Insurance

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Contacts
T: +66 2056 5784
T: +66 2056 5784
T: +84 8 3936 2061
T: +66 2056 5784

T: +66 2056 5784
T: +66 2056 5784

Tilleke & Gibbins offers a leading regional practice in insurance and reinsurance law across Southeast Asia. Our team is unique in being led by local and international practitioners with substantial insurance industry experience and credentials. Through our regular representation of many of the world's largest insurers and reinsurers, our achievements in this area have been recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific, which ranks Tilleke & Gibbins as a top-tier insurance practice in Thailand. Our insurance services include:

Contentious Non-contentious
• Property damage and business interruption disputes
• Cross-border reinsurance disputes
• Professional indemnity and D&O claims
• Employers’, public, product, and environmental liability
• Aviation, marine, construction, and energy disputes
• Subrogated recoveries
• Local and international regulatory compliance
• Policy wording advice and localization
• Underwriting risk assessment
• Distribution and commercial agreements
• Broking issues
• Market entry and regional operations
• Restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions

Our cross-disciplinary team includes local lawyers with an intimate knowledge of domestic laws and procedures, and international consultants with experience working within global insurance companies in Asia and Europe. Aaron Le Marquer, a partner in Tilleke & Gibbins' dispute resolution group, advises insurers and reinsurers in complex coverage matters and has particular expertise in multijurisdictional reinsurance disputes. Aaron previously served as Assistant General Counsel for AIG Asia Pacific in Singapore. Our team for non-contentious insurance work is led by Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh, Of Counsel in the firm’s corporate and commercial group. Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Athistha was General Counsel at AIG, where she oversaw all operations within the legal department in Thailand.

Our recent achievements include:

  • Representing international reinsurers in a USD 6 million reinsurance arbitration brought by a local Thai cedant in respect of outstanding losses from the 2011 floods.

  • Advising a multinational insurer on coverage and liability issues in relation to a SEC regulatory investigation of a listed mutual fund and subsequent allegations of liability.

  • Representing international reinsurers in respect of USD 150 million coverage litigation arising out of property damage incurred during the 2010 Bangkok civil unrest.

  • Appointed by a Japanese insurer to defend product liability claims brought in Thailand against its insured in respect of allegedly defective airbags.

  • Acted for numerous insurers and reinsurers in the defense and settlement of property damage and business interruption claims valued at over USD 700 million, arising from the 2011 Thai floods.

  • Represented international reinsurers in respect of the defense and settlement of a USD 184 million coverage dispute arising out of an offshore gas pipeline incident.

  • Advised international brokers on the establishment and licensing of operations in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

  • Assisted a large insurer on its corporate restructuring and acquisition project in Thailand.

  • Advised a global broker on its group corporate restructuring in Thailand and its market entry in Myanmar.

  • Assisted an international insurer on data privacy and outsourcing regulatory requirements to set up a regional data center in Southeast Asia.

  • Advised international reinsurers on the defense and coverage of catastrophic personal injury claims against hospitality operators.

  • Provided advice to an international insurer on the localization of various commercial policy wordings in Thailand and Vietnam.

  • Represented local and international insurers on subrogated recoveries in respect of claims paid under Industrial All Risks, fidelity, and professional indemnity policies.

  • Assisting a global insurer to obtain regulatory approval of new and innovative financial lines policy wordings.

  • Advised international reinsurers on coverage issues arising out of medical malpractice claims in Thailand and Vietnam.

  • Defended a global insurance broker against allegations of professional negligence in failing to procure adequate insurance coverage for the operations of a large Thai manufacturing conglomerate.

  • Represented international insurers and P&I Clubs in a wide variety of aviation and marine cargo and hull claims.

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Name Position Office

Aaron Le Marquer

T:+66 2056 5784

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Chinachart Vatanasuchart

T:+66 2056 5688

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Pimvimol (June) Vipamaneerut

T:+66 2056 5588

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Santhapat Periera

T:+66 2056 5995

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok
Vientiane
Yangon

Thawat Damsa-ard

T:+66 2056 5500

E-mail

Partner
Bangkok

Athistha (Nop) Chitranukroh

T:+66 2056 5600

E-mail

Of Counsel
Bangkok

Ittirote Klinboon

T:+66 2056 5798

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Kien Trung Trinh

T:+84 4 3772 5567

E-mail

Associate
Hanoi

Kitti Thaisomboon

T:+66 2056 5539

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok

Ratchakrit Roonpho

T:+66 2056 5783

E-mail

Associate
Bangkok
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