Tristan Thompson joins as partner while Anita Quy is promoted to head of aviation
Kennedys continues to bolster its aviation team in Singapore with the promotion of Anita Quy to head of aviation, Asia Pacific, and the appointment of a new partner, Tristan Thompson.
Quy, who joined the firm in 2014, has specialised in the aviation sector for more than 20 years. She advises a range of clients including insurers, airlines, general aviation operators, regulators, ground handlers, and maintenance organisations. She has been engaged as lead counsel in a number of cases involving catastrophic losses and regularly handles complex, high-value work such as hull subrogation claims.
Quy also has extensive dispute resolution experience in cross-border litigation, and regularly advises on non-contentious issues such as contractual liability, risk management and regulatory matters. She takes over the role following the departure of Peng Lim who has moved in-house to long-standing Kennedys’ client, Liberty Specialty Markets, as head of aviation claims.
Thompson joins the firm from DLA Piper, where he spent the last three years principally working on complex aviation and aerospace product liability claims and hull subrogation claims. Prior to that he spent eight years at Clyde & Co, where he trained and qualified into their aviation team.
An English qualified lawyer, Thompson specialises in handling contentious aviation and aerospace matters on behalf of operators and their (re)insurers across multi-jurisdictions. His experience includes dealing with major airline and helicopter losses, attritional claims, coverage issues and pursuing recovery actions for (re)insurers and insureds.
“Since joining us eight years ago, Anita has made a significant contribution to the success and growth of the practice, advising on some of the largest and most complex aviation losses and helping to cement our position as one of the world’s leading aviation firms,” said Nick Thomas, senior partner at Kennedys.
Julian Wallace, joint managing partner in Kennedys’ Singapore office, added: “I know that Anita will excel in this new role as she is already highly respected by clients who I’m sure will welcome the news. Together with Tristan, we are excited to support the growth and development of our client offering in Asia.”