Edward Smerdon is the managing partner of Sedgwick’s London office. He is recognised as a leading lawyer in insurance and reinsurance, including coverage disputes, non-contentious product development, and transactional work. – His particular emphasis is on liability insurance / reinsurance, where he has developed a market leading role in the field of Directors & Officers liability, financial institutions, pharmaceutical product liability insurance, and casualty, in particular CGL and Umbrella insurance and reinsurance. Nearly all of his work is international related, involving coverage problems in five continents. Mr Smerdon mainly acts for London and Bermuda insurance markets, but also for some major international companies who need advice on their insurance programmes. He has become a leading authority on the interaction between D&O insurance and indemnification.