Insurance & Reinsurance
Ian is the Managing Partner of Clyde & Co’s Singapore office and leads their regional insurance practice. He is an experienced commercial litigator with a particular focus on [re]insurance coverage issues. He has significant experience in dispute resolution through litigation, arbitration and mediation.
very strong technically and has a deep knowledge of his insurer customers' businesses,"
Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2020
strength on both claims and non-claims work,"
Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2021
Ian has extensive experience in handing Financial Lines and General Liability claims (coverage, monitoring and defence) on behalf of insurers including FI, PI, D&O, W&I, fidelity, environmental and cyber matters. Another significant area of focus for Ian is the political and credit risk sector for which he regularly advises insurers on coverage and recoveries issues involving all types of policies, including short-term multi buyer, whole turnover, structured credit and single risk policies.
Ian also advises generally on reinsurance issues and disputes.
Ian's cases have involved him managing and conducting significant litigation / arbitration and claims events on behalf of [re]insurers in a variety of jurisdictions around the world. He also regularly undertakes wordings work and product development.
Ian is a commercially minded lawyer who has benefited from a twelve month secondment to the London market claims team of a major insurer underwriting off both company and Lloyd's syndicate platforms. He is both UK and Australian qualified.
Ian has been consistently acknowledged as a leading insurance practitioner by Chambers Asia Pacific guide and is ranked Band 1 for insurance in Singapore. He is also ranked as a Leading Individual for Insurance (Singapore) in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide. Ian is hailed by clients as "absolutely brilliant - standout for level of engagement on detail of issues.", "an exceptional lawyer and my preference of lawyer to deal with in Asia,", "strength on both claims and non-claims work" as well as being "persuasive, charming and technically strong – he’s the lawyer you want in a complex coverage dispute". He is specifically recognised in Chambers & Partners for his "expertise in trade related issues“.
Insurance & Reinsurance