David Gerber is a partner in the Sydney office of Clayton Utz and is the head of the firm’s insurance national practice group. He is a specialist insurance lawyer with experience in both general and life insurance, including reinsurance. In 2014, he was named a ‘Rising Star’ for insurance and reinsurance in the Expert Guides Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. According to Best Lawyers, for the past five years he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of insurance law. From 2016 to 2018, he has been ranked by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as one of Australia’s ‘Leading Individuals’ in insurance.
Mr Gerber helps clients both with their corporate insurance issues and resolving disputes, including insurance coverage disputes. This includes advice on policy interpretation, insurance claims, indemnity and risk issues, insurance regulation, product development and distribution, captives, reinsurance, portfolio transfers, the insurance aspects of major projects, M&A and other commercial transactions, and regulatory investigations. He also acts for the insurance industry in corporate restructuring and insurance-linked securities transactions, and has advised local and international clients on regulatory compliance.
He holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Natal, South Africa. He is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, and is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.