Melbourne, 24 June 2022: Global law firm Clyde & Co continues to expand its market-leading Insurance and Regulatory and Investigations offering and bolsters its corporate insurance practice with the Partner hire of Matthew Ellis in Melbourne.
Matt is a corporate and regulatory lawyer focused on the insurance sector, with an extensive track record across corporate transactions, the regulation of insurance products and services, regulatory investigations and financial services class actions. Besides Australia, Matt has spent over four years practising in the UK market and has acted for domestic and international insurers and intermediaries on local and cross-border mandates.
Matt joins from Norton Rose Fulbright and will work closely with partners Nicole Wearne, Ganga Narayanan and Mark Attard, who all moved to Clyde & Co’s Melbourne office from Norton Rose Fulbright in February 2020. Building on Clyde & Co’s global platform, Matt will work to grow the advisory and regulatory disputes practice and further strengthen the corporate and regulatory practice alongside Avryl Lattin and Dean Carrigan.
Clyde & Co’s global corporate insurance practice has a clear focus on insurance transactions including insurance business transfers and associated regulatory approvals, and with Matt, has now added one of very few corporate partners in Australia who have deep related expertise and experience.
Commenting on the hire, Lucinda Lyons, Partner and Head of Insurance in Australia, says: “The regulation of insurance products has increased and will continue to do so, leading to greater demand for these services, across both front end, corporate and regulatory advisory work, and litigation and regulatory investigations. Matthew’s addition to the team ensures that our leading practice is set up well to meet this increasing demand.”
James Cooper, Partner and Chair of the Global Insurance Practice, says: “This hire will further strengthen our global team and add to our already market-leading capabilities when it comes to advising insurance clients on their global operations.”
Matthew Ellis comments: “I am excited to be joining Clyde & Co and working with our clients to find opportunities and success in what remains a challenging local and global regulatory environment. I share the firm’s strong commitment and focus on the insurance sector and look forward to building on its reputation as the world’s leading insurance firm.”
Clyde & Co is the world's pre-eminent insurance law firm, offering an unmatched depth of coverage and defence capabilities across every line of insurance and reinsurance business, from the smallest claim to the most complex loss. It provides a complete range of corporate, commercial, regulatory and advisory services including advising on policy wording issues, product development, funding options and recoveries.