The Insurance Practice Group handles a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance matters. These include liability claims, coverage disputes, and regulatory and transactional advice.
The team regularly represents local and foreign insurers, underwriters, indemnity providers, brokers, corporations, financial institutions and individual policyholders. Many of these matters involve the management of high-value, complex claims with cross-border elements. These include professional liability, personal injury, construction defects, directors & officers (D&O) and property damage claims. We also work closely with our clients to achieve a favourable resolution of these claims, whether through negotiation, mediation or court or arbitration proceedings.
Through the DNA Network, the Insurance Practice Group is able to provide first class support to clients with regional operations. We are able to tap on the expertise of specialists from offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia to provide seamless and integrated advice on cross-border disputes and transactions.
Siraj Omar, SCDirector, Dispute Resolution
Chia Voon JietDirector, Dispute Resolution / Co-Head, Investigations
Vincent Ariesta LiePartner / Mergers & Acquisitions / Energy / Infrastructure & Construction / Insurance
Rahayu Ningsih HoedPartner / Energy / Real Estate / Dispute Resolution / Arbitration & litigation / Tax / Investigation & Crisis Management / Crime / Insurance
Sagadaven ThangaveluPartner / Dispute Resolution
The DNA Insurance Practice Group has handled a number of significant matters, including the following:
- Instructed by insurers to act for a leading University in defending a cross-border trade secret and conspiracy claim commenced in the United States. Depositions were conducted in Singapore and a database expert from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was retained.
- Successfully defended a claim by the insurer agent based on tort of conspiracy to fabricate evidence to induce and/or procure breach of contract.
- Advised a European headquartered financial institution on various insurance policies and the issues arising from the assignment of such policies.
- Represented a Dubai-based family in the Singapore International Commercial Court in a cross-border dispute involving the alleged mis-selling of a universal life insurance policy with premium financing.