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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 basis. This led to the creation of a new membership category: the IUMI Professional Partners (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 throughout the year via exchanges in meetings, webinars and at events.

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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ABL Group

ABL Group is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors, offering our clients the deepest pool of world-class expertise in marine and engineering disciplines from more than 300 locations worldwide. The group provides consulting and engineering, loss prevention and loss management services, and operates under eight brands: ABL, Innosea, OWC, East Point Geo, Longitude Engineering, OSD-IMT, ABL Yachts and JLA.

Contact: Mr Paul Hill

Northern & Shell Building
First Floor
10 Lower Thames Street
United Kingdom


Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Maritime business law has been practised by ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN at the Hamburg location for more than 85 years. Shipping, transportation and insurance law, as well as the law of (renewable) energies are the main focus of our business. In these industries, we have been at home for decades and are respected as a “leading firm” both at Chambers and Legal 500 international, as well as national, for years. We have specialised knowledge in real estate law, corporate/finance/M&A, as well as labour law and commercial/IP/IT issues. A team of experienced and highly specialised lawyers ensures our focused full-service approach and, if necessary, we bring in specialists from other locations with whom we form a national unit. 

Contact: Professor Dieter Schwampe

Grosse Elbstrasse 36
22767 Hamburg


Barbuss (Global) S.A.

We are a proactive groundbreaking team that initiated operations with a small office in Buenos Aires at the beginning of 2002. With a team of 70+ people, we are now working in 14 countries, speaking 8 different languages and delivering services to clients all over the world.


We are a global team that helps to improve results in the risk industry by offering claims coordination, casualty management, recoveries (subrogations) and finance litigation.

BARBUSS Management

We help the risk industry to improve results by setting up and managing niche providers.

BARBUSS Consultancy

We assist clients to develop disruptive solutions to their clients, our services include from helping in crafting new products (policies) up to developing new ways of risk transfer.

Contact: Maria Monferini

Av. del Libertador 14338
Martínez - Buenos Aires


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.


Contact: Mr. Patrick Tillery

Lloydstrasse 1
28217 Bremen


Campbell Johnston Clark

Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) is a medium-sized international law firm founded in September 2010 specialising in shipping and international trade. CJC has undergone sizeable expansion in both numbers of solicitors and geographical spread since its opening. Today, we have offices in London, Newcastle, Singapore and Miami. We have firmly established our presence in the London and overseas shipping markets with clients and fellow practitioners alike.

We advise on all aspects of the shipping sector, from ship finance to dry shipping and comprehensive casualty handling, and all that happens in between.

Our aim is to set ourselves apart with a simple distinction: a direct focus on the client means a better service for the client. We give expert, practical and commercially sound advice on what we know best: shipping.


Contact: Alistair Johnston

Campbell Johnston Clark
Floor 1-2, 59 Mansell Street
E1 8AN London
United Kingdom



CL SURVEYS is a transport and marine survey company established in 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 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 is available here: Brochure CL Surveys_EN

Contact: Fabrice Levesque

1 Avenue Franklin D Roosevelt
75008 Paris


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.

Contact: Mike Roderick

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



Concirrus is the creator of Quest, an artificially intelligent insurance software platform used and trusted by insureds, insurers, reinsurers and brokers around the world. With machine learning analytics and vast industry datasets, Quest provides new insights and enables insurers to actively manage their risks in real time. Using Quest, the insurance industry can improve its value proposition. Concirrus was founded in 2012 and is based in London.

Contact: Andrew Yeoman

6 Devonshire Square
London, EC2M 4YE
United Kingdom


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!

Contact: Timothy Buysse

Baarbeek 1
2070 Zwijndrecht



Contact: Ms Tiina Ruhland

111 Town Square Place, Suite 1518
Jersey City, NJ 07310


Fichte & Co

Launched in 2005, Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy LLC has become one of the UAE’s leading law firms. Driven by passion, professionalism, and a team of over 25 dedicated local and international lawyers and counsel, Fichte & Co is a force to be reckoned with and the ‘go-to’ firm for legal advice and business support. Landmark cases include being the first law firm to successfully enforce an International Arbitration Award in the UAE Courts under the NY Convention.

Fichte & Co’s lawyers strive to keep the clients’ interests at the forefront of everything they do and have listened and evolved to meet their needs. Fichte & Co is a firm which knows how to get things done, on time and on budget. Their local know-how and network are unparalleled and, combined with a personal touch and professional ethos, this consistently ensures the best results for clients. Fichte & Co is, in fact, large enough to matter but small enough to care.

Fichte & Co regularly advises international corporations on commercial law issues and risk advisory matters, including strategic advice on business risks.


Phone +971 4 4357577

Contact: Jasmin Fichte

Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy LLC
23rd Floor
Rolex Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 11663



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.

Contact: Richard Neylon

Friary Court
London, EC2N 4BQ
United Kingdom


JLB Expertises

JLB Expertises is an independent surveyor company established in Marseille for five generations, specialized in products exported from and imported to Africa. 25 years ago we started developing our Group in Africa: We have now offices in every West African Port from Senegal to Congo Kinshasa, in Madagascar and in Mozambique. We are present in European and Asian countries importing cocoa, where we are strengthening our activities.

We have built a very long-term experience in soft commodities from their origins to their destinations, combined with strong skills on the ground: we employ agricultural engineers based in Africa and Asia, along with loyal and experienced local staff. Our expertise also extends to a large diversity of products (industrial, agribusiness, materials, etc.).

Our team of 12 people in Marseille manages operations in constant contact with our Clients, their high reactivity is a key to loss prevention.

Our values of integrity and independence are continuously passed on to our local teams, which enables us to guarantee an efficient technical work as well as reliable information provided to our Principals, the Cargo Underwriters.

For additional information, please visit our website and the JLB Brochure.

Contact: Remi Barral

40 Cours Pierre Puget
13006 Marseille


Kennedys Law LLP

Kennedys is a global law firm with a focus on insurance claims and coverage expertise. Across our 45 offices, we are able to advise clients on all lines of insurance business including marine, energy, property, political risk / violence and cyber risks.

Our global marine insurance practice acts for Lloyd’s syndicates and marine insurers and reinsurers throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and the Americas and Bermuda.

Many of the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance companies depend on our judgement when faced with complex, high-value and sensitive multi-jurisdictional disputes. We have a lengthy pedigree in dealing with marine claims and an excellent reputation. We are able to demonstrate a strong track record across a wide range of matters including: cargo and goods in transit, hull and machinery, marine and excess liabilities, war and terrorism, offshore energy, yachts and pleasure craft and subrogated recoveries.  

Contact: Mr Chris Zavos

20 Fenchurch Street


Marlin Blue

Marlin Blue is a provider of claims handling and maritime legal services for the marine insurance industry. Our key success factor is understanding marine insurance claims' complexities. We are also known for our excellent negotiation skills and ability to achieve fair and reasonable settlements for our clients. We make our clients save time delegating technical work to a skilled third party and focusing on their core business, and they reduce labour costs and free internal resources. We work closely with them to provide efficient and effective claims handling services.

Our team of experienced claims handlers specialized in handling Hull & Machinery, transport liability, and cargo claims for insurance companies, providing a range of services including recovery, loss mitigation and salvage, and survey coordination. Contact us at to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your marine insurance claims.

Contact: Guillermo Zamora

Avenida de la Ría 8



Meetrisk is French Insurtech which correlates external and internal risk data of risk and insurance players to score and predict Transport risks.

With its SaaS Platform providing better and faster risk knowledge, MEETRISK enables Transport Insurers to improve their Combined Ratio: better pricing and better underwriting productivity. Our key success factor is the alliance between commercial risk expertise of the founder and Data Science expertise of the Tech-Data team.

Contact: Laurent Barbagli

34 rue Laplace
92700 Colombes


Moody’s RMS (Risk Management Solutions)

Moody’s RMS is the world’s leading provider of models, data and software for catastrophe risk management. Moody’s RMS models are used for facilitating risk transactions among policyholders, insurers, reinsurers, and brokers. Moody’s 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, Moody’s RMS released the world’s first model designed for the modeling of Marine Cargo & Specie catastrophe risk.  Insurers and reinsurers are now actively using Moody’s 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 Moody’s RMS model covers earthquake risk in 76 countries and wind and surge risk in 63 countries, as well as severe convective storm and inland flood in the US. Moody’s RMS has also compiled estimates of the value and type of cargo typically on hand at the top 185 ports in the world for use by insurers in assessing potential cargo accumulations in ports.

Contact: Derek Blum



National Cargo Bureau

NCB was incorporated in May 1952 as a not-for-profit organization.  It was established following a series of maritime disasters which demonstrated the need for uniform standards and regulations.  The organization was formed from the inspection divisions of the Board of Underwriters of New York and the Board of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco, with its mission being: “Safety of Life and Cargo at Sea”. 

Since inception, NCB has remained focused and continues to grow in support of its mission.  In June 2018, NCB acquired Exis Technologies, recently rebranded as NCB Hazcheck, the leading supplier of IT systems and tools for the management of dangerous goods (DG) in sea transport.  Given the profile and synergies between the two companies, the acquisition of Exis was a natural fit and has significantly enhanced NCB’s DG service capability on a global basis.  

Presently, NCB’s operation is comprised of 130 employees working out of offices in the US and UK.  Operations are supplemented globally by remote inspections where applicable and a network of trusted partner companies who have been vetted and approved by NCB. 

NCB conducts tens of thousands of surveys and inspections each year essential to the loading or discharge of ships and those considered integral to marine loss prevention and safety.  Marine surveyors employed by NCB are predominantly licensed ex-mariners with extensive industry experience in all manner of cargo and vessel surveys. 

Contact: Scott Brown

180 Maiden Lane, Suite 903
New York, NY 10038


Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney

NICOLETTI HORNIG & SWEENEY is internationally recognized as one of the leading law firms in the United States in marine insurance, shipping and transportation litigation, and admiralty and maritime law.

The firm's reputation and expertise have been acknowledged by numerous publications including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Fortune, and The Legal 500: United States. US News & World Report has continually ranked Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney in Tier 1 of Admiralty and Maritime law firms both nationally and in the New York metro area since it began ranking law firms in 2010. The firm's attorneys have been consistently described as "leading individuals" in maritime litigation in the United States, among the "Best Lawyers in America" in maritime law, and in New York as "Super Lawyers" in insurance coverage, transportation and maritime law, personal injury defense, and civil litigation defense.

Over the years, the firm's litigation and arbitration practices have expanded to include diverse areas such as construction accidents and construction defects, products liability, aviation, labor and employment, medical and legal malpractice, directors and officers liability, broker/agent errors and omissions, and premises liability.

Our clients, ranging from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to small companies and individuals, include major international and domestic insurance underwriters, vessel owners, construction companies, real estate developers, insurance brokers, offshore drilling contractors, marinas, ship builders and dealers, oil companies, marine transportation companies, freight forwarders, marine construction companies, tug and barge owners, marine salvage companies, commodity traders, logistics providers, and playground equipment, steel, and electronics manufacturers.

Contact: John A.V. Nicoletti

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


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.

Contact: Shuji Yamaguchi

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


PCS®, a Verisk Analytics business

PCS provides Insured loss estimates for ocean marine and offshore energy events. The PCS Global Marine and Energy service investigates reported ocean marine and offshore energy insured loss events and determines the extent and type of damage, dates of occurrence, and loss location. The historical database provides loss estimates for events from 2010 to the present, with PCS® designating a “marine and energy event” when the industry loss appears likely to exceed $100 million (or equivalent in non-U.S. currency).

Contact: Alex Mican

PCS®, a Verisk Analytics business
545 Washinton Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ


Russell Group Limited

Russell Group is a story-telling data and analytics company. We have the imagination to create solutions that challenge clients to visualise and transform their trading portfolio(s). This ensures their future viability.

Our team of creative, insightful and respected people deliver connected, forward-looking solutions.

We deliver this through an approach combining insight, analysis and action, helping our clients to achieve sustainable and successful operations.

Russell Group is based in the UK with offices in Nottingham and London.

Contact: Suki Basi

2a Commerce Square
The Lace Market
NG1 1HS Nottingham
United Kingdom



Sedgwick’s 30,000 colleagues are located across 80 countries, allowing them to offer services designed to keep pace with the evolving needs of their clients and consumers.

Sedgwick also provides marine solutions and maintains one of the industry’s largest and most experienced maritime claims operations. They offer efficient, competitive and consistent service capabilities.

Through a global network of specialists with in-depth technical expertise, they can quickly assemble the right people in the right place to support any claim, and with their global marine app, clients have quick access to experts worldwide.

Contact: Marc Schuling

Westerstraat 21
3016 DE


S&P Global

The Global Risk & Maritime solutions from S&P Global Market Intelligence provide customers with a detailed insight on a variety of risk factors affecting international shipping, defense and global trade. The Maritime Intelligence Risk Suite (MIRS) integrates intelligence from multiple divisions such as Economics & Country Risk, Global Risk & Maritime and a newly developed Risk Events database to equip marine underwriters, actuaries and risk managers with the tools to evaluate a client’s potential current and historic level of risk, and identify, monitor and forecast business risks using timely, accurate and verified industry trusted intelligence sources in one solution.

Contact: Ms Brie Harding

S&P Global Market Intelligence
25 Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9LY


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.

Contact: Jürgen Bohrmann

Münstergasse 2
8001 Zurich



As human activities impact more and more our planet every year, our seas and oceans are more than ever at the center of critical challenges regarding biodiversity protection, global warming, disputes between nations or the multiplication of illegal activities that are difficult to contain and lead to more uncertainty and rising of risks related to compliance and reputation.

Despite regulations, quotas and controls, legacy maritime safety systems are showing their limitations, and do not provide an exhaustive view of human activities at sea, and their harmful consequences. Indeed, the maritime areas to be protected are vast, often far from coasts, and cooperative security systems (AIS…) can be deactivated or manipulated.

Unseenlabs has developed a space-based radiofrequency detection technology to detect, geolocate and track any vessel at sea, cooperative or not, anytime (night and day), anywhere around the globe, regardless weather conditions.

This new layer of data, fully operational for 5 years now, provides an innovative solution for maritime insurance stakeholders looking to access to more exhaustive data and better anticipate and mitigate risks generated by human activities at sea.

Contact: Clément Galic

14 rue Clauce Chappe


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.

Contact: Tim de Bruyne-Ludwig

Herrlichkeit 6
28199 Bremen


Weiland Rechtsanwälte

Weiland is a Hamburg headquartered law firm with additional offices in Stuttgart and Paris and was founded over 50 years ago in 1970. The firm is a full service law firm and provides legal services to the transport and shipping sectors as well as the marine and shipping insurance markets since its foundation. The Weiland partner, Dr Maximilian Guth, has been active in IUMI for many years. He has presented at previous IUMI conferences and hosted IUMI webinars. He is also a member of IUMI’s Legal & Liability Committee. Dr Guth represents Weiland at IUMI.

Contact: Dr Maximilian Guth

Weiland Rechtsanwälte
Am Kaiserkai 62
20457 Hamburg


Yoshida & Partners

Contact: Norio Nakamura

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