- A Recommended Lawyer for 'Insurance'
"The ‘first-rate’ Andrew McGahey, who ‘always gives measured and astute advice’ in addition to being ‘an excellent negotiator’."
The Legal 500 UK 2019
- A Recommended Lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution'
"'Excellent negotiator" Andrew McGahey joined Kennedys to head the dispute resolution team and act as Dublin office managing partner."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Andrew is a partner in our Dublin office and is a specialist in advising insurers on a range of claims, including directors’ and officers’ liability, financial institutions and professionals.
His insurance practice includes advising insurers on claims brought against the directors of leading multinational FTSE 100 and 250 companies, which can often involve complex allocation of loss issues, the application of dishonesty exclusions and alternative funding arrangements. His expertise also extends to defending directors in breach of duty claims and in disqualification proceedings.
Andrew’s experience advising on matters involving financial institutions includes complex first party and third party losses which involve banks, private equity houses, stockbrokers, investment managers and advisers located in the UK, Ireland and worldwide. As well as advising insurers, he also regularly represents investment managers in claims brought against them for breach of contract, negligence and breach of confidence.
He also advises clients on the wordings of warranty and indemnity insurance policies and has experience advising on "title and no search indemnity" insurance policies for multi-million pound distressed property portfolio acquisitions. Andrew has also carried out a number of due diligence reviews for insurer clients acquiring other businesses and has developed new transactional liability insurance products for London Market insurers, including capital relief products.
Andrew sits on the committee of the British Insurance Law Association (BILA)