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          Regulatory, Commercial and Corporate Services

          Our team of regulatory, commercial and corporate legal experts assist insurer, intermediary, coverholders and service company clients to meet their commercial objectives and manage their regulatory requirements, in a practical and efficient manner.   

           

          We advise on all the regulatory, commercial and corporate aspects of insurer and intermediary business, such as: the life cycle and distribution of insurance products; the governance, conduct and regulatory obligations of the business; the successful acquisition and merger of insurance entries; and the commercial, corporate and capital financing requirements of the business. 

          Regulatory 

          Our regulatory lawyers advise insurance businesses on a range of Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") and Society of Lloyd's ("Lloyd's") authorisation, supervisory, enforcement and disciplinary matters. 

          Our team includes former: regulators, FCA Skilled Persons, in-house compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officers. We advise clients on day to day governance, conduct and compliance issues, anti-financial crime and sanctions, implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime ("SMCR") notifications to the regulator, 'shadow' skilled persons/Section 166 reports, and internal and external investigations. 

          We are highly experienced in London Market/Lloyd's matters advising clients on broker remuneration agreements, undertaking board effectiveness reviews for managing agents, advising overseas coverholders in enquiries from Lloyd's and advising the market on financial sanctions.

          Commercial 

          We advise on the full range of insurance market distribution arrangements and agreements, product wording and customer facing documentation, outsourcing agreements, business as usual terms of business and commercial contracts.   

          Corporate

          Our corporate advice includes company and partnership formation, mergers and acquisitions (public and private); schemes of arrangement and portfolio transfers; and joint ventures and group reorganisations for domestic and international businesses. 

          Richard Burger

          • Partner // Head of Financial Services Regulatory Investigations

          Robbie Constance

          • Partner // Head of Financial Services Regulatory

          Craig Chaplin

          • Partner // National Head of Commercial & Competition
          Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.
          DWF Claims

          DWF Claims

          DWF Claims is a global claims management business specialising in the management and administration of all classes of commercial lines claims.
          DWF Costs

          DWF Costs

          DWF Costs provides expert direction in relation to all cost matters - from recovery through to negotiation, points of dispute, provisional assessments and detailed assessment hearings.