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36 Commercial announces that Celso De Azevedo has joined from top 50 UK and international law firm

27th October 2020

Celso De Azevedo is an international re/insurance and commercial dispute resolution lawyer, qualified both in the UK and as a New York Attorney, who is regarded as a leader in the fields of cross- border and conflict of laws international litigation, particularly involving cyber risks, cyber insurance, cyber litigation, business interruption, marine, trade, construction, engineering, D&O, E&O, casualty, offshore and energy losses, including subrogation claims.

Celso’s latest book, “Cyber Risks Insurance – Law and Practice”, was published by Sweet & Maxwell in July 2019 and he has also authored the latest edition of “Walmsley on Business Interruption Insurance”, published by Witherby Insurance.

Celso is a founding committee member of the Cyber Insurance Association and past President of the London Business Interruption Association. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and a former visiting lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee (CEPMLP).

Celso has also contributed a chapter on “Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration - A View from the London Market” to the Lexis Nexis publication, “International Commercial Arbitration Practice in the 21st Century”.

Celso has extensive experience in dealing with complex legal issues relating to cyber risks insurance disputes as well as business interruption losses in property and contingent business interruption policy wordings.

Dean Armstrong QC, Joint head of Chambers comments: We at The 36 Group are delighted to welcome a truly exceptional talent in Celso. I am particularly pleased, as head of cyber, that he has chosen to join us. His experience, expertise and reputation is a stellar addition to an already first class team. His presence confirms and enhances our position as the pre eminent cyber team at the Bar.

Steven Newbery, 36 Commercial Practice Manager comments: “I am delighted that Celso chose 36 Commercial; he is a very well-established and respected international practitioner. His arrival at 36 Commercial shows that regardless of the challenging times we currently work in, our commercial team continues to go from strength to strength. Celso’s particular expertise in Cyber Insurance, Cyber litigation and Cyber risks work, where we are already trailblazing, brings yet another dimension to our offering.”

Celso Comments: “It is a great honour to join the 36 Commercial team, in my return to the Bar, after several years working as an international litigation partner based in the City of London. The 36 Commercial’s reputation for the highest calibre of commercial and cyber risks work is matchless, whilst promoting collaborative partnerships within the legal industry. For the last 23 years, I have acted in most complex international arbitrations and advised in court proceedings worldwide. I aim to carry on contributing towards the resolution of these intricate legal disputes as a returning member of the Bar.”


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