RPC launches Global Access Lawyers network

International law firm, RPC has today launched Global Access Lawyers, connecting insurance law specialists across the globe, including Colin Biggers & Paisley in Australia, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in the US, Miller Thomson LLP in Canada, Kennedy Van Der Laan in the Netherlands and HMN & Partners in France. RPC will represent the group throughout the UK and also Asia.

The 6 Global Access Lawyers firms have 43 offices and more than 2,000 lawyers between them. This insurance sector focused platform will sit alongside RPC's TerraLex membership, a network with 163 member firms in 100 countries.

Commenting on the launch, Simon Laird, partner and global head of insurance at RPC, said: “We are excited to be launching Global Access Lawyers today with our friends around the world. Having known each other for a while, Global Access Lawyers offers our insurer clients a platform through which to more easily access the combined talents of these leading insurance law practices.

"The concept has been developed in line with client feedback. Global Access Lawyers will be a global sounding board for insurers, helping them to navigate the challenges of building profitable books of business across the globe. In addition to the insight, we can provide our clients with access to the resources and capabilities of each firm in times of need, as well as continuing to work together on significant overseas and cross-border exposures.

"At its core, Global Access Lawyers brings a group of insurance law specialists together, that share many of the same clients as well as a passion for the sector, who get on with each other and are determined to explore new ways of working together to help our clients. It is the authenticity of it all that will end up being the most powerful force in delivering even better client service for insurers across the globe."

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