Global firm adds three senior lawyers in Australia

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Clyde & Co has added three senior lawyers in the insurance and property sectors as the firm further expands its Australian operation.
The firm has hire Gavin Beardsell as senior consultant, Seamus Gunson as consultant and Ronan Guyomarc’h as special counsel.
Beardsell, most recently a partner at Gilchrist Connell, has joined the firm’s Sydney office as a senior consultant.
Prior to Gilchrist Connell, he was a partner at insurance law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer (now BLM) based in London for more than 10 years.
His experience in insurance law includes acting for defendants and insurers in a number of class actions commenced in the Federal Court of Australia, the NSW Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria by shareholders in ASX listed companies, debenture holders and other investors.
He also defends claims against professionals, financial institutions, directors and officers and provides policy coverage/indemnity advice to insurers.
Gunson, previously a partner at HWL Ebsworth, recently joined as a consultant in Melbourne.
His practice covers all aspects of residential, commercial, industrial and retail property, including sales and acquisitions, leasing, due diligence, subdivisions and industrial developments.
His clients include leading property trusts and corporations, investors, commercial landlords, tenants and property developers, particularly in South East Asia, but also in Europe.
Meanwhile, Guyomarc'h has been added as a Special Counsel in the firm’s Sydney office. He is an insurance claims and dispute resolution specialist with qualifications in both Australian and French law.
Guyomarc’h, also a policy coverage expert often advising insurers on complex policy interpretation, will join Clyde & Co from Gilchrist Connell where he was a consultant.
He has 13 years’ experience with a major international insurer managing a wide ranging portfolio of directors and officers liability, professional indemnity, financial institutions liability, employment practices liability, general liability and excess insurance claims. His practice includes assisting coverage counsel in a number of class action claims and defending professional indemnity claims.

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