Michael Turnbull has broad experience both in contentious and non-contentious insurance-related matters with a focus on insurance commercial litigation, for reinsurers, insurers, brokers, loss adjusters and insured’s in various legal jurisdictions (including the People Republic of China) on a wide and varied range of claims-related issues arising from policy disputes, high-stake inter-insurance commercial disputes, and mediation of insurance-related disputes.

He has advised brokers on regulatory issues in doing business throughout Asia and provided assistance to international insurers in establishing their business in various jurisdictions.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Michael held a consultancy with AON (UK) Limited advising on numerous claims.

In addition, Michael was engaged in the dual role as CEO of Shipowners P&I Club which arose from a regulatory necessity; the currency of tenure was part time and finished in July 2015. The duties of this role involved the setting up of the Club in Hong Kong, licensing and regulatory issues and reporting on activities engaged by the Club which are extensive in the insurance of brown water vessels.

Michael is recognised by the 2013 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific, with market sources as “an impressive lawyer who provides significant skill and know-how in his advice.” He is listed as one of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance lawyers by The International Who’s Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers, published by Law Business Research.