Azat is a senior associate in the insurance team at Colin Biggers & Paisley. His areas of expertise are financial institutions and directors and officers insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance. Azat has extensive experience in insurance litigation focusing on professional indemnity and D&O litigation, complex coverage claims, cyber litigation, employment practices and life insurance.
Azat provides advice on coverage matters including on shareholder class actions against major financial institutions and consumer class actions, as well as advising insurers in respect of regulatory investigations and proceedings (including ASIC and APRA). Azat regularly advises insurers on the Corporations Act, Superannuation Act, ASIC Act and Insurance Contracts Act obligations and duties.
Azat has expertise in cyber incident response and claims, including advising ASX20 clients on their obligations under the Privacy Act and drafting notifications to insurers.
Azat also has experience in:
- cyber litigation and recoveries;
- employment practices and employment law; and
- life insurance claims as well as advising life insurers on their regulatory duties and obligations.
Azat holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Flinders University. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2016.
Azat joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2022.