Duncan Cotterill boosts Asia Pacific network as they join Global Insurance Law Connect

Date: Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 by Michaela Hickson.

Leading New Zealand firm becomes fifth Asia-Pacific member

24 November 2021 – Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC) announced today that Duncan Cotterill, a leading insurance law specialist firm in New Zealand, has joined the network. Duncan Cotterill will join the Asia-Pacific grouping within GILC, alongside the current members in Australia (Sparke Helmore), India (Khaitan Legal Associates), China (Buren) and Taiwan (Lee and Li).  In total GILC now has network members in 20 countries around the world.

Jim Sherwood, Chairman of Global Insurance Law Connect commented: “The Global Insurance Law Connect family continues to expand, and we are excited to be growing in the Asia-Pacific region, where insurance remains a young product, with significant potential for diversification and expansion.  We welcome Duncan Cotterill’s team and the insight into the New Zealand insurance market that they bring with them.”

Rob Coltman and Aaron Sherriff of Duncan Cotterill, commented, “We are a full service legal firm which continues to go from strength to strength. A key part of that success and our future ambitions is continuing to grow our market leading insurance practice.  Our membership of GILC brings added value to all our established client relationships and allows us to extend our services through international law firms with aligned expertise to our own and who all understand the issues and challenges among insurers, claimants and insurance buyers.”


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Notes to editors

Global Insurance Law Connect is a formal alliance of insurance law firms spanning four continents. Founder member firms are Batini Traverso Grasso & Associati (Italy), BLM (UK and Ireland) and Byrd & Associates (France). Other members are ARK Law (Denmark), Blanco & Asociados (Spain), Durukan (Turkey), Duncan Cotterill (New Zealand), Khaitan Legal Associates (India), Santos Bevilaqua Advogados (Brazil), Advokatfirmaet Riisa & Co (Norway) and Lydian (Belgium), Buren Legal (China), gbf Attorneys-at-Law (Switzerland), Lee and Li (Taiwan), Molitor (Luxembourg), Ocampo 1890 (Mexico), Sparke Helmore (Australia), Socrates (Finland), and WIJ Advocaten (Netherlands).

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