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What the team is known for Highly respected and well-resourced practice covering an exceptionally broad range of insurance and reinsurance matters, from marine, aviation and corporate insurance to regulatory and licensing issues. Acts for major global companies and leading insurers, both in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific region. Clients benefit from local capability attained through a JLV with domestic firm Clasis LLC. The team is also noted for its experience advising on financial lines cases, including trade credit mandates.
Strengths The team is praised by interviewees for its strength in marine insurance matters, with one noting its "practical and commercial approach to issues and strong relationship-building skills."
Clients also single the team out for its subrogation acumen, highlighting its "very good reputation in Singapore for loss claims."
Work highlights Acted for the crew of the vessel 'Lai Bao' and the insurers, Lodestar Marine, to recover unpaid crew wages from the vessel owners.
Ian Roberts remains a go-to choice for multinational corporations and brand-name insurers seeking counsel on financial lines and trade credit matters. One client confirms his "strength on both claims and non-claims work," while another interviewee underlines his "expertise in trade-related issues."
Nicholas Sykes is called upon to handle contentious insurance matters arising in the energy, construction and property sectors. A client values his approach to tackling issues, describing him as an "excellent lawyer with clear goals in mind."