Garbhan Shanks - Insurnace Solicitor

High profile litigator joins Michelmores

Commercial litigator Garbhan Shanks has joined Michelmores from Addleshaw Goddard.  He becomes a partner at the firm’s London office bringing Michelmores' total partnership to 58. 

37 year-old Garbhan specializes in contentious insurance and reinsurance, and also has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial disputes both in Court and arbitration proceedings.  He  represents policyholders and (re)insurers in coverage disputes and has particular experience in the financial services, pharmaceutical, property, trade and transport, aviation, energy, retail and manufacturing sectors.

Amongst others, he has acted for a FTSE 100 pharmaceutical company, various domestic and international banks, Walters Power International, Associated Group, Plurimi Capital, Moneysupermarket.com, Aviva Canada Inc., Wasa, Aioi Dowa Insurance Co Ltd and a wide range of very high net worth private clients, such as Boris Berezovsky.

Charles Maunder, Michelmores partner and head of the firm’s London Office, said:

"Garbhan is a very welcome addition to our growing London office.  He brings a wealth of experience and specialist knowledge to the team and his contentious insurance expertise perfectly complements the non-contentious insurance work of partner Roger Fink who is also London-based."

Garbhan Shanks added:

"I am delighted to be joining an ambitious firm with a clear vision for its future growth. I am greatly looking forward to the challenge this new role presents."