Munich Re Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s






Munich Re Syndicate 457 at Lloyd’s (formerly Watkins Syndicate) is primarily a dedicated marine specialist founded on the best Lloyd’s traditions of innovation and adaptability. The Munich Re Syndicate is committed to providing bespoke insurance solutions in a dynamic and ever-changing market place. In the Middle East Munich Re Syndicate 457 operates as Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Re, the world’s leading reinsurance company, the syndicate can offer clients top quality insurance products, fully aligned to unparalleled security.

Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited has been trading in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub continent since 2006 and is committed to providing high quality service to its customers, combining the risk experience of its Lloyd’s operation with dedicated local resources.

Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited writes the following insurances:


  • Offshore Energy (Exploration & Production)                   

  • Offshore Construction                                         

  • Marine Cargo                                                                   

  • Cargo War on Land

  • Project Cargo (including DSU)                                                     

  • Hull and Machinery

  • Yacht

  • Builders Risk

  • Marine and Transport Liabilities

  • Ports and Terminals

  • Marine Trade

  • Marine and Aviation War

  • Specie (Fine Art, Jeweller’s Block, Vault Risks & CIT)

  • Subsea Equipment


Non Marine & Specialty Lines

  • Personal Accident

  • Political Violence and Terrorism

  • Trade Credit and Political Risk

  • Contingency (Event Cancellation, Film and Media)

  • Cyber


Office Contacts

Munich Re Syndicate Middle East Limited

Telephone +971 4 446 9200

Fax +971 4 446 9220



Patrick Fernandes

SEO & Managing Director

Telephone +971 4 446 9200



Ben Brough

Director & Underwriting Manager

Telephone +971 4 446 9202



Seetharaman L

Manager (Underwriting) - Specie and Cargo

Telephone +971 4 446 9204



Filippo Vailati

Underwriter - Marine Liabilities and Marine Trade

Telephone: +971 4 446 9208



Michael Morgan

Underwriter (Terrorism & Political Violence)

Telephone +971 4 446 9207



Deepak Haridas

Underwriting Support

Telephone: +971 4 446 9206





Seema Pradeep

Claims Coordinator

Telephone: +971 4 446 9205