DLA Piper has hired Clifford Chance insurance litigation partner John Curran in a bid to expand its insurance litigation practice in London.
The practice currently comprises partners Charles Gordon and David Murphy, under global head of litigation Neil Gerrard.
Curran had been a partner at Clifford Chance since 2000, acting on the insurance aspects of the Ministry of Defence’s £13bn air-to-air refuelling contract with AirTanker. Clifford Chance advised AirTanker as the successful bidder.
Curran will focus on DLA Piper’s relationship with general counsel in the insurance sector.