Aussie law firm appoints industry veteran

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Aussie law firm appoints industry veteran
Leading Australian law firm MinterEllison has announced a new addition to its insurance team with an industry veteran joining the ranks.

Kemsley Brennan has been appointed to the company as a partner in the firms Sydney office.

Brennan spent more the fifteen years with Chubb in a variety of roles including vice president of claims – specialty and financial lines and Asia Pacific casualty technical claim manager, most recently Brennan was a partner of law firm Colin Biggers Paisley.

Head of MinterEllison's insurance & corporate risk business unit, partner Peter Coats, said that the appointment of Brennan will see the company turn international experience into local opportunities.

"Kemsley's experience across the Australian, Asian, US, UK and European financial services industry gained during his time with Chubb will be particularly valuable to our client base, which includes insurers, reinsurers, captives, financial planners and major corporate," Coats said.

With Brennan’s expertise falling on the claims management side of the industry, Coats noted that the appointment will see MinterEllison offer market-leading expertise across a number of sectors.

"His appointment reflects our strategic focus of offering clients in Australia and Asia market-leading insurance capabilities.

“He is an excellent addition to the our team in Sydney and his strengths dovetail well with our strong Melbourne and Brisbane financial lines practices as well as our strengthening practice in Asia being spearheaded out of our Perth office," Coats added.

Chern Tan, the leader of the insurance and corporate risk team in Sydney, welcomed Brennan to the company and sees the new addition as a platform for future growth.

"Most insurance agencies are headquartered in Sydney. With his background and experience Kemsley will make an important contribution to the work of our team here. And he will help to grow the expertise of our young legal and insurance professionals."