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Ashurst

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Ashurst's impressive group offers extensive expertise in policyholder work, particularly D&O, warranty and indemnity matters, and is well placed to advise on the placement of insurance for acquisitions, business risk, construction and sustainment. Also regularly advises blue-chip insurer clients on a range of non-contentious issues including policy development and insurance M&A. Increasingly active in the growing area of cyber insurance law, with experience advising on a range of cyber risk matters and cyber insurance reviews. Able to draw on the firm's global reach in order to service international matters. Key clients include AIA Group, KSL Capital Partners and Toll Holdings.

Strengths

A client describes the Ashurst practice as "a deep team which provides updates in a well-balanced and regular manner across a range of areas relevant to my organisation," adding: "The advice provided has been detailed and excellently researched."

Another client notes: "The whole team that Ashurst are able to bring together is excellent."

Work highlights

Ashurst advised the Canadian government with regard to the insurance coverage of a wide range of its naval assets, including surface combatant, Arctic and offshore patrol, and joint support vessels, the team bringing to the mandate extensive experience of similar work for the Australian government.

Notable practitioners

Rehana Box is widely acknowledged as a standout practitioner in the insurance space generally, and especially where non-contentious issues are concerned. Based in Sydney, she acts particularly prominently on transactional and regulatory matters, including cross-border mandates. Interviewees testify both to her "very deep understanding of insurance law and related matters in Australia" and to her ability to provide "tailored advice" in a cross-jurisdictional context. Sources also note that she "applies her expertise in a very practical way," one observing: "I know that I can call her and get not just excellent advice, but the right advice."

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Overview

Department: Insurance

Partner for this department: Rehana Box

No of employees in department: 12

Our insurance team includes experts with unique specialties, encompassing, in addition to general areas, niche areas of insurance law. This breadth and depth of scope enables Ashurst to offer clients insurance advice and solutions in the context of construction projects, M&A transactions, environmental matters and numerous other areas.

Our insurance industry clients value our understanding of the regulatory environment in which they operate and our ability to provide advice that takes into account their business environment.

We are leading advisors to some of Australia's largest insurers on a broad range of regulatory and non-contentious issues including capital adequacy, product development, insurance portfolio transfers, white labelling, captive insurance arrangements, distribution arrangements, reinsurance and regulatory compliance issues. We are also long term advisors to insureds, our work for insureds on non-contentious insurance matters is unmatched.

We are leading the market in evolving areas such as cyber insurance. Our team bring particular insight into current market practice and a practical understanding on a range of cyber risk matters and cyber insurance reviews. Our contractual insurance terms have become benchmarks in Australia.  We have also recently worked to develop innovative trade credit insurance arrangements, an insurance increasingly prominent given COVID19.

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Ashurst

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Level 11, 5 Martin Place

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Rehana Box
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