Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Mr Jonathan Wyatt as Partner in its insurance practice in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Wyatt joins from Sparke Helmore where he was also a Partner. He grew up in Hong Kong, qualified in London before returning to Hong Kong where he worked at Clyde & Co. Since 2000 he has developed a practice in Perth and a loyal following. His practice is primarily professional indemnity, directors' and officers' (D&O), general liability and marine.
He advises insurers, local and state governments (including their councillors and officers), directors and other professionals on professional indemnity, and D&O insurance issues. He also advises on indemnity and general liability, employment practices liability and property claims, and represents clients when cases proceed to litigation in the Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Western Australia.
He also works with national and international insurers and brokers in the professional indemnity, D&O, property, public liability and marine practice areas, as well as ship owners, charterers, ship brokers, ship-managers, exporters and freight forwarders.
Mr Wyatt is the second partner announcement for the Perth office in as many months. Mr Tim Searle was recently promoted to the partnership on May 1 and also specialises in insurance.
Mr Wyatt is joined by special counsel Mr Paul Graham and two senior associates, Mr Trent O'Neill and Mr Alen Sinanovic, all from Sparke Helmore.