Australia: Clyde & Co Adds Team Of Five In Melbourne
Last Updated: 14 March 2016

Global law firm Clyde & Co has bolstered its Melbourne office with the addition of insurance Partner Marcus O'Brien, two Senior Associates and two Associates.

Marcus has extensive experience in insurance law and commercial litigation. He acts in claims arising from most lines of insurance with a particular emphasis on financial lines, D&O and professional indemnity claims. He also provides coverage advice. His experience in financial transactions litigation has included acting in many large disputes and class actions involving complex transactional and regulatory issues.  His clients include major Australian and London insurers and corporations. He was most recently a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Marcus is joined by three former Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers: Senior Associates Darryl Smith and Steven Donley and Associate Erica Leaman. Associate Casey Williamson from Maddens Lawyers has also joined the team.

Darryl is an experienced practitioner who acts for insurers and reinsurers in contentious and non-contentious matters, including defending claims arising from financial lines products and class action proceedings. He also provides regulatory and indemnity advice.

Similarly, Steven has a broad insurance practice that encompasses complex disputes in the D&O, financial institutions, professional indemnity, construction all risks and ISR areas. He has practised in Australia, Canada and Ireland.

Clyde & Co opened in Australia in September 2012 with offices in Sydney and Perth. Since then it has grown to four offices and more than 150 staff across the country.

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