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January 7, 2014

Insurance Specialist Michael Turnbull Joins Tilleke & Gibbins

Tilleke & Gibbins has strengthened its insurance practice group with the addition of Michael Turnbull, who will serve as an Of Counsel in the firm’s Bangkok office.

Mike has substantial experience in both contentious and noncontentious insurance-related matters. His work is primarily focused on insurance commercial litigation, having acted for reinsurers, insurers and insureds, brokers, and loss adjusters in various legal jurisdictions (including the PRC) on a range of claims-related issues arising from critical policy disputes, high-stakes inter-insurance commercial disputes, and mediation of insurance-related disputes. On the noncontentious side, Mike has advised brokers on regulatory issues relating to doing business throughout Asia, and he has assisted international insurers to establish their operations in numerous jurisdictions.

Mike joins Tilleke & Gibbins from leading Hong Kong–based firm Deacons, where he served as a partner for 15 years. With his particular expertise in insurance litigation, Mike has received international recognition as a leading insurance lawyer. Chambers Asia-Pacific called him “an impressive lawyer who provides significant skill and know-how in his advice.”

This represents another addition to Tilleke & Gibbins’ growing insurance practice. In early 2013, the firm hired Aaron Le Marquer from AIG, where he served as Assistant General Counsel to the company’s regional headquarters. Thanks to these hirings, Tilleke & Gibbins has strengthened its ability to serve clients across their full range of insurance-related legal needs.

Mike joins Tilleke & Gibbins in January 2014. He can be contacted at +66 2653 5808 or [email protected].