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Senior Associate (admitted in South Africa and not admitted in Australia)
Hannes is a foreign qualified senior associate in the Brisbane office with extensive experience in insurance and commercial litigation for claims against financial institutions, professional liability and defence work as well as providing coverage advise to insurers and re-insurers both locally and globally.
Hannes is a foreign qualified Senior Associate in the Professional & Financial Disputes team, based in Brisbane since February 2021.
Hannes focuses on insurance and commercial disputes in financial lines (including buyer side warranty and indemnity) as well as professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ liability. Hannes further provides coverage advice on various aspects of short term policies to local and global insurers, and re-insurers alike.
In recent years, Hannes has also been involved in an increasing number of cyber claims.
Hannes has a particular interest in claims and disputes against professionals involved in the mining, construction and engineering industries as well as in the auditing profession.
Hannes obtained his LLB (cum laude) and LLM from the University of the Free State, South Africa and was admitted to the High Court of South Africa in 2014. Hannes is not admitted in Australia.
Financial Institutions, Directors & Officers
Insurance & Reinsurance