New York, NY – June 6, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The international law firm…

New York, NY – June 6, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP is strengthening its insurance and reinsurance practice with the appointment of five partners from Denton Wilde Sapte. The partners will be joined by four associates and one paralegal from Denton Wilde Sapte and are being supported by a further recruitment drive. The team will join Chadbourne & Parke’s multinational partnership (MNP) in London on June 13.

The five partners joining Chadbourne & Parke are Adrian Mecz, Christopher Cardona, Michelle George, John Barlow and Mark Pring.

The move follows the recent announcement that New York-based John Sarchio has returned to the Firm from White & Case as partner and co-chair of the global insurance and reinsurance group.

“This team is the perfect choice to lead the expansion of our insurance and reinsurance practice in the London market,” said Claude Serfilippi, managing partner of Chadbourne’s London office. “Their extensive experience in handling high-value and high-profile disputes often across multiple jurisdictions makes them a great addition to the firm, bringing new depth to our insurance and reinsurance expertise and our ability to serve our clients’ needs.”

The team joins Chadbourne’s long established reinsurance and insurance practice. The group offers clients an experienced interdisciplinary legal team able to address virtually any legal issue affecting the reinsurance and insurance industry. The group counsels and represents insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, financial institutions and governmental entities on matters arising in all aspects of property-casualty, life and health, and financial risk reinsurance and insurance business.

David Raim, co-chair of Chadbourne’s global insurance and reinsurance group in Washington, D.C. adds: “The addition of this team fits extremely well with our strategic plan. They are all talented lawyers who have worked with a diverse clientele within the insurance and reinsurance industry and their addition to Chadbourne will strengthen our presence in London as well as globally.”

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, corporate finance, energy, telecommunications, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, white collar defense, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, reinsurance and insurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Moscow, Kyiv, Warsaw (through a Polish partnership), Beijing and a multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke, in London. For additional information, visit

About Chadbourne & Parke, A Multinational Partnership
In London, the Firm conducts its practice through Chadbourne & Parke, a multinational partnership employing both English-qualified solicitors and U.S. lawyers who work closely with other Chadbourne offices to provide seamless service to international clients. The London partnership offers a range of legal services under both English and U.S. law and, in particular, focuses on project finance, privatization, energy, capital markets, banking, insurance and reinsurance, securitizations, structured finance, corporate finance, litigation and products liability.

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