Insurance Specialist joins Timothy Loh LLP

For Immediate Release. August 29, 2018.

Timothy Loh LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Skrbic has joined our firm as a Senior Consultant.

Michael is a (re)insurance, structured finance, derivatives, and regulatory lawyer with substantial corporate, transactional, and commercial disputes experience gained in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Bermuda. His legal practice in Hong Kong originally focused on banking and insurance disputes, commercial crime, and Independent Commission Against Corruption investigations. He represented clients in a number of cases before the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council, including in Red Sea Insurance Co Ltd v Bouygues SA and 22 Others (1995) 1 AC 190, a leading conflict of laws decision. Subsequently, he moved to in-house legal roles in Bermuda and London, with ACE Capital Re International (now Assured Guaranty), Dresdner Kleinwort, Zurich Financial Services, and Commerzbank. While in-house he was responsible for numerous innovative risk transformation, credit enhancement, structured credit, and derivatives hedging transactions involving the (re)insurance industry and the capital markets.

Michael has a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with a specialism in Banking Law and Financial Regulation. He is admitted as a solicitor in both Hong Kong and England and Wales and as a barrister and attorney in Bermuda. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor Michael served in the Royal Hong Kong Police.

Commenting on Michael’s new role at the firm, Managing Partner Timothy Loh stated: "Michael joins the firm at a pivotal time for the (re)insurance industry in Hong Kong. The industry faces new regulations but, at the same time, has the opportunity to transition not just to a regional insurance hub but to a centre for the provision of risk management services for the Belt & Road Initiative. Michael’s rare combination of international (re)insurance and banking experience will provide clients with the legal support they require to meet these challenges and opportunities."