Insurance


The Insurance Committee 

The Insurance Committee seeks to serve as a regional forum for lawyers and insurance professionals to share knowledge, experience and ideas, and to harness the insurance expertise in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Committee was formed in 1999. Since then, the Committee has published newsletters, held seminars at the annual conference, and hosted events to help connect lawyers and insurance professionals. The themes for the Committee’s seminars at the annual conference are topical, and are also relevant to the general theme of the  conference. These seminars serve to demonstrate the integral role of insurance in commercial life in the Asia-Pacific region. The Committee always welcomes participation from all lawyers and insurance professionals.

Themes of past seminars organized or co-organized by the Committee have included:

  1. borderless insurance
  2. global reinsurance
  3. directors' and officers' liability insurance
  4. managing errors and potential liabilities
  5. captive insurance
  6. regulatory and policyholder protection issues
  7. insurance issues arising from a multi-jurisdictional listing exercise
  8. regulatory and other issues pertaining to pension mis-selling
  9. strategies for resolving insurance disputes
  10. environmental disasters
  11. terrorism and civil unrest
  12. insurance issues arising from major accidents
  13. insurance for the film-making industry
  14. mitigating and the risks of personal data collection and use
  15. the insurance issues arising from a financial crisis

Chair

2017-2021

Kieran Humphrey

O'Melveny & Myers
31/F, AIA Central, 1 Conaught Road, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 Email
 852 3512 2385

Vice-Chairs

2017-2021

Elaine Tay

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
9 Straits View #06-07 Marina One West Tower
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

 Email
 65 6535 3600
 65 6428 2126
2017-2021

Balakumar Balasundram

Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
Unit 5-03, 5th Floor, Straits Trading Building,
2 Lebuh Pasar Besar,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Email
 603-2697 0355
 603-2693 8060
2019-2021

Takahiko Yamada

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Otemachi Park Building, 1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

 Email
 +81-3-6775-1000
 +81-3-6775-2153
2020-2022

Kemsley Brennan

MinterEllison
Level 40
Governor Macquarie Tower
1 Farrer Place
Sydney, NSW, Australia

 Email
 61 299218720