Insurance (International Firms)
Clyde & Co LLP
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Clyde & Co is a market-leading contentious practice that offers international coverage and an exemplary global reputation. The team is experienced in all manner of insurance coverage disputes, including professional indemnity, financial lines, product liability, maritime, aviation and personal injury claims. It also has a strong offering in terms of regulatory and transactional insurance mandates. The practice regularly advises a wide range of high-calibre international insurers, corporate clients and financial institutions, working closely with its other offices in the region. Clyde offers notable experience in advising insurers entering into bancassurance arrangements, and demonstrates particular expertise handling class action claims, advising on coverage issues.
"Clyde has a consistently high service level globally, and China is no exception. It demonstrates an excellent understanding of the Chinese market from deep knowledge of the regulators to other companies in our industry and beyond."
"The firm's partners have very in-depth knowledge of their fields, and they are able to handle very technical cases."
"We are quite satisfied with Clyde & Co's capability in investigating sanction issues and handling D&O claims. They can provide prompt responses, which is much appreciated as clients always require immediate replies."
"The cases involved a high level of technical detail and were well handled."
Simon McConnell is a market-leading lawyer specialising in contentious financial lines insurance matters, and also serves as managing partner of the Hong Kong office. He is highly skilled in handling professional negligence cases as well as insurance fraud and liability claims. "Simon has extensive knowledge and experience of handling contentious matters in the US, which is quite a unique skill set." "Simon is always responsive to all enquiries and provides the best advice." "A recognised expert, and great to work with."
Joyce Chan leads the non-contentious side of the team's insurance practice, particularly the regulatory aspects of corporate insurance. She has also developed a fintech practice that extends from her regulatory insurance expertise. "She has a very good reputation in the market." "She is very engaged and hands-on."
Yeow Mun services corporate clients on a wide range of contentious insurance matters, including professional indemnity and cyber-insurance. She is also active on Covid-related insurance disputes as well as D&O policy claims. "She is an outstanding lawyer providing critical support through difficult challenges. Mun's Chinese language abilities are sometimes essential to navigating legal issues in China. Her deep understanding of the region is a great benefit to us." "She's very professional and is a subject matter expert."
Chong Ik Wei continues to act on behalf of clients on a wide spectrum of contentious insurance claims, with particular expertise in the maritime sphere. In addition, he offers advice on credit risk and property and business interruption insurance claims. He splits his time between Clyde's offices in Shanghai and Singapore.
Gloria Jones maintains a robust casualty insurance practice covering a diverse array of claims, including personal injury and product liability claims. In addition to contentious mandates, she also advises clients on policy wording and regulatory issues. "Gloria is a very experienced and dedicated partner. She can always grasp the situations and the necessary steps to achieve the best outcome possible. We can always rely on Gloria for any questions or difficulties that we may have in Hong Kong."
Rosie Ng represents both policyholders and insurers on insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution mandates as well as more general commercial litigation. She is an expert on financial lines, product liability and property insurance claims. "It is always a pleasure to work with Rosie, she has very strong technical skills and commercial acumen." "Rosie is highly professional and practical."