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Insurance and Risk
David's corporate insurance practice includes advice on policy interpretation, insurance claims, risk management, broker and claims service agreements, indemnity and contractual risk issues, product design and distribution, global insurance programs and captive insurance arrangements. He regularly advises on the insurance aspects of M&A, IPO and other commercial transactions. He is a specialist in directors' and officers' liability (D&O) and warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance products, and advises various corporate insureds on claims, indemnity and related issues under a broad range of policies including liability, property (ISR), professional indemnity (PI) and D&O policies.
He regularly advises on the insurance and risk issues on major projects including significant construction and infrastructure developments, as well as large government tenders and procurement projects.
David has advised on corporate transactions for insurance clients such as share sales and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, portfolio transfers, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities transactions. He has considerable experience advising on the prudential requirements for operations of Australian general and life insurers, and negotiating agency agreements and outsourcing arrangements.
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Financial Services Regulatory
David's financial services practice covers insurance and financial services law and regulation, prudential regulatory compliance and regulatory investigations. He helps general and life insurance and reinsurance companies, banks, brokers, underwriting agencies, distributors and large corporates engaged in the insurance sector.
His expertise extends to a range of areas of financial services law, including design and distribution obligations (DDO), unfair contract terms (UCT) and Australian financial services licensing matters.
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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
David is an experienced litigation and dispute resolution practitioner. He acts in insurance coverage disputes, broker negligence claims and other commercial litigation.
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Investigations and Crisis Management
He also acts for the insurance and reinsurance industry in regulatory engagement and investigations, and has a breadth of experience advising local and international clients on Australian general and life insurance legislation and regulation as well as financial services law applying to the insurance industry.
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David has the expertise to help clients to manage cyber risks through insurance. David has been steeped in the issues around the risk management of cyber risks and has written and presented on this topic. He has advised major clients regarding the cyber insurance policy wording and risk management practices.
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