• Made up of two units, Middle Market Casualty and International Casualty, that offer specialty liability expertise and insurance solutions
  • Quick decision making due to our local underwriting and claims authority; 100% of decisions made in Canada
  • Ability to underwrite / Appetite for U.S. Exposure


  • Commercial General Liability (occurrence and claims made)
  • Global CGL Programs (DIC/DIL extensions with local policies issued through Berkley’s Global Network)
  • Umbrella Liability (mono line as well as in support of underlying Canadian /foreign policies)
  • Excess Liability
  • Access to D&O and Environmental capabilities to round out account
  • Property capabilities available to support Casualty capacity

Sweet Spot:

  • Manufacturing with a focus on:
      • Food
      • Metal/Glass Products
      • Consumer Products
      • Machinery & Equipment
      • Non-Critical Automotive Products
  • Professional Services including Environmental Consultants written to support our E&O capabilities
  • Specialty Contractors including Restoration, Mould and Asbestos Remediation Contractors written to support our E&O capabilities
  • Broad Product Liability appetite for Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Distributers


  • $25K for GL/Package Business
  • $30K net for monoline Umbrella and Excess
  • Casualty Capacity: $5M CGL, $25M Umbrella and Excess
  • Property Capacity: <$10M sweet spot
  • Minimum Premium >$25K for GL / Package Business
  • Minimum Premium >$30K NET for monoline Umbrella and Excess
  • Target Premium: $50K+
  • Minimum Deductible: $10K

Marketing Sheets


Berkley Canada Casualty Team

Sharon Shih

Sharon Shih
Assistant Vice President, International Casualty


Alain Paris

Alain Paris
Assistant Vice President, Mid- Market Casualty


Matthew Darcy

Matthew Darcy
Underwriter, Mid- Market Casualty


Amélie Pelletier

Amélie Pelletier
Director of Underwriting Casualty and Technology


Graham Toon

Graham Toon
Vice President, International Casualty


Berkley Canada Supporting Capabilities