Regional Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins has bolstered its insurance practice group by hiring Aaron Le Marquer as a Consultant in the firm’s Bangkok office.
A UK-qualified solicitor, Aaron will focus on a full range of insurance work, including both contentious and noncontentious matters, at Tilleke & Gibbins. Within the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation team, he will work closely with clients and the firm’s litigators to develop and implement case strategy for claims arising from insurance and reinsurance disputes. He will also collaborate with the firm’s corporate and commercial group to advise on commercial agreements, policy wordings, and regulatory requirements within the insurance sector in both Thailand and Vietnam.
Aaron joins Tilleke & Gibbins from his previous role as Assistant General Counsel for AIG Asia Pacific in Singapore. At AIG, he had regional responsibility for significant litigation and commercial lines business in 14 Asia Pacific countries. Prior to his time at AIG, Aaron worked in the London offices of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and Pinsent Masons LLP, handling complex claims for insurers in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
“Aaron is a tremendous addition to our insurance team,” said Tiziana Sucharitkul, Co-Managing Partner and Director, Dispute Resolution, at Tilleke & Gibbins. “His in-depth understanding of the insurance industry will be invaluable in serving our multinational clients in this important field.”
This hiring fills an important need at Tilleke & Gibbins, as the firm’s insurance practice has seen rapid growth in the amount and complexity of client work it has handled in recent years. Insurance has become an increasingly prominent practice area in the Thai legal market, particularly in the wake of a large number of claims arising from the 2010 political unrest and the 2011 floods.
Aaron joins Tilleke & Gibbins in January 2013. He can be contacted at +66 2653 5784 or [email protected].