AIG Asia in-house litigation head joins Thai firm Tilleke & Gibbins

AIG Asia assistant general counsel Aaron Le Marquer has swapped his in-house career for private practice after joining Thai firm Tilleke & Gibbins as a consultant in Bangkok.

Insurance advice in demand in Thailand

Le Marquer, a UK-qualified solicitor, is a veteran in insurance work in Asia. In his previous role at AIG, he had regional responsibility for significant litigation and commercial lines business in 14 Asia Pacific countries. Prior to his time at AIG, he worked in the London offices of Shook Hardy & Bacon and Pinsent Masons, handling complex claims for insurers in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

At Tilleke & Gibbins, Le Marquer will focus on a full range of insurance matters, including both contentious and non-contentious work. He will work within the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation team, which is led by co-managing partner Tiziana Sucharitkul.

He will also collaborate with the firm’s corporate and commercial group to advise on commercial agreements, policy wordings, and regulatory requirements within the insurance sector in both Thailand and Vietnam.

“T&G offered the opportunity to get involved in a hands-on way in an exciting and rapidly developing jurisdiction,” said Le Marquer. “The 2009 floods underlined the importance of insurance to the Thai economy, and the sector is experiencing a period of substantial growth. The need for specialist legal advice and representation has followed accordingly, and so it was a natural time to make the move.”

AIG Asia’s regional legal department is headed by general counsel Pamela Yeo in Singapore. It is understood that the company is yet to name a new assistant general counsel.