbitration, court proceedings and mediations, and also advises on wordings and policy architecture.

Jonathan is recommended for insurance in the Chambers UK, Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Latam guides, including these quotes from clients and guides: ‘Jonathan Bruce is a calm and effective lawyer, a constructive problem solver with a blend of intellect and personality' (Legal 500, 2020); 'Hard-working. Very responsive. Good at setting strategy for success. Great experience’ (Legal 500, 2020); ‘I am particularly impressed by HFW partner Jonathan Bruce. Highly effective negotiator, a very incisive legal mind, grasps the big picture straightaway and able to provide prompt and practical advice’ (Legal 500, 2020); 'He is very knowledgeable, experienced, and good in front of clients. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him' (Chambers UK, 2019); 'Outstanding' (Chambers Global, 2019); 'Stellar track record' (Chambers Global, 2019); 'A very well-regarded figure in insurance and reinsurance' (Chambers Global, 2018); 'An excellent strategist; a very easy lawyer to work with' (Chambers Global, 2018); 'The esteemed Jonathan Bruce is a popular choice for clients' (Chambers Latam, 2016); and 'He is a leader in the field' (Chambers Latam, 2016).

Jonathan is qualified in England and Wales.

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Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

Direct Dial (London): +44 (0)20 7264 8773

Mobile: +44 (0)7799 325171

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