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  • Kiran Soar

    Kiran Soar
    Global Head of Insurance, Partner, London (Aldgate Tower)


    T. +44 (0) 20 7481 0010

Kiran is the Global Head of Insurance. His practice spans a number of classes of business, and much of Kiran’s work has an international flavour.

He is ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, and is described as having:

“experience across a wide range of business classes" and earns praise from his clients who say that "he is an absolute asset" and "he's a very good lawyer in addition to being very approachable and always willing to chat things through"Chambers & Partners 2017
"Kiran has excellent client skills and is always willing to 'go the extra yard'. He has the ability to condense complex matters into the key core issues as having a  'very good eye for detail and a flexible approach, tailored to the client’s needs on a case-by-case basis'.”  Chambers & Partners 2014

Insurance & Reinsurance

Kiran’s practice covers a variety of contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters for clients based in the London market, US, Bermuda and Europe, in a number of classes of business. His primary focus is on property and liability insurance, reinsurance (and run-off claims), and specialty lines including contingency, bloodstock, accident and health and jeweler’s block/specie. 

Recent examples of Kiran’s work include: 

•  Advising insurers on subrogated recoveries arising from the London riots;

•  Advising London market insurers on US liability exposures arising from the construction of a US onshore power facility;

•  Advising contingency insurers on terrorism exposures, and losses from US risks;

•  Advising an international reinsurer on their New Zealand earthquake exposures;

•  Advising on flood claims arising from the 2008 Queensland floods; 

•  Advising London insurers in respect of coverholder issues arising from their Australian book of business;

•  Advising reinsurers on aggregation issues arising from underlying UK medical negligence risks;

•  Drafting a bespoke insurance policy wording for a marine wreck removal project;

•  Acting for London insurers and reinsurers seeking recovery of reinsurance assets globally, including London arbitrations and enforcement proceedings abroad;

•  Advising London and EU insurers on issues arising out of binding authority and commission arrangements in the London market.

Kiran also advises clients on non-contentious insurance and reinsurance issues including policy wordings, binding authority agreements and also ART/ILS transactions. 

Kiran is a member of a number of market associations including the Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association (where Kiran is co-chair of the Education Committee), the Lloyd’s Market Association and the IUA Contingency Working Party.