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Charlie Shute


Charlie Shute

As an associate in our insurance and reinsurance team Charlie Shute concentrates on advising clients on insurance and reinsurance disputes, including; litigation, arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Charlie was a solicitor in the Sydney office of one of Australia's leading insurance law firms. Charlie's clients include insurers, reinsurers, brokers and insured companies.

Charlie has experience in providing advice to clients on coverage and claims handling across multiple classes of business (including property, product liability, energy and financial lines claims), and on complex disputes arising in an insurance and reinsurance context. He also advises clients in relation to regulatory matters including insurance distribution, the effect of economic and trade sanctions, the mis-sale of insurance products, and public law matters including issues arising from Government commissions of inquiry.



Representative experience

Advising the PI and D&O insurers of a collapsed collective investment scheme in relation to an investor class action in Australia *

Representing AXA Versicherung in its Commercial Court claim for the avoidance of an energy construction treaty on grounds of material non-disclosure

Advising multiple financial institutions on disputes and related issues arising from the mis-sale of Payment Protection Insurance

Providing advice to insurers, brokers and insured companies on the impact of economic and trade sanctions on insurance business

Advising various clients on the establishment of insurance distribution arrangements

* Experience prior to joining Hogan Lovells

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • BA, LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Australia
  • England and Wales
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