Insurance & Financial Services
Our Insurance & Financial Services team comprises dedicated practitioners with market leading expertise across all aspects of insurance, financial services, superannuation, and funds management. Our teams are located in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
As a leading provider of legal services to the insurance industry, we have successfully advised, managed and resolved matters for major insurers for more than 60 years. Our lawyers are focused on delivering solutions for our clients that are both commercially sound and meet their business objectives. With our deep industry knowledge, we provide tailored advice to corporate clients, insurers, reinsurers, and intermediaries on: acquisitions, restructuring, portfolio transfers, regulatory investigations and enforcement, licensing and compliance, product development, policy wording and drafting, and new distribution channels.
We offer expertise in all areas of litigated and non-litigated claims, including: professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability, property and industrial special risks, construction and engineering, public and product liability, medical indemnity, marine, aviation, life insurance, and reinsurance. We are involved in much of the leading litigation in Australia and New Zealand, including class actions, major property disputes, multi-party professional indemnity actions, D&O claims, and catastrophic medical indemnity claims. Our teams are familiar with the particular complexities inherent in these specialised areas and understand the importance of insurers’ relationships with their insureds and intermediaries, and the need to keep all parties fully apprised of all significant aspects of claims.
With the constant changes to the legislative and regulatory environment in the financial services industry, trustees, fund administrators, financial advice entities, management services companies, and employers alike turn to us for assistance. Through our broad range of clients and depth of experience, we have developed a reputation in the superannuation industry that is second to none. Our portfolio of clients includes First State Super, UniSuper, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Mercer, MLC Super Fund, and Telstra Super.
Being at the forefront of global financial and industry trends, we understand the challenges, disruptions, and opportunities impacting our clients in this sector. Our clients value our considered solutions and integrated whole of business offering which includes property and leasing, employment, corporate structuring, and litigation.