International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has named insurance law specialist Matt Ellis as its new partner, to be based in Melbourne. The promotion is internal and will be effective on January 1, 2017.
An expert in the general, life, and health insurance sectors, Ellis will advise the firm’s activities in the insurance sector in both non-contentious and contentious matters, including in respect of corporate transactions, commercial contracting, distribution, regulation, reinsurance and disputes. He will act on behalf of insurers in both Australia and the UK in professional indemnity, D&O, liability, and property disputes. He will also provide advice to insurers and intermediaries regarding regulatory matters, distribution, disclosure obligations, policy and treaty wordings, financial services, and regulatory enforcement.
Ellis began his training with the firm in 2003, and has practiced in both the London and Melbourne offices.
Alongside Ellis, James Morris and Jyoti Singh were also promoted to partners for banking and corporate, respectively.
Wayne Spanner, Norton Rose Fulbright’s managing partner in Australia, commented: “My fellow partners and I are proud to have seen these three candidates rise up through our business and make a valuable contribution to their practices and industries, as well as to the development of the younger lawyers in their teams. Our senior lawyers are the future of our business and we look to them to continue our successful strategy of sophisticated client service, growth, and regional and global connectivity in the years to come.”
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