Hall Of Fame

Insurance: local firms in Singapore

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

A formidable practice, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP remains a market leader in the insurance and reinsurance arenas. Often at the forefront of high-stakes cases, the practice is adept in handling contentious and non-contentious matters, including advisory work for major insurers and regulators. Alongside specialisms in regulatory, corporate, and employment mandates, the team has expertise in insurance regulation and disputes, in addition to advising on insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond issues. Simon Goh brings a wealth of experience in contentious and non-contentious work, and jointly leads the team alongside Wang Ying Shuang, who handles regulatory and transactional matters, often focusing on coverage disputes and recoveries. Elaine Tay is well-placed to advise on property and energy insurance issues, as well as other corporate and regulatory work.

Practice head(s):

Simon Goh; Wang Ying Shuang

Other key lawyers:

Elaine Tay; Alvin Ee


‘Tailored advice to enable us to meet our objectives. Great client management.’

‘Willingness to push the boundaries to help clients meet their objectives.’

Key clients

Zenkyoren (the Japanese National Mutual Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives)

China Taiping Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd

AIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd

United Overseas Insurance Limited

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd

Hannover Reinsurance

Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Limited

Swiss Reinsurance


India International Insurance Pte Ltd

The Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited

FWD Insurance

Bolttech Insurance

Work highlights

  • Acting for National Parks Board in claims for injuries sustained by members of the public in Singapore due to widely-reported wild boar attacks.
  • Acting for a Singapore electricity transmission company in recovery proceedings against owners of a jack up construction vessel.
  • Acting for insurers in a High Court recovery action relating to damage to the fibre cables which formed part of the closed-circuit television system used to conduct surveillance at the casino within Marina Bay Sands, one of the two integrated resorts in Singapore.

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow fields an experienced financial services and insurance team capable in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The Singapore practice is particularly strong in regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters, including M&As and restructurings, with further expertise in risk management, crisis handling, and cybercrime-related work such as data privacy. A one-stop practice, the team also advises insurers on the digitalisation and expansion of insurtech and fintech products across the region, an area where practice co-head Stephanie Magnus excels, especially from a regulatory standpoint. Co-head Nandakumar Ponniya has considerable litigation and arbitration experience.

Practice head(s):

Stephanie Magnus; Nandakumar Ponniya

Other key lawyers:

Ying Yi Liew; Darren Yang

Dentons Rodyk

While Dentons Rodyk has vast experience operating on non-contentious, corporate and transactional matters, including M&As, IPOs, and regulatory cases, the practice’s contentious and disputes capabilities are where the team notably stands out. Regularly acting on behalf of high-profile insurers and their intermediaries, the team assists clients in coverage disputes, policy interpretation, and professional negligence claims. Key areas of expertise include property and casualty work, medical malpractice, and personal injury, among others. Edric Pan is highly experienced in litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, with strengths in defence work including D&Os, business interruption, aviation disasters, and personal injuries. Christopher Chong is noted for his representation of insurance companies in personal injury insurance disputes, notably in the medical sector. Jacqueline Loke is prominent on the firm’s regulatory side, often advising on crypto and fintech matters. All named practitioners collectively lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Edric Pan; Christopher Chong; Jacqueline Loke

Other key lawyers:

Audrey Chiang


‘Great service and very responsive.’

Key clients

MS First Capital

Ronny Chin Architects Pte Ltd

QBE Insurance (Singapore)

Work highlights

  • Acting for MS First Capital and its insured, Certis Cisco (Certis), in defence of a claim in the General Division of the High Court.
  • Acting for Ronny Chin Architects in a High Court Suit concerning alleged water leakage defects that required consideration of technical expert evidence pertaining to the design of penthouses in Singapore.
  • Instructed by QBE to advise and act for Gain City in a claim for defective installation causing severe injury.

LVM Law Chambers LLC

LVM Law Chambers LLC specialises in insurance disputes, with notable expertise in litigation and arbitration. The team advises insurers and other down-stream clients on interpretation, drafting and review, and disputes across a range of sectors. Advisory work spans the construction, personal accident, and travel sectors, alongside a stream of interpretation dispute mandates following the covid-19 pandemic. Further, the team has represented clients in high-profile suits arising from railway collisions, fires, and land reclamations, among others. Joseph Lee and Waltan Pak jointly lead the team and bring broad experience in insurance disputes.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Lee; Waltan Pak


‘They give sound legal advice in both work injury compensation and liability claims, providing good case laws to support their advice. They are prompt to respond to our request for discussion.’

‘Waltan Pak is experienced and gives sound legal advice in the cases. She is reliable and always quick and open to discussion with us and remains calm when encountering urgent actions.

Key clients

MS First Capital Insurance Ltd

CPG Consultants Pte Ltd

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd

EQ Insurance Company Limited

Asia Medical Enviro Services Pte Ltd.

EPTA Asia Pte Ltd

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited

Allied World Assurance Company Ltd

Chubb Insurance Singapore Ltd

Etiqa Insurance Ltd


Motor Insurers’ Bureau Singapore

Far East Organisation

Land Transport Authority Singapore



Forge M&E (S) Pte Ltd

Lockton Companies (Singapore) Pte Ltd

NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd

MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd


Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore Ltd

Swiss Re International SE Singapore Branch

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP in its dispute against OK Lim, Evan Lim, and Lim Huey Ching in connection with alleged breach of confidentiality.
  • Advised and represented MS First Capital Insurance Ltd in its dispute on liability coverage against Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd in connection with the collision between 2 SMRT trains in 2017.
  • Advising and representing MS First Capital Insurance Ltd in its dispute on liability coverage against Santarli Construction Pte Ltd in connection with an incident arising out of land reclamation works at Pulau Tekong.

Sharpe & Jagger LLC

Founded in 2019, Sharpe & Jagger LLC’s insurance and reinsurance practice represents policyholders and brokers against local and international insurers and reinsurers. With qualified lawyers in both English and Singaporean law, the team is led by Justyn Jagger who, with over 20 years’ experience acting in the insurance sector, has an equally strong and broad track record in disputes and arbitration cases. Stephen Cheong and Sinyee Ong are both equally core members of the practice and together bring additional experience representing policyholders in a range of disputes.

Practice head(s):

Justyn Jagger

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Cheong; Sinyee Ong


‘Very good experience and practical advice.’

‘Justyn Jagger has deep insight into coverage disputes and approaches situations from a very commercial, practical perspective.’

‘The firm has a very hands-on approach in managing their clients and there is care in making sure that the issues are understood and appropriate options on the way forward are identified.’

Key clients


WhiteFern LLC

WhiteFern LLC advises across a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, with notable expertise in disputes, property and casualty, medical negligence, professional indemnity, and financial lines. The firm often acts for insurers, reinsurers, individuals, and statutory boards, and has experience advising on policy coverage matters, defence and mitigation, and insurance fraud investigations. K Anparasan focuses on general liability, casualty, and financial claims, while Grace Tan is noted for her disputes and arbitration work, together with a growing experience in fraud and investigations. Tang Jin Shang is another key contact, noted for his capability in litigation and disputes. All named practitioner lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

K Anparasan; Grace Tan; Tang Jin Sheng

Key clients

MSIG Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd

MS First Capital Insurance Limited

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte Ltd

HSBC Life (Singapore) Pte Ltd (formerly known as AXA Singapore (AXA Insurance Pte Ltd)

QBE Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Crawford & Company

Allied World Assurance Company Ltd

Allianz Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd

Swiss Re Asia Pte Ltd

Munich Re Syndicate Limited Asia

HL Assurance

Liberty Insurance

Lockton Companies (Singapore)

SMRT Corporation

Public Utilities Board

Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore

Ergo Insurance Pte Ltd

China Taiping Insurance

Shipowners’ P&I Association (Singapore) Branch

Newline Asia Services Pte. Limited

United Overseas Insurance Limited

India International Insurance Pte Ltd

HDI Global

Sompo Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd

Berkley Insurance Company

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised Charles Monat Associates against a claim by a life insurance policy owner for allegedly failing to advise on matters concerning the said policy, which dealt with novel issues such as the duties and standard of care (if any) that may be expected from brokers, who are normally intermediaries.
  • Advise and defend Chasen Holidings Limited, a public listed logistics company against claims arising from a fire.
  • Representing a real estate agency, who was brought in as a Third Party by Oxley Sanctuary Pte Ltd, in a claim commenced by 28 Plaintiffs, who are the buyers of certain commercial units in the King Albert Mall against Oxley, the Defendant.

WongPartnership LLP

Praised as a ‘the first port of call on any insurance matter’, WongPartnership LLP acts for start-ups, multinational insurers and insurance intermediaries on a range of mandates, from licensing, regulatory and compliance issues to corporate, commercial and restructuring transactions. The team is also noted for its capability in insurance disputes, including enforcement investigations under the insurance and anti-money laundering legislation. ‘Extremely knowledgeableHui Choon Yuen leads the team, and is supported by Joy Tan and senior associate Marie Lim.

Practice head(s):

Hui Choon Yuen

Other key lawyers:

Joy Tan; Marie Lim


‘Experienced partners with a dedicated group of associates, who deliver the right quality of work in the most efficient way.’

‘They have insightful knowledge in regulatory processes, a good standing and knowledge of regulators.’

‘The team has a fantastic understanding of the sector and would be our first port of call on any insurance matter. They sit within a very strong firm and are able to draw on a wide range of relevant specialist expertise which makes for a particularly good experience of working with them.’

‘Hui Choon Yuen and Marie Lim are both excellent, commercial, proactive and understand the objectives and work collaboratively to achieve those objectives as efficiently as possible.’

‘Very comprehensive knowledge of insurance laws and regulations in Singapore.’

‘Hui Choon Yuen is extremely knowledgeable.’

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Assisting a client to set up a captive insurer in Singapore (which includes the application for a captive insurer licence) and advising on the various regulatory requirements.
  • Advised on suitable structures and arrangements in relation to offerings such that it is consistent with insurance regulations in Singapore.
  • Acted for a client, the respondent, in a contractual dispute involving the interpretation of a post-termination settlement/remuneration clause in parties’ distribution agreement under the auspices of SIAC.