Insurance

Ince loses insurance chief amid merger talks

Ince & Co’s global head of insurance Joe O’Keeffe has departed for Stephenson Harwood, just two weeks after it was revealed that Ince had entered into merger talks with Gordon Dadds. Insurance partner O’Keeffe, who specialises in trade, shipping, yachts and superyachts, joined Ince in 1991 and was made partner in 2000. During his time at the firm, […]

Hong Kong

Clydes sets out HK growth plans with two new joiners

Clyde & Co has reshuffled its international heads with its managing partner for Abu Dhabi moving over to take charge in Hong Kong. Abu Dhabi head Christopher Jobson will move over from the Middle East to Hong Kong, taking up a regional management role and sitting on the firm’s Asia Pacific management board. Jobson is […]

cars

Slaughters and Weil lead on £1.2bn bid for Sheilas’ Wheels owner

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Slaughter and May have advised on the £1.2bn buyout of esure in one of the largest insurance deals of the year so far. Slaughters led for esure, the owner of insurance brand Sheilas’ Wheels and former owner of price comparison website Gocompare.com. The deal team was led by corporate partners John Papanion […]

CMS bulks up in Hong Kong with eight-lawyer team hire

Months after agreeing a new tie-up in Hong Kong, CMS has increased lawyer headcount in the region after snaring an eight-lawyer team from RPC. Partners Andrew Horton and Steven Wise are leading the move to CMS, which earlier this year struck up a new association with Hong Kong firm Shirley Lau & Co increasing its capacity to offer […]

London

Clydes replaced by insurance rival on London boroughs panel

Five firms have won spots on the freshly reviewed Insurance London Consortium (ILC) panel, servicing work to seven of the capital city’s boroughs until 2023. BLM, Browne Jacobson, DAC Beachcroft, DWF and Plexus Law will share the £7.5m-valued panel for the next five years with Clyde & Co the only major casualty from the last […]

RSA legal head re-emerges after two year hiatus

RSA’s former general cousel Derek Walsh has resurfaced at Jardine Lloyd Thompson after a two year hiatus from the legal industry. Walsh joins insurance company JLT as its group general counsel and will also become a member of the group executive committee. He replaces Keith Johnson in the role; Johnson joined JLT in 2014 from […]

The Lawyer Awards 2017

The 60 second interview: RPC on its tech victory at The Lawyer Awards 2017

Ahead of this year’s The Lawyer Awards in association with Travelers, RPC Partner Richard Breavington talks to The Lawyer about the impact of winning the Best Client Service Innovation prize last year. In a short paragraph can you tell us a bit more about the initiatives that led you to enter and consequently win Best Client […]

Sarah Pozner

The 60 second interview: How tech has impacted Aviva

Aviva’s head of legal Sarah Pozner talks to The Lawyer about how the company is utilising data to improve customer experience and the risks that are associated with digital transformation ahead of her session at the In-house Financial Services conference. How will big data analytics transform customer experience and engagement within financial services? The emergence of […]

New Counsel arrival as Ogier launches insurance and private wealth services in Luxembourg

Ogier has launched a new range of legal services in Insurance and Private Wealth into the Luxembourg market, led by Eva Gyori-Toursel who has joined Ogier as Counsel. Under Eva, Ogier’s Luxembourg office will expand its established investment funds, corporate and finance services. Providing independent legal and regulatory insurance expertise in Luxembourg, Ogier’s new offering […]

William Fry advises on sale of Standard Life Aberdeen’s insurance business

William Fry is advising Phoenix Group on the Irish aspects of its £3bn acquisition of Standard Life Aberdeen’s insurance business. The sale will mark Standard Life Aberdeen’s exit from its insurance roots and is a significant transaction in the international insurance sector. The William Fry team acting on the transaction is being led by Corporate Partner Eavan Saunders and […]

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