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Antony Sassi
Managing Partner, Asia

Focusing on high value and complex disputes, Antony Sassi is a leading litigator in the Hong Kong market.

Antony has a particular focus on defending professionals and D&Os in respect of a myriad of tortious and contractual claims and advising more broadly on financial lines related matters. He has handled some of the largest claims in Asia over the last few years against various professionals, including: lawyers (solicitors and barristers), accountants, property agents, architects and other construction professionals.

He has extensive experience acting for D&Os facing exposure arising from allegations relating to breach of fiduciary duties, negligent mismanagement, misappropriation of company funds, misrepresentation and deceptive or inaccurate disclosures.

He also regularly advises clients on regulatory investigations and disciplinary matters, as well as on broader risk management issues.

He is President of the HK Insurance Law Association and sits on the Law Society Insurance Committee.

Antony has been ranked in Band 1 for leading individuals in Chambers Asia since 2011, and is named in the “Who’s Who” legal directory and Euromoney’s guide to the world’s leading lawyers

Directory quotes

"Antony Sassi is noted for the exceptional feedback he draws and his involvement in the practice's most significant work. He is described as 'a very engaging partner' who is appreciated for remaining closely involved in the matters he oversees." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Recommended - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

"Antony Sassi is widely acknowledged as a leading lawyer in the contentious insurance space. He has impressed clients with his ability to 'understand situations and issues incredibly quickly, and tailor his responses and approach to suit.' Clients are also keen to praise his considerable knowledge of D&O claims and his 'very customer-oriented' focus." Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 

Recommended - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

"Antony Sassi is ‘responsive’, ‘practical’ and ‘reliable’." - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

"Concise, commercial and user-friendly." According to one source, he has "a great understanding of the matters that are important to insurance clients" - Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

Memberships

Member of Hong Kong Insurance Law Association Limited

Member of Hong Kong Insurers Club Limited

Relevant work

New World v ACE Insurance Limited- acted for respondent insurers the leading Court of Final Appeal decision on interpretation of notifiable disease extension in business interruption policy

Advised insurers on a blanket bankers bond covering a large Chinese bank in respect of claims arising from mis-selling of structured financial products

Acted as coverage counsel for D&O insurers in respect of various claims involving Chinese companies listed in US

Acted on coverage issues relating to D&O claim in Vietnam against D&Os of a large multinational

Advised on a subrogation claim arising from product liability exposure in China and pursued the claim by way of arbitration under CIETAC