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Bob is a corporate finance lawyer in the corporate and regulatory insurance team based in London with a particular focus on discontinued insurance businesses, restructurings and regulation. He also has a growing practice in the specialist Lloyd’s market.
Bob was promoted to partner in 2012 which Legal 500 has described as a “boost to the regulatory side of the practice”. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has co-authored a chapter on closing books of business in Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation, published by Edward Elgar.
Bob’s main client relationship responsibilities are for XL Catlin, AIG, a major UK motor insurer and a number of run-off aggregators.
Bob is well known for complex and high profile transactions, including the recent completion of the restructuring and cross-border merger of Markel’s Irish insurance company into its London market insurer, advising in connection with the pre-pack administration and break-up of the PI law firm Parabis and completing the sale, by way of share sale and reinsurance, of Chaucer’s UK motor business to Markerstudy.
Bob has previously spent 9 months on secondment to the FSA, where he was working on the implementation of the Solvency II Directive and he remains at the forefront of developments relating to the Solvency II regime. Bob has a unique ability of reducing the most complex of concepts to readily intelligible language for clients and colleagues alike.