Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 60/40%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; September 2009
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017
Number of Arbitrations
As an Arbitrator: 111
As an Umpire: 5
As Outside Counsel: 22
As Employee Manager: 20
Spiro K. Bantis has been in the insurance/reinsurance industry for more than 35 years, having extensive experience in the conduct and resolution of insurance and reinsurance disputes, handling claims for both the domestic US and Lloyd’s markets. Additionally, in the last 15 years, Mr. Bantis has devoted a significant portion of his practice to providing expert commentary in matters involving insurance and reinsurance issues, as well as serving as an arbitrator in numerous insurance and reinsurance disputes and has been certified as such by ARIAS-US. He also regularly counsels insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers on various aspects of their business, including claims, product development/policy drafting and regulatory matters. In addition, Mr. Bantis has received the highest possible rating (AV Preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell.
Prior to joining London Fischer LLP in 2004, Mr. Bantis served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Gulf Insurance Group (a member of Travelers) in New York City. In such capacity, he was responsible for all legal affairs for Gulf’s operations, including claims/litigation, claims operations and systems, corporate mergers and acquisitions, insurance regulatory affairs, product development and underwriting assessment, agency and reinsurance contract drafting and arbitrations. Mr. Bantis also formed and helped manage Gulf’s Lloyd’s and other international operations.