Peter Dunlop

Peter Dunlop


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Peter Dunlop is a Partner* and Co-Lead of the Insurance and Reinsurance team of Walkers' Bermuda.

Peter is a former underwriter and his insurance practice includes non-contentious and corporate advice in the areas of insurance company, captive and SPI formations, licensing, M&A, ILS structures, policy and contract drafting, new product advice and insurtech in which he has acted for investors, fund and captive managers, insurtech start-ups, brokers and many of the world's leading re/insurers.

Peter is also an experienced advocate and has many years' experience of complex international re/insurance arbitrations in the UK and Bermuda for policyholders, cedants and reinsurers across a broad range of industries, including banking, energy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Peter also has significant experience of complex and long-running insurance regulatory investigations in the UK and in Bermuda, representing insurers and reinsurers in investigations often with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.

Peter is also experienced in the areas of Bermuda corporate disputes, commercial and fraud litigation and insolvency and restructuring, advising directors, shareholders, hedge funds, administrators and insolvency practitioners.

*The title of "partner" is used to refer to a consultant or employee of Walkers (Bermuda) Limited with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Peter has over 22 years' experience of legal practice in both London, at Hogan Lovells LLP, and in Bermuda at another leading local firm.

Peter is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and spent nearly five years at XL Catlin Bermuda, where he was part of a specialist team that created a pioneering portfolio of innovative re/insurance business in the areas of transactional liability, litigation risk containment & ATE, contingency, structured credit, tax ring-fencing and alternative risk transfer.

Peter also spent 6 months on secondment to Gen Re UK in London in 2006 in relation to the FSA's investigation in to finite reinsurance practices.

Reported Cases: 

Campbell -v- Mylchreest [1998] EWCA Civ 60, [1999] PIQR 17

CGU International Insurance PLC & Others -v- AstraZeneca Insurance Co Ltd [2005] EWHC 2755, [2006] EWCA Civ 140 (Court of Appeal)

Lisa S.A. -v- Leamington Reinsurance Company Ltd & Avicola Villalobos S.A. [2008] SC (Bda) 35 Com (9 June 2008)

Re Stewardship Credit Arbitrage Fund Ltd; BNY AIS Nominee Ltd and others v Stewardship Credit Arbitrage Fund Ltd. [2008] Bda LR 67

Munib Masri -v- Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL & Teyseer Contracting Company WLL [2010] SC (Bda) 15 Civ (22 March 2010)

Admitted In:
England & Wales (not practicing)

Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter
Solicitor Advocate (Civil Advocacy) of Senior Courts of England & Wales
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, Guildford, UK
LLB (Hons) in Law, Durham University, UK

Peter is a regular contributor to legal and business publications and has published articles in Bermuda Re: ILS, Insurance Insider, Global Reinsurance, Getting The Deal Through, The Review - Worldwide Reinsurance, Inside Fac and Global Annual Review of the Americas. Peter is also a regular speaker at Bermuda and international conferences and roundtables.

Peter has also be recognized in 2011 Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers; and 2011 International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers.

Peter is also a contributor to O'Neill & Woloniecki's "The Law of Reinsurance" (3rd. Edition, Sweet & Maxwell).

2020 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Insurance/Reinsurance

"Peter Dunlop is an exceptional insurance lawyer with diverse experience and a practical approach to matters"

2020 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution

Peter is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association, CPCU (Bermuda Chapter), Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (Bermuda Chapter), Law Society of England & Wales and INSOL.