John Goulios is the Global Co-Chair of the firm's Insurance Sector. He is a partner of both the Australian and Singapore practices and works out of both offices. John has also held a number of other leadership roles in the firm including Head of Litigation & Regulatory (Melbourne), Head of Litigation & Regulatory (Singapore), Managing Partner Singapore and also led the firm's inaugural association with a local firm in Indonesia. John practises all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, mediation and international arbitration and is particularly experienced in handling large commercial disputes including class actions, cross border disputes and complex insurance claims involving high value or catastrophic losses. In his time in Asia, John has also handled corporate, commercial and regulatory mandates in the insurance sector including in captive insurance and conducted internal and regulatory investigations on behalf of global clients.

John has worked in the insurance sector for over 25 years. He has defended financial institutions, lawyers, accountants, auditors, directors and officers, fund managers and trustees, and other commercial professions and their insurers in large and complex disputes including in various class actions in Australia and Asia. His insurer clients include local entities, Lloyds syndicates and many global insurers and reinsurers. He has also acted for such clients in significant energy, mining and general property and business interruption losses following natural catastrophes including landslides, floods, cyclones, typhoons and the COVID-19 pandemic causing substantial destruction, disruption and loss. Further, John has particular expertise in acting on behalf of captive insurers both assisting with claims management as well as structural, governance, organisational and regulatory challenges and requirements. As an insurance sector specialist, John has additionally acted for clients in mergers and acquisitions in the sector and on other corporate or regulatory mandates.

John's experience across Asia also includes acting for global clients in international arbitrations and commercial litigation concerning regional mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, contractual, licensing and intellectual property disputes. Further he has conducted regional anti-bribery and anti-corruption investigations as well as other internal company investigations including for theft of intellectual property and embezzlement of company funds. John is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Pacific International Arbitration Centre and been appointed to the panel of arbitrators and mediators for the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. He is also a member of the Singapore Law Academy Pro Bono/CSR Committee, the Singapore Law Society Foreign Lawyers Advisory Panel and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Further, John is an independent non-executive director of IAG Re Singapore Pte Ltd and formerly a director of Lion Nathan Insurance (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

John has been consistently recognised as one of Australia's leading lawyers in the Best Lawyers reports published by the Australian Financial Review. John is also listed annually since 2013 in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers; from 2014 in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide and Chambers Global Guide; from 2014 in The International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers and The Worldwide Who's Who of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. In 2015 John was named the 2015 International Who's Who Featured Global Expert of Insurance and Reinsurance Singapore.