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Priya Gobal

Senior Associate

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Priya Gobal

Priya Gobal

Senior Associate

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Priya Gobal

Priya Gobal

Senior Associate

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Priya is called to the Singapore Bar and has been part of the insurance practice in the Singapore office since January 2019. She advises and acts for insurers and reinsurers in a variety of multi-jurisdictional coverage disputes involving D&O liability, professional indemnity, W&I liability, employment practices liability, product liability, cyber risk and trade credit risk. On behalf of (re)insurers, she also conducts and manages significant litigation and arbitration in various jurisdictions worldwide. In addition, she has assisted with crisis response and regulatory notifications for major cyber incidents.

Prior to specialising in the insurance practice, she was a litigator for five years at a leading local firm and has advised and acted in commercial, banking and employment disputes as well as civil fraud and defamation claims. She has also acted as defence counsel in criminal proceedings involving allegations of, amongst others, fraud, cheating and corruption.

Additionally, she regularly instructs and mentors candidates taking the Singapore Bar examinations in File Management System.

Experience
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues under D&O policies relating to multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations and proceedings relating to alleged fraudulent accounting practices by insured global FinTech company
  • Managing litigation proceedings in Mauritius involving claims against numerous D&O policy insureds seeking US$ 30m in damages for breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Managing litigation proceedings brought in Indonesia seeking US$ 20m in damages against PI policy insured for claims arising out of arbitration proceedings
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues relating to as well as managing proceedings and settlement of employment related class action claims in California, US against insured international corporation
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues under product liability policies in relation to claims against the insureds for alleged property damage caused by defective component parts and contaminated food products
  • Acting for global leader in trade credit insurance in arbitration proceedings brought by the insured bank under trade credit risk policy
  • Advising insurers on coverage issues under W&I policy relating to breach of various tax warranties and indemnities in a sale and purchase agreement
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues and monitoring of regulatory response and legal proceedings arising therefrom relating to major cyber hacking incident of an e-commerce platform in the SEA region potentially affecting tens of millions of users
  • Assisted with incident response and subsequent notifications to regulators and affected individuals for an ASX listed tourism company subject to a data breach affecting 130,000 individuals globally.

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Expertise

Priya is a member of the non-marine insurance practice in the Singapore office. She advises and acts for (re)insurers in multi-jurisdictional coverage disputes including D&O, PI, W&I, product liability, cyber risk and trade credit risk matters.

Regions covered
Full Profile

Priya is called to the Singapore Bar and has been part of the insurance practice in the Singapore office since January 2019. She advises and acts for insurers and reinsurers in a variety of multi-jurisdictional coverage disputes involving D&O liability, professional indemnity, W&I liability, employment practices liability, product liability, cyber risk and trade credit risk. On behalf of (re)insurers, she also conducts and manages significant litigation and arbitration in various jurisdictions worldwide. In addition, she has assisted with crisis response and regulatory notifications for major cyber incidents.

Prior to specialising in the insurance practice, she was a litigator for five years at a leading local firm and has advised and acted in commercial, banking and employment disputes as well as civil fraud and defamation claims. She has also acted as defence counsel in criminal proceedings involving allegations of, amongst others, fraud, cheating and corruption.

Additionally, she regularly instructs and mentors candidates taking the Singapore Bar examinations in File Management System.

Experience
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues under D&O policies relating to multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations and proceedings relating to alleged fraudulent accounting practices by insured global FinTech company
  • Managing litigation proceedings in Mauritius involving claims against numerous D&O policy insureds seeking US$ 30m in damages for breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Managing litigation proceedings brought in Indonesia seeking US$ 20m in damages against PI policy insured for claims arising out of arbitration proceedings
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues relating to as well as managing proceedings and settlement of employment related class action claims in California, US against insured international corporation
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues under product liability policies in relation to claims against the insureds for alleged property damage caused by defective component parts and contaminated food products
  • Acting for global leader in trade credit insurance in arbitration proceedings brought by the insured bank under trade credit risk policy
  • Advising insurers on coverage issues under W&I policy relating to breach of various tax warranties and indemnities in a sale and purchase agreement
  • Advising insurer on coverage issues and monitoring of regulatory response and legal proceedings arising therefrom relating to major cyber hacking incident of an e-commerce platform in the SEA region potentially affecting tens of millions of users
  • Assisted with incident response and subsequent notifications to regulators and affected individuals for an ASX listed tourism company subject to a data breach affecting 130,000 individuals globally.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance