Melissa is a senior associate at Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore. She has been in Singapore since 2012 and specialises in insurance and reinsurance, with particular expertise in:

  • Casualty Losses
  • Directors and Officers
  • Cyber and data protection risks
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Regulation

In addition, Melissa advises on energy and construction risks (including CAR/EAR policies).

Melissa was admitted in 2002 and has practised as a solicitor in London's top tier insurance law firms for the last 5 years. Melissa has acted for insurers and their insureds over a wide range of disputes including the defence of professional negligence actions, mostly in respect of construction professionals, as well as claims against directors and officers and financial institutions.  

Melissa advises insureds on cyber risks and data protection losses as well as data protection regulation within Asia.

In New Zealand and the UK, Melissa gained experience in both the defence and prosecution of business interruption claims, large construction claims and product liability claims.  Melissa has also represented commercial organisations in respect of investigations by regulators and quasi judicial bodies acting on behalf of government regulators.

In respect of non-contentious matters, Melissa has acted for a number of prominent London market insurers providing coverage advice on financial institutions’, construction and solicitors’ policies and general liability policies.  Many of her matters require advice on reinsurance and excess layer insurance issues.

She is a board member of the Singapore Insurance Institute and the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.