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Christopher MacRoberts

Christopher MacRoberts

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Christopher is a South African qualified attorney with experience in insurance and reinsurance coverage advice and dispute resolution.

He advises major South African financial institutions and insurers, Lloyd's syndicates and coverholders in relation to coverage, defence, recoveries and policy wordings. Christopher’s interest in liability claims extends to acting for audit practices, intermediaries and specialist PI underwriters in professional indemnity matters.

Christopher holds BCom and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, both with distinction, and practised as an Associate with another large multi-national firm before joining Clyde & Co. He was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2013. 

Experience

Christopher's experience includes:

  • Defending personal liability actions against the insured directors of listed companies following corporate failures.
  • Pursuing fidelity guarantee recovery actions in Southern and Central Africa for major international insurers.
  • Advising local and international insurers on D&O coverage, policy interpretation and product development.
  • Assisting a large audit firm in the defence and settlement of one of South Africa's largest auditor liability actions.
  • Acting for the captive insurers of large South African banks on coverage and recovery in bankers blanket bond actions.
  • Defending an insurer's decision not to advance defence costs in an arbitration arising from a rejected D&O claim.
  • Providing regular advice to auditors, insurance brokers and financial professionals on professional indemnity matters and disciplinary complaints.

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Expertise

Christopher advises international and local insurers and financial institutions on coverage and defence. He specialises in financial lines with emphasis on directors' and officers' liability, professional indemnity, fidelity guarantee and bankers blanket bond claims.

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Full Profile

Christopher is a South African qualified attorney with experience in insurance and reinsurance coverage advice and dispute resolution.

He advises major South African financial institutions and insurers, Lloyd's syndicates and coverholders in relation to coverage, defence, recoveries and policy wordings. Christopher’s interest in liability claims extends to acting for audit practices, intermediaries and specialist PI underwriters in professional indemnity matters.

Christopher holds BCom and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, both with distinction, and practised as an Associate with another large multi-national firm before joining Clyde & Co. He was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2013. 

Experience

Christopher's experience includes:

  • Defending personal liability actions against the insured directors of listed companies following corporate failures.
  • Pursuing fidelity guarantee recovery actions in Southern and Central Africa for major international insurers.
  • Advising local and international insurers on D&O coverage, policy interpretation and product development.
  • Assisting a large audit firm in the defence and settlement of one of South Africa's largest auditor liability actions.
  • Acting for the captive insurers of large South African banks on coverage and recovery in bankers blanket bond actions.
  • Defending an insurer's decision not to advance defence costs in an arbitration arising from a rejected D&O claim.
  • Providing regular advice to auditors, insurance brokers and financial professionals on professional indemnity matters and disciplinary complaints.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Cyber Risk

  • Data Protection & Privacy

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