Mid-tier firm McCabe Curwood has appointed the former general counsel and company secretary of Allianz Australia for its new specialist corporate regulatory and advisory group.
Mathew Kaley (pictured) has jumped from the in-house realm to private practice to build the new practice group for McCabes as the firm is “a great fit” for him to build a specialised regulatory and advisory offering, he explained.
"McCabe Curwood has both a strong reputation in commercial law and an extensive insurance practice. They also have a culture that encourages innovation, which is an essential element in providing effective legal advice to industry clients,” he said.
“My insurance background and knowledge of the insurance industry will enable me to make sure that my offering to clients is both practical and able to be applied in a business context. I am looking forward to working with the industry to assist it to meet the challenges and opportunities that sit before it.”
Mr Kaley’s corporate advisory practice at McCabe Curwood will specialise in insurance advisory and cover a broad range of regulatory and commercial law applicable to financial services entities, the firm said in a statement.
McCabes managing principal Andrew Lacey said that the addition of Mr Kaley would further help the firm achieve its strategic vision: to be able to partner with organisations and offer the best specialist advice.
“McCabe Curwood is working to continue it’s equally strong commercial and insurance offer. We have great top legal minds and expertise across both the distinctly different practice areas. Mathew Kaley’s insurance background and corporate technical ability will appeal within an industry in which we already have a strong reputation,” he said.
“This is a perfect example of the complementary legal practice we are building.”