George is a specialist insurance partner in our financial institutions sector group. He works with many of the best-known and most-respected companies throughout the insurance sector, and has extensive experience in advising clients on a variety of complex legal issues. These range from M&A transactions and business transfers (including up-to-date experience in the Lloyd’s market) to restructuring, regulatory and other advisory work.
In addition to his insurance focus, George also has wide experience advising clients in retail banking, asset management and other parts of the financial services sector. George was previously seconded to the M&A legal team of a major global banking and financial services provider and has also spent time on secondment to the firm’s Hong Kong and Tokyo offices during the course of his career with the firm.
Advising AIG Europe on its pan-European Brexit restructuring and the creation of AIG Europe SA
Advising Equitable Life Assurance Society on its proposed sale to Utmost Life and Pensions
Advising Centerbridge on its acquisition of Canopius from Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc and on the subsequent acquisition by Canopius of Amtrust at Lloyd's and its strategic partnership with Samsung Fire & Marine
Advising Phoenix Group Holdings on its acquisition of the UK pension and protection business of AXA Wealth (including SunLife)
Advising Compass Group PLC on its acquisition of Fazer Food Services