Head of Aviation
Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc
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Claudia is an aviation, insurance and regulatory lawyer based in Johannesburg.
Claudia is the head of the aviation practice in South Africa. Claudia's aviation practice is focused on the South Africa, southern African and international aviation insurance markets, representing local and foreign aviation insurers and reinsurers and their insureds. Claudia advises on coverage, subrogated defences and recoveries, third party claims, professional indemnity, financiers' interests and loss payees, and product development. Recent experience includes air service operations, airport operations, drones, grand handling and ancillary services, financiers, leasing arrangements, regulatory issues and general aviation-related commercial disputes. Claudia is proficient in complex international disputes, having gained her Masters in International Dispute Resolution through the University of London, fortified by 10 years of experience.
Claudia provides insurance regulatory advice to insurers, brokers, intermediaries and outsource providers operating in the insurance market. Claudia advises on corporate restructurings, product development, broker and intermediary arrangements, outsourcing arrangements and regulatory issues. Claudia has good relationships with the insurance regulators in South Africa.
Claudia also has experience in offshore law, global insolvency and restructurings, general commercial litigation and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.
BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, 2005
MA (Cantab), University of Cambridge, 2008
LLB, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009
LLM, University of London, 2012
Certified Governance Risk and Compliance Professional, OCEG, 2017
- South Africa
Claudia has extensive experience in the insurance markets in South and Southern Africa, particularly focused on multi-jurisdictional and cross-border claims within Southern Africa. Claudia advised on complex liability claims including personal injury, material damages and indemnity claims. Claudia also has experience in complex commercial litigation matters, representing airlines, insurers, mining companies, state-owned entities and hotel chains.
Claudia gained offshore insurance, insolvency and regulatory experience in Bermuda, representing oil and gas companies, electricity producers and distributors, insurers, placement brokers, reinsurers and financial institutions.
Recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer for dispute resolution by Legal500, 2017.
Co-author: "The Winding Up of C&J Energy Limited in Bermuda in 35 Days: A case study of Accelerated Winding Up in Bermuda", International Corporate Rescue, September 2017
Co-author: "Insolvency law in Bermuda", Offshore Commercial Law in Bermuda, 2nd edition, 2017