Kennedys logo
Bayer, Neil
Neil Bayer
Partner, US practice
Telephone: + 1 305 371 1111

Neil Bayer

-Partner, US practice


  • Experience handling a wide array of marine liability claims, including:
    • Physical damage and personal injury liabilities arising from marina and boat yard operations
    • Collisions and marine salvage
    • Passenger and crew liabilities (Jones Act)
    • Environmental damage claims derived from vessel operation and navigation.
  • Extensive litigation experience related to yachts and super yachts, including:
    • First and third party insurance claims involving both property damage and personal injury
    • Yacht purchase and registration, drafting and negotiation of custom build contracts.
  • Regularly litigates cargo claims involving air, ocean, overland truck and warehouse losses.
  • Considerable experience serving as coverage counsel for underwriters in the London Market for all insurance risks including casualty, financial lines, D&O, E&O, marine, aviation and fine art and specie.
  • Notable experience in the aviation sector representing maintenance and repair centres, negotiating aircraft component sales and aviation contract matters.
  • Well-versed in commercial litigation and transactional matters, including contract negotiation, reviewing and drafting.
  • Class action: assessment, defense and litigation oversight.


  • International insurers and reinsurers
  • Lloyd’s syndicates
  • Ship owners
  • Charterers 

Market recognition

  • Neil Bayer enjoys an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most widely recognized rating service for American lawyers.
  • “He's a good guy, he's nice to talk to and a good lawyer.”
    The Gracechurch London Market Insurance Law Report 2016


  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • South-Eastern Admiralty Law Institute