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Zurich Insurance has introduced a new legal panel to provide legal services for large and complex claims in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region following last year's legal panel arrangement for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Sparke Helmore is delighted to confirm that through its association with Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC), it was successful in appointment to this new legal panel. This appointment complements our longstanding relationship with Zurich Australia, having been part of their legal panel nationally for several years.

Speaking to Insurance Business Australia, Zurich head of claims for APAC Matt Cottrell said: “This is great news for our customers and our broking partners who will be able to receive specialist legal advice provided by highly respected international law firms that are based in the region and have a global reach. The legal and market insights they'll provide to Zurich and our customers will be invaluable, particularly for larger, more complex claims.”

Partner Gillian Davidson (APAC Board representative for GILC and Zurich Relationship Partner) said, “This recent appointment is testament to the strength of our relationship with Zurich and the quality of legal work provided by the expert legal team at Sparke Helmore and across the GILC network. We are very excited by the opportunity and look forward to collaborating further with an extremely important partner in Zurich."

Sparke Helmore is a proud member of GILC and the sole Australian representative firm. GILC is a formal network of leading insurance law experts with its formation inspired by client demand. The network is comprised of like-minded and high-performing independent firms from across the globe that specialise in insurance law.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 800 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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