Catherine Oldenburg

Special Counsel. Sydney.

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Catherine Oldenburg

Catherine specialises in “front end” insurance advice and “back end” insurance advice and litigation as well as general commercial litigation and class actions.

Catherine has advised and represented clients in connection with a diverse and complex range of insurance products, issues and disputes.  Catherine’s experience includes advising insured clients on risk allocation and management issues (including in the pre-contractual phase).  Catherine’s experience also includes assisting clients with insurance recoveries following major losses including, if necessary, litigation.  In this capacity, Catherine is accustomed to working closely with clients in order to implement a co-ordinated claims management strategy.

Catherine specialises in “front end” insurance advice and “back end” insurance advice and litigation as well as general commercial litigation and class actions.

Catherine has advised and represented clients in connection with a diverse and complex range of insurance products, issues and disputes.  Catherine’s experience includes advising insured clients on risk allocation and management issues (including in the pre-contractual phase).  Catherine’s experience also includes assisting clients with insurance recoveries following major losses including, if necessary, litigation.  In this capacity, Catherine is accustomed to working closely with clients in order to implement a co-ordinated claims management strategy.

Catherine Oldenburg

Catherine's Expertise

  • Professional indemnity claim Acted in the successful defence of a client in first instance and appeal proceedings arising out of the construction of a major public infrastructure project and involving the interpretation of a project specific professional indemnity insurance policy.
  • Industrial special risks claim Acted in the successful defence of a client in first instance and appeal proceedings involving a claim under an industrial special risks insurance policy.
  • Contractual indemnity claim Acted in the successful defence of a client in first instance and appeal proceedings involving the construction of a contractual indemnity.
  • Risk allocation and management Regularly advises clients in relation to risk management and allocation issues. Regularly acts on behalf of clients in making and advancing claims for indemnity under insurance policies with respect to losses suffered.
  • Class actions Experience in class action litigation, including with respect to financial products and services.

Catherine's Leadership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association Member