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Mark Errington
Partner

Mark has been based in Singapore for 20 years and has experience of most major issues encountered by insurers and reinsurers across Asia during that time.

Mark is an insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution specialist, with a particular focus on property, construction and engineering, power and energy, and associated business interruption claims. He has a particular interest in complex business interruption and delay in start-up claims as well as political violence claims. 

Mark is often appointed on high profile, high value and technically complex market losses and has been able to resolve the large majority of claims without the need to litigate or arbitrate through the provision of sensible and realistic advice on the merits, negotiation and mediation. 

He has significant arbitration experience and regularly acts as coordinating counsel on subrogated recovery actions globally, mainly arising out of power generation and large commercial property losses.

 

Directory quotes

"Expert knowledge and unwavering dedication" – Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

"You do not often find a senior lawyer with such balanced knowledge and background between the East and the West, as well as a good understanding of the intricate ways of how the underlying insurance markets work in different geographical areas." – Chambers Asia Pacific 2021 

"Clients describe Mark Errington as a 'very capable and pragmatic lawyer who thinks outside the box.' He is known for his expertise in property damage liability and claims in the power, infrastructure and energy space, where he frequently acts for high-profile insurance and reinsurance companies." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Recommended - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Recommended - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

Mark Errington "is the guy to go to for very big property disputes and first-party losses - he has proven himself to be head and shoulders above the rest for that work." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 

"Sources underscore his responsiveness and his growing reputation in Singapore and the wider region. 'He has his finger on the pulse and is really making a name for himself,' said one source" - Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

 

 

Memberships

Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators 

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member of the Singapore Insurance Institute

Member of the Singapore Society of Construction Law

Relevant work

Advising (re)insurers on machinery breakdown losses across Asia and the Middle East, with particular focus on losses in power generation sector; the onshore and offshore energy sector; and other heavy industry (including mining and metals processing). 

Advising (re)insurers on commercial and industrial property losses and associated business interruption claims, including major fire and floods, natural catastrophes (2004 Asian Tsunami; 2010/11 New Zealand Earthquakes; 2011 Japanese Earthquake and 2011 Thai Floods) and typhoons and windstorms across Asia.

Advising construction (re)insurers on large and complex Construction/ Erection All Risks and associated Delay in Start Up claims, as well as architects and engineers PI matters.

Advising reinsurers on terrorism; political violence, political risk and surety claims across Asia; the Middle East and South America.

Advising and/or acting as coordinating counsel on subrogated recoveries internationally, particularly in the power generation and heavy industrial sectors.