Peter Rogan

Arbitrator & Mediator
Nationality: British
Languages: English

Peter Rogan is an independent arbitrator and neutral, specialising in insurance and reinsurance, and has been instructed in many of the world’s largest and most complex commercial disputes. 

With more than 40 years of experience, Peter is regularly appointed as presiding, party-nominated, sole, emergency arbitrator or mediator. 

Peter, who has been arbitrating/mediating since 2013, was senior partner at a leading international law firm, Ince & Co. Clients report that Peter Rogan is “excellent, picking up on the nuances of an issue quickly and astutely” and he has been recognised in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 consistently as one of the London market’s leading specialists. 

Peter’s rare combination of analysis and judgment with a light, personable style has given him the reputation as a successful and go to arbitrator/mediator.  

Peters long career as a solicitor has given him unparalleled knowledge of disputes in the following sectors:

As Mediator

  • $300m professional indemnity dispute between a major Lloyds broker and a US company; A policy wording dispute between two major companies in the ILW/ILS Market; 
  • A complex dispute involving $100m between multiple insurers regarding the apportionment of loss in relation to a construction risk with claims over a four-year period; 
  • A $130m negligence claim against a broker seeking to recover losses arising from a property damage and business interruption claim following a fire at an oil refinery; 
  • A major $100m dispute in the aviation market in relation to a missing aircraft; 
  • A US$30m dispute between a US carrier and a captive insurer arising out of the settlement of a major piece of US litigation. 
  • A large dispute arising out of a high profile concert being cancelled due to Covid-19.

As Arbitrator

  • A Bermudian dispute involving reinsurance recoveries by a captive following its parent going into Chapter 11 in the USA.
  • A large dispute between a major UK Bank and their insurer regarding mortgage indemnity losses;  
  • A significant Bermuda Form dispute arising out of the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • A major insurance claim out of an oil embargo in North Africa.
  • Dispute over disclosure of documents over a reinsurance contract.
  • Multiple business interruption & covid related claims.

As Counsel

  • Home Insurance Co and St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co v Administratia Asigurarilor de Stat [1983] 2 Lloyd's Rep 674 Leading authority on the impact and meaning of an honourable engagement provision in an arbitration clause; 
  • The "Bamburi" [1982] 1 Lloyd's Rep 313 A judicial arbitration in relation to an agreed test case for hundreds of vessels trapped outside Basra during the Iran/Iraq War in 1980; 
  • General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corp v Tanter, The Zephyr[1985] 2 Lloyd's Rep 529 Leading case on London Market practices in relation to signing down and placing of facultative reinsurances; 
  • PCW Syndicates v PCW Reinsurers [1996] 1 All ER 774 Leading authority from the Court of Appeal on attributing knowledge to a principal of the fraudulent conduct of his agent in relation to the managing agent of a Lloyd’s Syndicate; 
  • Pan Atlantic Insurance Co Ltd v Pine Top Insurance Co Ltd [1995] 1 AC 501 Leading authority of House of Lords on the principles of inducement of the actual underwriter in relation to non-disclosure and/or misrepresentation when placing a risk; 
  • Balfour v Beaumont [1982] 2 Lloyd's Rep 493 Court of Appeal authority on the proper interpretation of a losses occurring wording; 
  • Great Atlantic Insurance Co v Home Insurance Co and Others [1981] 2 All ER 485 Court of Appeal authority on privilege and the entitlement to redact paragraphs in the context of an urgent application during major reinsurance dispute.

Professional

 

  • 2013-Present, Independent Arbitrator & Mediator 
  • 1977 Joined Ince & Co, Senior Partner 2008-2008 and Non-Executive Director, 2019-2021
  • 1975 Joined Willis Graduate Programme, Lloyd’s Insurance Brokers, 1975-1977 

 

Academic

  • LLM, King’s College, University of London, 1974-1975 
  • LLB, BComm., Stellenbosch University, 1969-1973 
  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS 
  • Member, Development Board of the Centre for Commercial Studies, Queen Mary, University of London;  
  • Committee member, ARIAS UK (1995-2011) 
  • Member, Task Force on Neutral Arbitration Process, ARIAS US; 
  • ADGM Mediation Panel
  • Past chair, Insurance Committee, International Bar Association (IBA); 

Peter regularly chaired and spoke at international conferences and frequently addressed the insurance market on key topics. 

Publications

  • Editor, The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review. London: Law Business Research Ltd., 2013; 
  • Insuring the Risk of Terrorist Damage and Other Hostile Deliberate Damage to Property – an English Law Perspective, Tulane Law Review, Vol LXXVII (June, 2003). 

Contact Us

To acquire availability, check conflicts and discuss appointments, please call +44 (0)207 936 7070 or email info@arbitra.co.uk

Peter Rogan is “excellent, picking up on the nuances of an issue quickly and astutely” and he has been recognised in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 consistently as one of the London market’s leading practitioners.

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