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Clyde & Co

Insurance

9 ranked lawyersBand 1ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A market-leading contentious practice that offers international coverage and an exemplary global reputation. Experienced in all manners of insurance coverage disputes, including professional indemnity, financial lines, product liability, maritime, aviation and personal injury claims. Additionally has a strong offering in terms of regulatory and transactional insurance mandates. Regularly advises a wide range of high-calibre international insurers, corporate clients and financial institutions, working closely with its other offices in the region. Offers notable experience in advising insurers entering into bancassurance arrangements. Demonstrates particular expertise handling class action claims, advising on coverage issues.

Strengths

A client describes the team as "first rate" and commends them for "providing both clear legal advice but taking into account the business issues."

Another client claims: "I highly appreciate Clyde & Co for being professional and responsive. Their lawyers are client-focused and always think of the best for their clients."

Notable practitioners

Gloria Jones has a broad insurance offering, with particular experience advising on casualty claims, as well as occupier's liability cases. Her client roster includes both local and international insurance firms as well as airlines and P&I clubs.

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. One client notes: "He is readily accessible and provides crystal-clear legal advice with excellent recommendations coupled with commercial considerations."

Joyce Chan draws strength from her industry background, having previously worked as an in-house lawyer in the insurance sphere. A client finds her to be "equally competent in terms of old and new insurance laws and regulations" as well as "proactive and dedicated."

Kevin Martin has a growing insurance practice and has particular experience advising clients on the drafting of warranty and indemnity clauses. Apart from insurance, his expertise is also at the service of marine logistics and retail sector clients.

Michael Cripps often provides regulatory advice on cross-border matters. He is also adept at handling digital licence applications and the relevant insurance coverage issues. He is described by a client as "knowledgeable about the local market and quite impressive."

Yeow Mun is active in financial lines and D&O liability work, as well as personal injury claims. One client commends her, claiming: "She is always very supportive," and also praises her for being "happy to provide an overview so we can better assess insurance exposures."

Peter Coles is recognised for his activity handling insurance claims in the aviation sphere, with three decades of experience handling matters across the Asia-Pacific region. He also handles transactional work for aviation clients, including acquisitions and investments.

Rosie Ng is a consultant for the firm's insurance practice, handling professional indemnity claims as well as policy drafting. "She gets to the bottom of a question," a source observes, noting that she "wants to understand the logic and implications."

Simon McConnell continues to be highly active in the contentious insurance sphere and demonstrates additional expertise in employment law, financial lines and casualty work. He is also the managing partner of the firm's Hong Kong office.

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China

Insurance: Contentious (International Firms)


Gloria Jones
Band 2
Ik Wei Chong
Band 3
Mun Yeow
Band 2
Peter Coles
Band 3
Simon McConnell
Band 1

Insurance: Non-contentious (International Firms)


Joyce Chan
Band 2