Asia-Pacific Australia Insurance Defence
1Colin Biggers & PaisleyInsurance Defence2023 | Band 1 |Colin Biggers & Paisley caters to an extensive roster of insurer clients on high-profile contentious matters, notably including high-stakes class actions and construction disputes. The firm is especially well regarded for handling big-ticket D&O and professional indemnity disputes as well as fielding expertise with regard to coverage issues. Additionally, the team is active in asbestos litigation, personal injury and transport-related claims. Colin Biggers & Paisley advises both Australian and multinational clients from within and beyond the Asia-Pacific region and is particularly noted for assisting on work originating from the London market. 1Wotton + KearneyInsurance Defence2023 | Band 1 |Wotton + Kearney is a well-regarded insurance powerhouse acting for major insurers on big-ticket disputes, including public and product liability, financial lines and professional indemnity matters. The team is experienced in claims involving the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors, among others. The firm possesses an impressive trans-Tasman footprint, maintaining six offices across Australia and New Zealand, augmented by access to overseas markets, including those in London and Europe and across Asia, through an alliance with other specialist firms. The insurance team is active in such specialist areas as subrogated recoveries, cyber risk, class actions and medical malpractice, and especially noted for its niche expertise concerning the impact of insurance-related issues on the entertainment, leisure and sports sectors. Its key clients include Allianz and Chubb Insurance.
- Clyde & CoInsurance Defence2023 | Band 1
- KennedysInsurance Defence2023 | Band 2
- Lander & RogersInsurance Defence2023 | Band 2
- MinterEllisonInsurance Defence2023 | Band 2
- Barry.Nilsson. LawyersInsurance Defence2023 | Band 3
- Moray & AgnewInsurance Defence2023 | Band 3
4Hall & WilcoxInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4 |Hall & Wilcox acts for insurers, reinsurers, underwriters and self-insured corporations on contentious and non-contentious insurance matters, including policy wording, regulatory issues, claims recovery and settlement strategies. The firm is also noted for its representation of Lloyd's of London syndicates and Australian state government insurance providers. Its product lines include professional indemnity, management liability, general and product liability, workers' compensation, recoveries and accident and health. Hall & Wilcox also assists insurers on statutory insurance matters such as workers' compensation and compulsory third-party insurance.
- Carter NewellInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4
- Gilchrist ConnellInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4
- HWL Ebsworth LawyersInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4
- Jackson McDonaldInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4
- Norton Rose FulbrightInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4
- Sparke HelmoreInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4
- Yeldham Price O'Brien LuskInsurance Defence2023 | Band 4
5DLA Piper AustraliaInsurance Defence2023 | Band 5 |DLA Piper has a full-service offering and is well-placed to act across financial lines, construction, cyber and W&I claims. The team is also noted for its non-contentious capability, with experience advising on transactional and compliance matters, as well as pricing and insurance products. Its key clients include major insurers such as Suncorp and Swiss Re. The insurance team is also active in the insuretech space, representing venture capital firms and start-ups. 5Mills OakleyInsurance Defence2023 | Band 5 |Mill Oakley demonstrates strong litigation capability, with expertise across a broad range of insurance lines including construction, marine, professional indemnity, D&O and medical. The firm is often retained by insurers such as Suncorp, QBE and Lawcover.
- McCabe CurwoodInsurance Defence2023 | Band 5
- Meridian LawyersInsurance Defence2023 | Band 5