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Founded in 1979, and majority-owned by Private Equity Fund HitecVision, Global Maritime’s services span the entire offshore project lifecycle from engineering & design, construction and third party verification through to marine warranty surveying, dynamic positioning, installation, risk management and decommissioning.Global Maritime is a marine, offshore and engineering consultancy that specializes in marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services. Known for innovation, practical experience, operational excellence, & safety.Global Maritime is a trusted partner to many of the offshore industry’s leading players. Customers consist of oil & gas companies, drilling contractors and other construction contractors, renewable energy companies, insurance companies and underwriters, legal and protection & indemnity (P&I) companies, shipyards, and more. Our customers would expect nothing less! Furthermore, while our heritage is in shipping and offshore oil & gas, we are taking this knowledge and experience to other sectors as well, such as renewable energy, aquaculture and other marine-based civil engineering projects.
Established in Houston in 1962,and now trusted globally for our professional and efficient service. MatthewsDaniel provides a broad range of pre and post risk expertise to insurers and insureds, with particular emphasis on the energy, marine petrochemical, mining, utilities and heavy engineering industries. Our quality and standards are intrinsic to our leading market position in the loss adjusting and marine warranty sectors, and we strive for constant and consistent improvement. Being part of the Bureau Veritas group of companies enables us to offer clients increased geographical diversification and local representation together with access to a greater depth of resources utilizing in-house laboratories and specialist staff.
Established in 2000, Hall Maines Lugrin quickly rose to the top as an energy insurance litigation firm with unparalleled knowledge and experience in energy coverages. Over time, we’ve added partners, gained experience, successfully expanded our insider’s knowledge of the industry and deepened our technical expertise within a vast array of complex commercial issues and disputes. Legal work for us is both passionate and pragmatic. We bring high-powered trial talent and rich litigation skills to every business problem, but we recognize that most battles are resolved short of the courthouse. Fierce preparation and flexibility, along with creating options and fostering collegial relationships with the opposition are all critical tools in our arsenal. We routinely consult with foreign lawyers and handle national and international claims. We don’t pretend to be all things to all people, but we stand out in what we do best.
Independent U.S. Specialty Broker with a Global Reach. Correcol Global Specialty is a specialized brokerage and risk solutions company, resolving complex risk challenges for global industries in an evolving global climate.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas and building on Correcol S.A.’s 70 + year proven track record as recognized providers of bespoke insurance services and integrated risk solutions – we resolve all levels of risk challenges for Global Specialty Energy, Marine and Natural Resources industries.
Thornton Tomasetti uses relentless critical thinking and the latest technology to answer crucial questions and solve tough engineering problems.
When something goes wrong, you need to know why. And how to get back to full function. Our multidisciplinary team has the expertise to investigate and analyze anything – buildings, infrastructure, industrial machinery and process, equipment, products and more.
We partner with property and installation owners and managers, design professionals, contractors, attorneys, insurers, manufacturers, and government agencies to resolve issues in buildings, infrastructure, industrial installations and more.
Our team is always searching for better ways to investigate engineering problems. We use new technology – such as simulation and visualization tools and data acquisition and processing systems – that help us better serve you. We also delve into experimental mechanics and devise protocols for testing and verification.
The bottom line? When you work with Thornton Tomasetti, you’ll always have an expert you can trust to find the answer and explain it clearly.
With offices in more than 130 countries, Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. We provide industry-focused brokerage, consulting, and claims advocacy services, leveraging data, technology, and analytics to help reduce our clients’ total cost of risk With over 45,000 colleagues worldwide, we provide our commercial and individual clients with insights, advice, and support in the local markets in which they operate or where their business may face risks. We help you understand coverage nuances, regulatory developments, and risk trends. And we work together with you on placement, mitigating risk, and optimizing your risk spend. We protect and promote possibility – helping our clients dream bigger, reach further, and plan for the opportunities ahead.
As a leader in commercial and personal insurance solutions, we are one of the world’s most far-reaching property casualty networks, offering a broad range of products, including Liability, Financial Lines, Property, Global Specialty, Crop Risk Services, Personal Lines and Accident and Health.
But as a leader, it is also important to us to help the world overcome some of the biggest challenges it has ever faced. From tackling climate change to creating more diverse, inclusive workforces, we are proud to not just be part of the solution, but to be a global leader for positive change in the communities that we serve.
Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights to reduce volatility and improve performance.
Our collaborative approach ensures every Aon client is better informed, better advised and able to make better decisions on both a local and global level. We are committed as one firm to our purpose – across product and industry lines – and we are passionate about making our colleagues and clients successful.
With experience across all marine and energy sectors, operating under one singular profit center globally, Aon’s Marine and Energy employees work closely together and place in excess of +$10 billion of premium into the market annually. Our Marine and Energy practices are fully integrated, providing Aon clients with a deep bench of resources to draw from, regardless of the need.
Aon is in the business of better decisions. Let us help you today.
As a leading global specialty insurance distributor, Amwins brings decades of experience and an expansive global network to deliver creative solutions to your clients’ complex insurance challenges.
To deliver value to clients in challenging industries, you don’t need a specialty insurance provider struggling to run through walls. You need a team ready to strategize and find the best way around them. At Amwins, we’re more than pluggers and placers. We give your clients a creative advantage, tapping into a deep bench of industry experts with the experience and firepower to deliver specialty insurance solutions to your clients — no matter how complex their accounts.
We’re driven by data and analytics, leveraging insights from our proprietary solutions to keep you ahead of the competition. Our approach is simple: We constantly look to the future so we can have your back today. Partnering with Amwins is more than a business transaction. It means becoming part a family that prizes expertise and relationships. We care for your capital like it’s our own, and your challenges are our privilege. Because when you win, we all win.
BRP is an award-winning, entrepreneur-led, and inspired insurance distribution holding company delivering solutions that give our clients the peace of mind to pursue their purpose, passion, and dreams. Our family of firms’ best-in-class resources and diverse portfolio of services are innovating the industry by taking a holistic and tailored approach to insurance and risk management.
Our vision and purpose currently reach 3,300+ colleagues and 1.2+ million clients throughout the nation. Our growth path includes geographic representation across the U.S., expanded value propositions, and new lines of insurance to meet the needs of evolving lifestyles and business risks.
Liskow & Lewis was founded in 1935 and includes nearly 140 lawyers in four offices, strategically located in New Orleans, Lafayette and Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. Since its inception, the firm’s practice has focused on the energy and oil and gas industry, and has grown to meet the evolving demands of its clients, diversifying into a wide-ranging litigation and transactional practice across the Gulf Coast.
Jones Walker LLP is a law firm committed to helping clients address today’s challenges, maximize opportunities, and set the stage for future success. With one of the largest groups of maritime-focused attorneys in the United States, Jones Walker is nationally ranked and recognized in marine finance, litigation, and regulatory issues as a leading law firm by national and international publications. Our clients are from across the industry spectrum, from traditional blue water, offshore, and inland markets to emerging markets like offshore wind. Our diverse experience with all aspects of the maritime industry enables us to represent clients in transactional matters and related issues of business operations, in regulatory and government relations issues, and in complex, multidistrict litigation, arbitration, and mediation, as well as compliance with corporate, securities, labor and employment, health and safety, intellectual property, and other laws and regulations.
Founded in 1951, Thompson Coe has been providing legal services to clients both regionally and nationally for more than 70 years. We are a 200+ attorney firm with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; and St. Paul, Minnesota. The firm is highly recognized for its civil litigation capabilities and our diverse group of attorneys has the experience, resources, and capacity to respond to the multi-service demands of our clients across multiple states and industries.
McGriff Insurance Services, Inc. is pleased to welcome you to the Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference. McGriff continues to support the “Mariners” seminar whose proceeds generate college scholarships to aspiring students focused on future careers in marine insurance and maritime law. Thanks to the Seminar Committee, lead this year by James Vavasour, who has delivered an outstanding lineup of speakers on timely subject relevant to the world of marine and energy insurance. Through our participation in the seminar, our collective commitment to the energy and marine insurance industry is reinforced every year. Best wishes from McGriff.
As a top global insurer established over 130 years ago, QBE International Markets is the insurer of choice for marine and energy insurance needs in Texas, Louisiana and beyond. We offer local flexible solutions with the capabilities of a global specialized insurance partner. Utilizing a client-focused approach, we aim to support your marine and energy business all the way.
We’re an employee owned and customer inspired, insurance and financial services broker that’s family to our employees, accountable to our clients, teammates to our carriers, and generous to our communities. By using our independence to commit to transparency and demonstrate authenticity, we’re a company that leads with values so value leads.
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance. Each of the Berkley companies, or operating units, within Berkley participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about an industry, product or territory.
Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our Berkley companies to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals.
We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold
Pusateri, Johnston, Guillot & Greenbaum is a civil litigation firm which was formed in 2014 by five local defense attorneys having combined experience of over one hundred years in private practice of law. The firm currently consists of five members, five partners, one of counsel, and eight associates.
SteegeXP was established in 2022 as a truly independent specialist loss adjusting and eXPert services company following a management buyout. The company originated as Steege in 1975, with the new company name serving as both an acknowledgement of the past and a platform for the future.Our global team is recognized as industry leaders by insurance and reinsurance markets worldwide. We specialize in the investigation and resolution of insurance claims and commercial disputes. Any claim assigned to SteegeXP will be evaluated in terms of its technical challenges, specific engineering discipline(s), insurance conditions, geography, language and cultural nuances. A dedicated team of independent experts will be specifically assigned to ensure we meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.
Chaffe McCall has built a reputation for achieving results in our clients’ best interests, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. Our focus on high-quality client service can be traced back more than 190 years. We work with clients regionally, nationally, and internationally to address the challenges they face in several areas of law. We are centrally located in downtown New Orleans with additional offices in Houston and Baton Rouge. Together, our attorneys provide full, value-added services to our clients, who have access to our lawyers in as many different areas of expertise as the particular engagement requires.
Royston Rayzor is a top-ranked, full-service litigation firm. We litigate, try, and appeal cases throughout Texas from five fully staffed offices in Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande Valley.
Wholesale Broker specializing in the placement of Energy, Construction, Environmental, and Products accounts.
Clyde & Co is a global law firm providing a complete service to clients in its core sectors of insurance, transport, energy, infrastructure and trade & commodities. With over 5000 people operating from over 60 offices and associated offices across six continents, Clyde & Co is committed to creating successful outcomes for our clients. Our globally integrated teams of disputes, regulatory and transactional lawyers provide a comprehensive range of legal services and advice to businesses operating at the heart of global trade and commerce.Our success in the past 90 years has been built on our vision of a single global partnership, providing a platform that offers rapid access to expertise, wherever you operate in the world. As our clients have evolved, so have our core values. We believe that these values reflect our firm, our strategy and our commitment to delivering commercially-minded legal advice, client-focused services, and innovative technological solutions to support our clients. Aligned with these values is Clyde & Co’s commitment to being a responsible business. We take responsibility for the impact we have on the environment, seeking to reduce it as much and as quickly as possible. We strive to be a positive contributor to the communities in which we operate across our entire global network. We take steps to foster a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, that allows all of our people to flourish, for the benefit of our colleagues, the firm and our clients.
With more than 190 attorneys in Louisiana and Texas, Kean Miller serves as legal counsel to the people and industries that drive the regional economy. From Fortune 500 companies to local and regional businesses, we provide efficient and effective legal services in a cost-efficient manner. In the courtroom and the boardroom, Kean Miller attorneys create unique solutions, practical strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.
As an industrial insurer with a tradition spanning more than a century, HDI prides itself on being a trusted and reliable partner to our client’s. Our international network of local insurers in more than 150 countries, broad product array, and superior service allow us to create innovative insurance solutions that keep our clients’ moving forward.
National litigation support company specializing in court reporting, records retrieval, interpreting & translations, trial services, and transcription services.
The Club is rated BBB+ with a stable outlook by Standard & Poor’s and has strong levels of capitalisation.We aim to develop a sound understanding of our Members’ businesses and commercial objectives and to build long term relationships where service is a key component. Our network of regional service centres in London, Piraeus, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York provide help and support to our Members in everything they do.
We provide a broad range of complementary insurance products which can be tailored to meet a Member’s individual requirements.
We provide shipowners and charterers (called Members) with Protection and Indemnity insurance (P&I) as well as Freight, Demurrage and Defence insurance (FD&D).
Trusted by our Members since 1855, the Britannia Group (or Britannia P&I) is the oldest P&I Club in the world. We have built a reputation for financial soundness and providing an exceptional standard of service for our Members worldwide.
The Britannia Group’s core values are Mutuality, Trust, Integrity, Expertise and Excellence. Our priority is our Members and our track record of financial strength together with a premium service, have established Britannia P&I as one of the market leaders in the International Group of P&I Clubs.
We are committed to mutuality. As a mutual insurer we do not have to answer to shareholders, only to our Members, most of whom have been with us for many years. When considering new Members, we look to ensure that they mirror our values.
Our mutuality allows us to write each Member’s premium based on their individual risk and claims record over a ten-year period. Underpinning this, our experienced team supports all of our Members by providing professional and proactive advice on loss prevention and claims management. Understanding our Members enables us to adapt our services to meet their needs.
In 1987, the original founding partners began a new law firm based on a core set of principles: precise, aggressive, and relentless representation of their clients to achieve a more effective and efficient resolution of cases. These principles have been the foundation for everything Galloway stands for today.
From the first office in New Orleans, the firm has grown to include 13 offices and over 130 lawyers, with locations across the Gulf South and Midwest. Our attorneys excel in multiple practice areas: insurance defense and coverage; bad faith; maritime and admiralty; energy; amusement, sports, and recreation; hospitality, entertainment, and leisure; construction; corporate transactions; employer’s liability; environmental and toxic torts; mass torts and class actions; products liability; professional liability; property insurance; public entity and civil rights; railroad litigation; real property and banking litigation; retail and restaurant litigation; subrogation; title litigation; and trucking and transportation.
The growth of Galloway over the last thirty-five years is a testament to the fact that our clients’ interests are being aggressively represented and properly protected. We remain acutely focused on delivering value to the clients we represent through early case assessments, cost-containment strategies, risk transfer, and implementing the most efficient handling of any matter through early dismissal, targeted motion practice, timely dispute resolution, or trial.
Our success is evidenced by both the multiple long-term relationships developed with clients over more than thirty years and the growth of our offices across the South based on the needs of our clients in jurisdictions from Texas to Florida, and now Georgia and Missouri. As result of this success, Galloway has been recognized as a Top 10-rated insurance defense firm by Martindale-Hubbell, rated an Index Value 5 of 5 by the ACC, and included among A.M. Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys 2011-2022.
As one of the top 5 largest commercial retail insurance brokerage firms in the U.S., we combine the power and breadth of big-company resources with a hyper-personalized approach that puts your interests above everything else. Our culture of entrepreneurialism, collaboration, and innovation gives us the independence and accountability to create solutions that uniquely match your needs. Because when people come first, more is possible.
IMA Financial Group, Inc. is an integrated financial services company focused on protecting the assets of its widely varied client base through insurance and wealth management solutions. Because IMA is employee owned, the company’s 1,800+ associates are empowered to provide customized solutions for their clients’ unique needs.
With 13 office locations in the U.S. and in London, we serve clients in the region’s major commercial centers. Our 350-plus lawyers focus on six core areas: labor and employment, litigation, business, admiralty, insurance coverage and healthcare.
Staines, Eppling & Kenney, LLC is a greater New Orleans law firm focused on advocating for the interests of businesses and insurers. We pride ourselves on efficiently and aggressively handling a diverse expanse of claims. This includes cases involving admiralty and maritime law, general casualty and liability, commercial auto and trucking, insurance coverage, general business, construction, labor and employment, and workers’ compensation. We combine attentive service and experienced personnel along with the resources necessary to achieve favorable results.
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MetOcean Research Institute (MORI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the fields of meteorology and oceanography through innovative research. Our hindcast studies serve as valuable resources for underwriters, attorneys, and forensic engineers to understand the severity and frequency of the past weather phenomena as well as make informed decisions. At MORI, we are committed to fostering academic excellence and supporting the next generation of metocean scientists and researchers through our scholarship programs, which aim to provide financial assistance to those pursuing careers in these critical fields to address challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather events.