OLN has a team of all-rounder lawyers with extensive experience in the insurance industry, who truly understand the legal and commercial issues that most insurers and reinsurers need to overcome on a daily basis.
Our service include:
- Insurance and Reinsurance contracts
- Coverage opinion
- Coverage disputes
- Mis-selling of insurance
- Insurance-related defense work
- Ongoing regulatory compliance
- Insurance and reinsurance transactions
- Insurance mergers & acquisitions
- Portfolio transfer
OLN’s Insurance Practice Group has direct experience of the legal, regulatory and practical challenges facing insurers and reinsurers throughout the Asia region.
Members of our Group have worked in the insurance industry and have extensive experience working in and advising insurers and reinsurers on contractual and regulatory matters and risk management issues relevant to their businesses. We have particular expertise in the review and drafting of contractual documentation relating to insurance and reinsurance activities, including the development of policy wording for life, accident, medical and health insurance products, and the review and vetting of related proposals, product brochures and training materials.
We also have experience advising on disputes over coverage for claims under both life and general insurance policies, and with support from OLN’s Dispute Resolution Group, are well placed to represent clients in all aspects of insurance litigation.
Gordon is the founder and senior partner of OLN. Gordon is involved in commercial work drawing on his experience of having been engaged as a principal in a number of businesses in Hong Kong and Asia. His philosophy in legal work is to give practical legal solutions to clients, to work hand-in-hand with them in their business development and so to offer a more rounded and practical approach to solve business problems. Gordon’s work involves international corporate structuring, corporate finance, joint ventures as well as dispute resolution in commercial and corporate scenarios. Gordon has acquired extensive experience in the hospitality, publishing and jewellery industries and a large amount of his time is involved in the development of several charitable organizations both in Hong Kong and Asia.
Greg is well versed in developments in Asia’s insurance and corporate sectors from both a competitive and regulatory perspective. Prior to joining OLN, he was a Director, EVP and General Counsel at American International Assurance (AIA) where he was responsible for coverage of Asia Pacific Region ex Japan, a member of AIA Board Audit Committee as well as one of AIG’s global ‘core employees’ participating in various long-term retention plans of the group and sitting on many AIG boards. He was President Commissioner of a major Indonesian life insurer, and remains a Board member and advisor to international insurers. Greg was previously a Member of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Board of Review.
Greg currently also serves as an independent non-executive director and audit committee member of a Hong Kong listed company.
Adelina is an experienced lawyer with both contentious and non-contentious experience in the area of insurance law. Immediately prior to joining OLN, she was Senior Legal Counsel for over 8 years in the HK business of a leading publicly listed insurance group, where she advised on and assisted in drafting a wide variety of insurance product documentation and marketing and training materials for life, accident, medical and health insurance products. She also has experience in the insurance litigation area, having worked as a litigator at a major Toronto law firm for 7 years, primarily in the areas of insurance-related defense work, insurance coverage disputes and general commercial litigation.
Jonathan was trained at OLN and admitted as a solicitor in 2014. He has advised and acted in a number of high-profile cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal involving shareholders’ disputes, debt recovery, civil fraud, insolvency and derivative action. Jonathan has succeeded in a wide spectrum of civil applications including Mareva/freezing injunctions, disclosure orders, default judgment and summary judgment. Jonathan obtained his LLB. degree (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Jonathan is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
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