Norton Rose Fulbright

Insurance Department

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What the team is known for Well-established global firm, with prestigious groups in the UK and Australia, in addition to solid capabilities in continental Europe, Singapore and South Africa. On the disputes side, the firm has particular expertise in the marine, energy and aviation sectors. The corporate team advises on all aspects of life, non-life and Lloyd's market transactions. Also handles company restructuring and regulatory work, with the UK and European teams in particular being engaged to advise on Brexit preparations and international reorganisations. Continues to be active in the insurtech space, advising insurers on an array of innovative fintech-related developments.

Strengths One impressed client said: "They are more cutting-edge in emerging technologies," adding: "They seem very clued in to the sector."

Sources highlight Norton Rose Fulbright as "one of the best-known and most well-regarded firms in the insurance sector, with a national and global presence which provides greater depth for more complex claims."

Work highlights Advised Bain Capital on the regulatory aspects of its USD1.2 billion acquisition of UK-based insurer esure.

Represented AIG concerning a EUR300 million W&I insurance claim following the discovery of financial irregularities on the part of the insured's holding company.

Notable practitioners

London-based James Bateson heads the global financial institutions and insurance practice. Tricia Hobson in Sydney heads the Asia-Pacific insurance group. Singapore-based Anna Tipping is the head of the firm's Asia insurance practice.