Mark is a partner in our Insurance Services Group and a member of our national Insurance Industry Group, as well as our Medical & Pharmaceutical and Financial Services Industry Groups.
For over 15 years Mark has provided advice on insurance, reinsurance and corporate law to major Australian insurers and reinsurers, medical defence organisations, London underwriters, insurance brokers and large corporate insureds.
Mark’s broad experience spans both front-end advisory work as well as claims work. On the advisory side, Mark regularly advises our insurance industry clients on all aspects of their business including regulatory and compliance issues, acquisitions and disposals of insurance and broking businesses, and establishing new or expanded operations in Australia. He also advises clients on reinsurance contract and treaty arrangements, new product development, the growth of distribution networks and the maintenance of intermediary relationships, advertising and corporate governance.
Our corporate clients regularly seek Mark’s advice on contractual insurance and indemnity issues, the review of their insurance programmes, the identification and management of risk in commercial transactions and for coverage disputes.
On the claims side, Mark has many years of insurance claims experience, particularly in financial lines claims such as professional indemnity insurance and under property covers including industrial special risks insurance. Mark’s litigation experience encompasses a wide range of complex claims disputes as well as contribution and recovery actions brought by insurers. This experience includes successfully defending proceedings brought against multiple reinsurers in the High Court of Australia.