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John Barlow

Partner

Dubai

Level 8, Building 6
Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 53934 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 4 423 0555
Office Fax: +971 4 425 7941

Direct Dial (Dubai): +971 4 423 0547

Mobile: +971 56 466 3690

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John advises insurers and reinsurers of Financial Institutions in connection with their fidelity, computer crime, D&O, PI/Civil Liability and cyber liability programmes, and on claims that arise under these products. John has handled and settled many of the most significant claims to find their way into the London insurance and reinsurance market over the last two decades.

John also heads up HFW's regulatory team in Dubai which assists insurers, brokers and MGAs wishing to establish a presence in the DIFC. John and his team's work includes advising on set ups and compliance and guides clients from the initial approach to the Dubai Financial Services Authority to the obtaining of the required licence.

In addition to his claims handling experience and dispute resolution, John has considerable experience in the development of leading Financial Institution insurance products that encompass the coverage of exposures of IFAs, banks, investment banks and sovereign financial institutions. John has developed market leading products in connection with bank Operational Risk programmes including products which address regulatory capital issues for banks, traders and commodities companies.

John has considerable experience of political risk, trade credit, trade finance, sovereign guarantee and protracted payment insurances, as well as the development of captive insurance programmes.

John is qualified in England and Wales.

Dubai

The firm's Dubai office opened in 2006 and has grown significantly over the years.

Now with 13 partners, 1 legal director and 26 associates, the office offers both GCC clients and international clients with operations in the region an integrated service covering dispute resolution, transactions and regulation across a number of industry sectors. Our team of lawyers, many of whom are Arabic speakers, come from diverse backgrounds and have a strong understanding of and established working relationships with government departments, regulatory bodies, agencies and locally qualified lawyers throughout the GCC region. Our experience shows that this facilitates the faster resolution of any difficulties our clients face.

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Awards for John

Law Firm of the Year
2nd Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2015
Law Firm of the Year

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