Insurance

Melbourne

Clydes expands Down Under with partner trio from Norton Rose Fulbright

Clyde & Co has snagged three partners from Norton Rose Fulbright, as the firm bulks up in Melbourne. Nicole Wearne, Ganga Narayanan and Mark Attard have joined Clydes from Norton Rose, expanding the firm’s contentious and non-contentious insurance work. Wearne acts for local and overseas insurers in professional indemnity, class action defence and management liability. […]

DACB raids Spanish firm for 20-lawyer group hire

DAC Beachcroft continues its Spanish expansion, as it gains a 20-lawyer team in Madrid from local firm Asjusa Abogados. The firm has integrated its Spanish office with lawyers joining from Asjusa, a boutique insurance and civil responsibility firm – specialising in Spanish healthcare law. Three partners and 20 lawyers – specialising in professional liability and […]

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Clifford Chance and Skadden drafted in on £3.2bn Swiss Re subsidiary sale

An eight-strong partner team from Clifford Chance and a five-partner one from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have taken the lead on the £3.2bn sale of ReAssure, a subsidiary of Zurich-based insurance company Swiss Re, to UK insurer Phoenix Group Holdings. As part of the deal, which will be completed in mid-2020 and is currently […]

Clydes hires NEDs to bring the “voice of the client” into the boardroom

Clyde & Co has appointed two non-executive directors (NEDs) to its management board – the first time such a position has been created at the firm. Former Lloyd’s of London CEO Dame Inga Beale and former Grant Thornton US CEO Stephen Chipman will join Clydes’ board in the new year, as independent board members. Clydes […]

DAC Beachcroft snares five-partner insurance team from BLM

DAC Beachcroft has added further depth to its Scottish offering, picking up a five-partner team from insurance specialist BLM. The team, made up of insurance litigation partners Louise Gallagher, Gillian Rushbury, Rachel Rough, Iain Buchanan and Jamie Varney join DACB’s Glasgow office today. The departing team are all from ex-Scottish practice HBM Sayers, which merged […]

San Francisco

Clydes hit by further losses as eight US partners leave firm

Just days after a UK team of partners resigned from to form a boutique, another group of eight partners are set to leave Clyde & Co and set up their own venture in the US. The partners are to leave Clydes’ San Francisco office to set up a legal boutique called Atheria Law. Joan D’Ambrosio, […]

Ten firms win places on Aviva’s first panel review since 2013

FTSE 100 insurance giant Aviva has completed a review of its two largest legal panels, with ten firms making the grade. Allen & Overy, DLA Piper, Eversheds Sutherland, Pinsent Masons and Slaughter and May have been reappointed to the Aviva Group panel, as well as RPC as a new addition. DLA Piper and Eversheds have […]

Norton Rose Fulbright to lose seven insurance lawyers to DACB

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s insurance team has been hit once again, as seven lawyers exit for DAC Beachcroft. The group will follow former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Liam O’Connell, who left the firm in May to head DACB’s global insurance practice. He will be joined by fellow partner Kirsty Hick, who litigates on behalf of insurance […]

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