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DWF boosts Australian insurance practice with the hire of senior insurance partner

01 April 2022

DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, is thrilled to announce the appointment of insurance specialist Matt Dudakov to its insurance team.

Matt Dudakov has been an insurance lawyer for over 20 years and has a diverse practice specialising across multiple insurance lines, primarily casualty, professional indemnity, financial lines, property/recoveries and construction.  

He was a founding partner of the Queensland office of Lander & Rogers having been deployed from its Melbourne headquarters, and also led that firm's casualty practice up until his recent departure.
Matt has extensive insurance experience in Australia, with a longstanding profile amongst local insurers and insureds, as well as a high profile in London having acted for numerous clients in the London Market for many years.

Matt will be taking the charge at DWF in leading the national growth of the firm's general insurance practice. 

Recognised in The Best Lawyers Australia since 2014 in the areas of Insurance Law and Litigation, he is the third senior hire made by DWF's insurance team this financial year, with Special Counsels Anthony Forrester and Marissa Coward joining in August last year. 

Matt said: 

"I am thrilled to join DWF which has very strong growth plans in the Australian market and I'm excited about being part of this. In addition, DWF is leading the transformation in the insurance market with its integrated legal services offering to clients. This makes for a very compelling, vibrant and dynamic offering."

Commenting on the appointment, Damien van Brunschot, DWF’s Regional Managing Partner – Australasia and Head of Insurance in Australia said: 

"I am delighted to welcome Matt on board. Having a lawyer of Matt's calibre join DWF is an invaluable addition to the firm due to his leadership skills, experience and insights. I'm also particularly excited that Matt will be taking the lead on growing our national general insurance practice and I look forward to working with him on this front."

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