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To broaden the debate and exchange expertise and ideas within the marine insurance sector, we created the opportunity for those businesses which provide a wide range of services to marine insurers to engage with the IUMI membership on a more formal level. This led to the creation of a new membership category: the IUMI Professional Partner (IPP).

The aim is to enable IUMI’s members to access the expertise of our IPPs and in turn, to provide access for the IPPs to the broad membership of IUMI: not only during the annual conference but at other times too.

IPPs have the opportunity to join the wider IUMI debates on the core issues affecting the market and to help ensure that IUMI’s position is fully representative of the insurance market as a whole.

Our IPP membership is open to firms in the following categories:

  • Legal 
  • Surveying and adjusting 
  • Business intelligence
  • Software

 

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Andrew Moore & Associates Ltd. Consultants, Engineers, Surveyors & Scientists

david.browne@andres-moore.com

Phone + 852 2861 3313

Contact: Mr. David Browne

2703, Universal Trade Center
3 Arbuthnot Road
Central, Hong Kong

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Batini Traverso Grasso & Associati

Batini Traverso is a marine insurance practice with offices in Italian major ports and a London office. The firm has 22 lawyers (among partners and associates) and is actively involved in advising and assisting marine underwriters worldwide on coverage, litigation, casualties, pollution and environmental issues as well as regulatory aspects.

Alberto Batini is the firm’s Senior Partner. Fausta Pezzati is the Partner in charge of the Genoa’s office while Valerio Fenati is the Ravenna’s resident partner and Silvia Traverso is heading the Livorno’s office.

The Firm is proud of its historical specialisation in H&M and P&I work and, a few years ago, incorporated the historical maritime firm Vincenzini of Livorno to set up a bespoke P&I correspondence practice in different Italian ports. Alberto Batini is among the founding members of The Global Insurance Law network, based in London and is also managing the International Yachting Law network also based in London. Alberto is a Member of the Italian Association of Maritime Law.

a.batini@btglegal.it

Phone +39 3487902191

Contact: Mr. Alberto Batini

Via Assarotti, 11/9
16122 Genoa
Italy

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Battermann & Tillery GmbH

With 21 offices all over Germany, various subsidiaries abroad, as well as their own global network of surveyors offering service at 572 locations worldwide on all continents, the Battermann + Tillery Group is one of the largest companies of marine and cargo surveyors in Europe and a one-stop-shop for global survey services.

For more than 100 years, the Battermann + Tillery Group has been providing expert services as a highly professional survey company for global insurance markets and the transport industry, maintaining the tradition of independent surveyors.

The company’s core operations lie in documenting and evaluating transport-related cargo damage as well as in loss prevention. In its fourth generation, the family business continues to develop and boasts a record of steady growth over the past decades. The team of experts, mostly engineers from the fields of transportation, mechanical engineering and nautical science, provide a unique in-house pool of knowledge.

 

patrick.tillery@ba-ty.com

Phone +49 421 3898 650

Contact: Mr. Patrick Tillery

Lloydstrasse 1
28217 Bremen
Germany

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BMT Survey Group - Verweij Hoebee Groep

BMT Survey Group consists of worldwide independent marine surveying companies, providing a wide portfolio of services in nautical, technical and cargo matters.

Verweij Hoebee Groep

Verweij & Hoebee, with offices in Amsterdam, Den Helder and Barendrecht has been a surveying company in the field of shipping and industry for over 100 years. Our independent operating group of dedicated and professional surveyors, consists mainly of former marine engineers and officers, but also of technical engineers, naval architects, P & I specialists, electrical engineers and nautical specialists. We focus on both inland shipping, sea going shipping, offshore and offshore wind, but also on other technical areas. The activities include ascertaining the cause and extent of damages, conducting appraisals and inspections, but also various other inspections for which technical knowledge and experience is necessary, such as salvage, towage approvals and monitoring fire prevention systems during the new building and overhaul of ships. Customers of Verweij & Hoebee are marine underwriters and P & I clubs, as well as ship owners, operators and oil / offshore companies.  Together with BMT surveys, we keep up an international network of Professional surveyors.

Contact details head office:
Verweij Hoebee Amsterdam
Osdorperban 17bc
1068 LD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 610 72 60
E-mail: info@verweij-hoebee.nl
 

BMT Surveys

BMT Surveys is a large multi-disciplinary survey organisation, with offices in London, Rotterdam, and Antwerp serving a broad range of customers in marine underwriting, shipping lines and liability insurers. The surveying and consulting staff is made up of dedicated professionals and work together with many surveyors in offices around the world. Customers benefit from our independent advice which is invaluable when pursuing and defending casualty, warranty and liability claims. Our staff members have a wide and varied range of expertise. Their commitment and attention to detail, whether attending a damage/casualty to ship, cargo or technical matter in the non-marine field makes them an extremely valuable resource to our customers.  

Offices

BMT Surveys London Office
1st Floor, International House
St Katharine’s Way
London, E1W 1UN, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 207 101 2114
E-mail: london@bmtsurveys.com 
Web: http://www.bmtsurveys.com 

 

BMT Surveys Rotterdam Office
Guldenwaard 141
3078 AJ  Rotterdam Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 10 479 0311
Fax: +31 (0) 10 479 1466
E-mail: rotterdam@bmtsurveys.com 
Web: www.bmtsurveys.com 

BMT Surveys Antwerp Office
Kapelsesteenweg 286
2930 Brasschaat, Antwerp, Belgium

Tel: +32 (0) 3664 0279
Fax: +32 (0) 3605 1963
E-mail: antwerp@bmtsurveys.com 
Web: www.bmtsurveys.com 

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Braemar

Braemar provides expert services to the shipping, marine, energy and offshore insurance industries.

Braemar is a leading international provider of knowledge and skill-based services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries. The Group comprises three operating divisions, Shipbroking, Technical and Logistics. These work together to offer a unique combination of skills for clients, at anytime, anywhere in the world.

Braemar’s three specialist operating divisions work together to provide a full range of complementary skills for our clients through our worldwide network of offices.

Shipbroking: Braemar’s Shipbroking division offers spot and period chartering, sale and purchase, market research and freight derivatives broking across all major commercial shipping sectors.

Technical: Braemar’s Technical division offers a broad range of complementary adjusting, engineering, environmental and marine survey and consultancy services to the marine offshore energy, transportation and insurance sectors.

Logistics: Braemar’s Logistics division offers worldwide services for port agency, liner and logistics through a network of offices and trusted partners.

paul.hill@braemar.com

Phone +44 20 7648 9657

Contact: Mr. Paul Hill

Marlow House
1A Lloyd's Avenue
London EC 3N 3AL
United Kingdom

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CL-Surveys

CL SURVEYS is a transport and marine survey company established since 1990. The bureau assessed about 50 000 surveys cases since its creation. Our surveyors are specialized by skills: soft and hard commodities, hull & machinery sector, industry, liquids, vehicles, railway, theft & misappropriations, living animals, among others. We guarantee the upmost technical quality and rigor of our investigations thanks to our trained, experience and specialized team.

We have own offices in France, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Russia, and an average adjusters office for claims all over the world. Our international network allows us a short and optimal reaction span, no matter the location. We are available 24/7 and provide a systematic response to cases we have in charge.

For additional information, our brochure & Directory are available following this link : Brochure CL Surveys_EN

flevesque@cl-surveys.com

Phone +33 2 32 49 49 00 or +33 1 56 89 80 80

Contact: Mr. F. Levesque

10 rue Freycinet
75016 Paris
France

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Clyde & Co

Marine Insurance is the foundation upon which Clyde & Co was established and we are one of the largest specialist insurance firms in the world.

Providing contentious and advisory services to all parties within the marine insurance business, we work with overseas insurers and the many syndicates, companies, captives, brokers, P&I clubs and loss adjusters which form the nucleus of the London and international marine markets and their assureds.

Our years of experience in these sectors means that we have a grasp of the challenges faced by our clients, as well as the know-how to help them navigate through those issues. We are able to offer advice on a wide range of marine and upstream energy insurance matters including hull and cargo, recoveries, war and terrorism, shipbuilding and offshore construction, mortgagees' interest, yachts, loss of hire and production income, OEE, pollution, scuttling and fraud, all aspects of marine casualties and P&I, FD&D and charterers' liability.

Tim.Taylor@clydeco.com

Phone +44 20 7876 6362

Contact: Mr. Tim Taylor

The St Botolph Building
138 Houndsditch
London EC3A 7AR
United Kingdom

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Dabelstein & Passehl Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

Dabelstein & Passehl is a law firm based in Hamburg and Leer (Ems). Having started out more than 80 years ago Dabelstein & Passehl grew throughout the decades to become an internationally highly regarded maritime and commercial law firm. The insurance law team consists of seven lawyers and is headed by Prof. Dr. Dieter Schwampe, a highly reputed German practitioner and author of numerous articles and books on marine insurance.

Our insurance team advises and supports our domestic and international client base in all aspects of marine insurance law including insurance supervisory law, re-insurance law and insurance broker law as well as all other insurance law related issues. We draft and review conditions for insurers, advise on cover questions, assist in claims handling, appoint and coordinate local lawyers and surveyors, deal with the supervisory authority, advise and handle insolvency matters, conduct recourses and litigate. Our marine insurance specialists are frequently appointed as arbitrators and invited as speakers at conferences.

d.schwampe@da-pa.com

Phone +49 40 31 7797 0

Contact: Dr. Dieter Schwampe

Grosse Elbstrasse 36
22767 Hamburg
Germany

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DP Survey Group

If you are looking for a leading international and independent survey company, DPS is the choice to make. DPS acts on behalf of underwriters, brokers and traders. We are a solid survey specialist in both marine and non-marine risks.

We are focused on a long-term relationship with our clients. Their interest is ours, our in-house knowledge and experience is put to this use: from technical to nautical and legal expertise.

Our team is available 24/7. We are pro-active, social-minded and report without any delays, for no-one is interested in yesterday’s news.

With an in-house staff of 45 dedicated specialists in Antwerp and survey activities which extend far beyond the borders of our Belgian headquarters we offer a worldwide consistency in survey procedures at the highest quality standards. This includes damage surveys, risk prevention, adjustment, as well as settling and recovery.

As from 2017, we also offer these services in the entire African continent!

At DPS you will find experts in expertise, all in our client’s interest!

frank.de.pauw@dpsurveys.com

Phone +32 3 295 10 51

Contact: Mr. Frank De Pauw

Baarbeek 1
2070 Zwijndrecht
Belgium

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Holman Fenwick Willan

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is an international law firm working worldwide advising clients on legal issues relating to all areas of international commerce. HFW's shipping lawyers provide a comprehensive service to the global maritime business community representing P&I clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, charterers, cargo owners, property underwriters, governments, regulatory bodies, brokers and a multitude of marine contractors and suppliers.

Founded in 1883, the firm today is one of the largest operating in its chosen fields with over 450 lawyers working worldwide. The firm has a reputation worldwide for excellence and innovation and aims to deliver a practical and commercial response to the legal requirements of business throughout the world.

richard.neylon@hfw.com

Phone +44 20 7264 8100

Contact: Mr. Richard Neylon

Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Ince & Co

Ince & Co is an international commercial law firm. The majority of our work is for organisations in five global sectors: aviation, energy, insurance, international trade and shipping. Our clients own, build, manage, finance, lease or insure the high value, often mobile assets that play a fundamental part in today’s competitive global markets. 

Our advice covers commercial disputes, transactional and corporate matters including contracts, commercial issues, employment, finance and property. With over 600 people, including over 90 partners and more than 190 other lawyers worldwide, we practise English, French, German, Greek, Hong Kong and PRC law.  Singapore law advice is provided by Incisive Law LLC with whom Ince & Co in Singapore has a Formal Law Alliance.

faz.peermohamed@incelaw.com

Phone +44 20 7481 0010

Contact: Faz Peermohamed

Aldgate Tower
2 Leman Street
London E1 8QN

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LOC Group Ltd.

LOC is an independent marine and engineering consultancy and survey organisation, providing high quality services to the shipping and offshore energy industries.

LOC was established in London in 1979. Since then, the company has grown into an international, multi-disciplinary organisation, with offices across the world.

Our focus is on all aspects of marine transportation and marine engineering and construction.  Our expertise includes the planning, design and successful execution of high value/high risk complex marine operations and naval architecture/construction activities, and the provision of specialist technical services for the investigation and resolution of major maritime accidents, casualties and claims.

Thanks to our team’s technical expertise and hands-on experience, LOC Group has become a recognised industry leader in all our fields of activity and we now number more than 400 professionally qualified personnel. Our team works with integrity, professionalism and dedication and is highly valued by our clients who come from almost every sector of the maritime industry.

a.squire@loc-group.com

Phone +44 207 264 3250

Contact: Mr. Andrew Squire

Ibex House
42 - 47 Minories
London EC3N 1DY
United Kingdom

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Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney

jnicoletti@nicolettihornig.com

Phone +1 212 233 0550

Contact: Mr. John A.V. Nicoletti

Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10005-1801
USA

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Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai (NKKK)

kensa1sc@nkkk.or.jp

Phone +81 3 3454 7594

Contact: Mr. Yasumasa Miyake

9-7, Hachobori-1
Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-0032
Japan

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Okabe & Yamaguchi

OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is Japan’s leading firm in the field of maritime law and related international legal affairs. Our extensive “wet” and “dry” shipping law experience and expertise are complemented by a full range of legal services in related sectors. OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is a comprehensive legal affairs solution for clients in the marine and transportation industries, supporting every need from aviation and insurance law to corporate and banking legal matters.

OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is listed in the Who’s Who Legal and recognized as a top-tier firm in marine law by the Legal 500. The firm has built its reputation on superior response, insightful research and analysis, and a practical problem-solving approach. Drawing upon a wide range of skills and experience including in-house maritime accident research and investigation led by a former master mariner, OKABE & YAMAGUCHI is trusted by the marine, shipping and insurance industries as a single source provider of superior legal value.

s-yamaguchi@olo.gr.jp

Phone +81 3 3555 7931

Contact: Mr. Shuji Yamaguchi

5th Floor, Eiha Shinkawa,
5-17, Shinkawa 1-chome,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0032
Japan

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Risk Management Solutions (RMS)

RMS is the world’s leading provider of models, data and software for catastrophe risk management.  RMS models are used for facilitating risk transactions among policyholders, insurers, reinsurers, and brokers.  RMS model results have been accepted by rating agencies and regulatory bodies, allowing market participants to communicate risk in a common language. 

Following major Marine losses in Hurricane Sandy, the Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami and the Tianjin Port explosions, RMS released the world’s first model designed for the modeling of Marine Cargo & Specie catastrophe risk.  Insurers and reinsurers are now actively using RMS’ model to manage their portfolio risk (reinsurance decisions and exposure aggregation risk) as well as in the underwriting process (pricing CAT load and risk selection).  The RMS model covers earthquake risk in 66 countries and wind and surge risk in 58 countries. RMS has also compiled estimates of the value and type of cargo typically on hand at the top 150 ports in the World for use by insurers in assessing potential cargo accumulations in ports.

peter.ulrich@rms.com

Phone +1 510 505 3261

Contact: Mr. Peter Ulrich

7575 Gateways Blvd.
Newark, CA 94560
USA

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Shin Nihon Kentei Kyokai

skinsurance@shinken.or.jp

Phone +81 3 3449 2611

Contact: Mr. Takamaru Ishida

3-chome
Minato-ku Tokyo 108-0074
Japan

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The Boston Consulting Group AG

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

We are the leading strategic consulting firm in Commercial insurance and Specialty lines such as Marine insurance. We work with insurers, brokers, associations and regulators and drive value through strategy with broad experience across the insurance value chain and topics such as predictive modeling & pricing, commercial segmentation, underwriting processes, large claims processing and Risk. Our Shipping Practice generates strategic, operational and organizational insights in the shipping industry, and builds a unique set of proprietary tools such as shipping benchmarking and global trade forecasting that support marine insurance initiatives.

Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 85 offices in 48 countries.

tischhauser.pia@bcg.com

Phone +41 44 388 8716

Contact: Ms. Pia Tischhauser

Münstergasse 2
8001 Zurich
Switzerland

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Verein Hanseatischer Transportversicherer e.V. (VHT)

The Association of Hanseatic Marine Underwriters VHT was founded in 1797 and represents one of the oldest marine expert organisations worldwide. Today the VHT is a dedicated service provider and usually acts as an independent intermediary that advises insurers and insured parties alike. 

Claims services offered by the VHT include:

  • 24/7 emergency support and advice on salvage and loss limitation
  • Hull & machinery damage surveys concerning all types of vessels and machinery, construction parts, piers, etc
  • Independent accident investigation
  • Expert advice 
  • Comprehensive claims handling
  • Supervision of repairs and costs
  • Qualified claims adjustment

On the risk management and loss prevention side the VHT supports with the following services:

  • Risk analysis
  • Review of technical pre-planning for load out operations
  • Advice on planned special transports
  • Review of towing arrangements including routing
  • Warranty surveys in general
  • Trans-shipment supervisions for critical items by own staff or via the VHT network on a worldwide basis
  • Condition surveys of any kind

The VHT is staffed with claims managers who mainly have a nautical background and with staff surveyors who are master mariners, naval architects and marine engineers.

To ensure timely and local response the VHT is working with a network of over 300 average agents around the world who can provide speedy and uncomplicated assistance.

tbl@vht-online.de

Phone +49 421 59811 0

Contact: Tim de Bruyne-Ludwig

Herrlichkeit 6
28199 Bremen
Germany

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Yoshida & Partners

smori@japanlaw.co.jp

Phone +81 3 5695 4188

Contact: Mr. Sotaro Mori

4th Floor, Suitengu Hokushin Building
1-39-5 Nihombashi-Kakigaracho
Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0014
Japan

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