Expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial alliances, insurance business transfer schemes, corporate re-organisations and insolvencies and related regulatory issues. I also regularly draft bespoke insurance policies for insurers or insureds.
I am highly regarded for my client focused approach and availability. I am well known for providing practical advice and for my responsiveness to client needs.
I have extensive transactional and regulatory experience, much of it acting for insurers, insurance intermediaries and buyers of insurance. I have also acted for buyers of bespoke insurance products. I have led a team that won the Legal Business Insurance Team of the Year Award.
I have been involved in many outsourcing arrangements and assisted in various start-ups and authorisations. I regularly advise on regulatory matters, particularly in the insurance sphere. I have a strong track record of persuading regulators to modify their position to a client's benefit.
Most of my work is for businesses active in the London insurance market (or those which buy commercial insurance in the London insurance market). That market is international so many clients are either based, or owned by people, outside the UK so I have extensive dealings with non-UK clients, particularly people in South-East Asia (Singapore and Hong Kong), Europe (Germany, Switzerland and France), USA and Australia. In addition to my UK-based international experience I have practiced as a solicitor in Hong Kong for two years.