Australia: Insurance & Reinsurance 2017

We highlight 13 leading insurance and reinsurance practitioners in this chapter.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Oscar Shub Clyde & Co Australia, Sydney
2. John Edmond Clyde & Co Australia, Sydney
3. Fred Hawke Clayton Utz, Melbourne

At CLYDE & CO AUSTRALIA, Oscar Shub is identified as one of the leading names in the market, with notable experience both in private practice and in-house. He handles a wide array of compliance and regulatory issues as well as captive insurer arrangements.
John Edmond is similarly highly regarded, with sources praising his skill in insurance litigation in particular. He is also the firm’s managing partner in Australia.

KING & WOOD MALLESON’s Peter Stockdale is a “highly regarded” practitioner and a “standout litigator who splits his time between Sydney and London. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in the insurance field.

Tricia Hobson heads NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT’s Australian insurance practice and is a notable name for coverage disputes involving sectors such as construction and financial services. She is also deeply experienced in in D&O and cyber risk matters.

Fred Hawke of CLAYTON UTZ is a “standout lawyer for litigation matters” who sources also note for his deep technical understanding of insurance issues.

Peter Mann at GROUND FLOOR WENTWORTH CHAMBERS is a highly experienced and well-known name in the insurance market. His practice covers life insurance and general insurance disputes.

At DLA PIPER AUSTRALIA, Michael Gill is highlighted as a “leading insurance lawyer” who stands out for his exceptional experience, which comprises over 40 years in the field.

Frank Lawson of CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH is another seasoned practitioner in the market whose depth of experience makes him a favourite choice for clients requiring sophisticated insurance advice.

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