Fusion bolsters APAC underwriting team with new senior appointments

Danielle Eliatamby, Lillian Chau, and Sabrina Chia, Associate Directors in Mergers and Acquisitions Underwriting at Fusion

Fusion, a speciality insurer providing innovative insurance solutions to SMEs, announced the appointments of three senior executives, Danielle Eliatamby, Lillian Chau, and Sabrina Chia as Associate Directors in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Underwriting.

Based out of Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, the senior executives carry a wealth of expertise in the M&A legal sector. In their roles, they will lead the underwriting of M&A deals across the APAC and facilitate the issuance of policies across a broad range of industries. The hires come at a time when Fusion is accelerating its expansion in the M&A insurance market.

Appointees come to Fusion with great market expertise

Danielle Eliatamby, based in Sydney, will be responsible for driving Fusion’s continued growth in the highly developed M&A insurance markets across Australia and New Zealand and in Asia.

Previously a lawyer in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Corporate M&A practice group, Danielle brings with her extensive expertise, having advised clients on market leading transactions. She was recognised as a rising star of the legal industry by Australasian Lawyer in 2020.

Lillian Chau joins the Fusion team in Hong Kong, where she will further expand the company’s venture into the North Asian market as part of its regional competitive advantage.

Lillian was a corporate M&A lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright in Hong Kong and Melbourne. She has significant experience advising insurers and clients on cross-border M&A transactions. She has also had experience with client secondments at leading financial institutions.

Sabrina Chia is based in Singapore, where she will spearhead Fusion’s consolidation of its Singapore hub and add to the company’s continued regional growth. Sabrina is a Singapore qualified lawyer, having started her career in Corporate M&A at Allen & Gledhill.

In addition, she has over 14 years of experience as legal counsel with global and listed corporations with presence across the ASEAN region in a diverse range of global markets.

Fusion get market foothold with these appointments

Announcing the appointments, Fusion’s Managing Partner, Katherine Simmonds said: “We are delighted to welcome Danielle, Lillian and Sabrina to the Fusion team, as we strengthen our talent and steadily build our presence in strategic key hubs across the region.”

“Our new colleagues are well-regarded in their fields and bring with them expertise and a keen understanding of transactions from an underwriting perspective across their markets.”

“With their extensive backgrounds and knowledge, Fusion is well-positioned to continue delivering best-in-class M&A insurance solutions and innovations for our brokers and clients.”