With over a decade's experience, Summer Montague is a commercial disputes lawyer who focuses on insurance and reinsurance.Summer specialises in resolving complex, cross-border insurance and reinsurance disputes arising from property, power generation, energy (onshore and offshore), mining and construction risks. She regularly advises in respect of Contractors All Risks, Erection All Risks and Delay in Start Up, PD/BI and construction professional indemnity policies.
She also has extensive experience advising on product recall policies and in handling product liability claims in Asia, Europe and the US, particularly in the technology, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Summer advises on all aspects of claims, coverage issues and subrogated recoveries.
Summer has helped develop RPC's award-winning ReSecure cyber incident response service in Singapore and advise on legal issues arising from cyber security incidents and complex IT claims (software and mobile technology) across the globe. More recently she has been working with several (re)insurers to help implement their cyber breach response offerings to clients and regularly advises on cyber policy coverage.
Summer is also experienced in International Arbitration and English High Court / Court of Appeal litigation and regularly monitors proceedings in multiple jurisdictions across Asia. She is a qualified mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
She is praised by clients for being easy to work with, professional and technically sound, but one also praises her for being "particularly good in confrontation - really good at being able to go in and argue - really quick on her feet." - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022
"Very effective and good to work with." - Chambers Asia Pacific 2021
Summer Montague is singled out by sources as an "extremely good" practitioner who provides "high service quality and good, pleasant personal interactions." A client further reports that she "has consistently impressed in the construction and engineering space," - Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
“Contentious insurance claims, with issues in the construction and infrastructure sectors being particular areas of expertise.” - Chambers Asia Pacific 2019