After three years at Hyperion, general counsel and chief risk officer Will Bloomer is warming up for the insurance intermediary’s seventeenth acquisition and couldn’t be more relaxed about it.
In this week’s in-house interview Bloomer explains why merger is all in a days work in the insurance sector and how he has established longstanding relationships with private practice lawyers without setting up a formal panel.
Straight-talking Bloomer is no fan of the traditional partnership structure, believing it to be outdated, inefficient and no longer fit for purpose.
As such he has never instigated a formal panel at Hyperion and is far less interested in big law brands than building close relationships with individual partners.
It’s an approach that works with insurance intermediaries. As Bloomer points out, it is less applicable in the highly commoditised world of insurers themselves.
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