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Anthony Mangafas
Anthony Mangafas
Anthony Mangafas Special Counsel
t: +61 2 9260 2829
m: +61411267975
o: Sydney

Anthony Mangafas

Special Counsel

About Anthony

Anthony is a seasoned litigator and advisor. He has practised almost exclusively as an insurance lawyer since his admission in 2010. He focuses on the property, energy, building and construction, professional indemnity, and financial lines areas of insurance.

Throughout his career, Anthony has also represented insurers and insureds as to claims in other areas of insurance, including directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability, public liability, product liability, fraud, life insurance and cyber.

What he does

Anthony services local and global insurers, and their insureds, on all aspects of insurance claims. His practice comprises acting as defence and coverage counsel in high-value and complex matters, which arise out of the transport and infrastructure, engineering and construction, power generation and distribution, manufacturing, and agriculture sectors. He also acts in recoveries arising out of those sectors.

Anthony’s litigation experience includes class actions and spans multiple jurisdictions, having represented clients in matters litigated in courts and tribunals across all Australian states and territories.

He is a meticulous practitioner with a reputation for providing plain English, pragmatic and concise advice. He is committed to achieving the best commercial results for his clients, and is skilled in developing and implementing strategies to deliver those results.

Anthony has undertaken several secondments to major insurers, which have provided him with invaluable experience and a clear understanding of insurers’ claims processes and commercial drivers.

Who he works with

Anthony acts for several domestic insurers as well as Lloyd's syndicates (London and Singapore based) and U.S. based insurers. He also acts for design and construction contractors, and engineering consultancies.

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Qualifications

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Finance) from the University of Wollongong, and a Juris Doctor (Law Degree) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He completed the Legal Practice Management Course with the College of Law and is admitted to practise in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of NSW.

Anthony is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Insurance Law Association, the NSW Claims Discussion Group Inc. and Young Insurance Professionals.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore in 2019, Anthony worked as an insurance lawyer at Hicksons, Gilchrist Connell and William Roberts Lawyers.

However, before he became a lawyer, Anthony spent several years in the finance industry and completed a Certificate IV Financial Services (F/MB) with FINSIA.

Life outside of Sparkes

Anthony has a passion for travelling overseas to explore other countries and their cultures and cuisines, and does so at every opportunity. He’s also fluent in Greek!

An avid foodie, keen chess player, and self-proclaimed movie buff, Anthony also enjoys getting outdoors—whether it’s fishing, boating or playing the occasional game of golf. As a football (soccer) fan, he is a loyal supporter of Australia, Greece, and Liverpool F.C.

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Anthony Mangafas
t: +61 2 9260 2829
m: +61411267975
o: Sydney
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