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Geraldine Bourke
Legal Director

Usually with an international cross-border element, Geraldine Bourke handles contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance matters.

Geraldine specialises in financial lines matters (PI, D&O, Crime and BBB), as well as political risk and product liability. She advises (re)insurers in relation to policy coverage issues as well as monitoring/controlling of defence strategy in relation to such claims. 

Geraldine is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate and handles court hearings as an advocate. She also has significant arbitration and mediation experience.

Directory quotes

"Up-and-comer Geraldine Bourke has a strong reputation for financial lines work. One client explains that: 'We are extremely impressed by her knowledge and ability to retain information and to pick up and consolidate information on even the newest cases.'" - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 

"Legal director Geraldine Bourke is rapidly building an impressive reputation in the market for her work on complex financial lines cases. One interviewee enthuses: 'She is knocking the socks off everyone in Singapore - on pure technical ability she is absolutely fantastic.'" - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Memberships

Chartered Insurance Institute 

The Insurance Institute of London, CII, Claims Committee

Relevant work

Advising (re)insurers of major domestic and international banks regarding policy response for claims in respect of pension switching, mortgage endowment and PPI mis-selling exposure

Consideration of Madoff-related exposure notified to both D&O and professional indemnity policies in respect of numerous insureds, a major European bank, a private Swiss bank and a hedge fund

Advising insurers and reinsurers of D&O and PI risks regarding various exposures arising out of the collapse of the Icelandic banking system

Advising (re)insurers of international banks regarding employee fidelity and crime claims most recently in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Malaysia

Advising political risk (re)insurers on a range of issues including on the non-honoring of arbitration award and a claim for constructive total loss of three vessels under a war risks policy