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William Reddie

Senior Associate


Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Will advises on a range of corporate and regulatory matters, focussing on clients in the insurance sector.

His experience includes M&A, joint ventures, (re)insurance arrangements, commutations, transactions specific to the Lloyd's market, and insurtech products. Will has provided regulatory advice on Part IV authorisation issues, distribution arrangements, passporting structures, intra-group arrangements and the use of appointed representatives. He has also recently advised several entities on the acquisition or disposal of run-off business by way of a loss portfolio reinsurance and subsequent Part VII transfer.

Chambers UK 2018, Chambers UK 2019, Chambers UK 2020 and Chambers UK 2021 list the "absolutely excellent" Will Reddie as an "associate to watch", and state that he is highly regarded for his “robust insurance practice, advising clients on an array of transactional and regulatory matters",including “acquisitions and reinsurance agreementsand insurtech and other new products.”

Clients say that he is "very proactive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with," “knows his industry inside and out”, “is always willing to find a solution to a problem", and “provides superb day-to-day handling of a matter and his knowledge and experience are very valuable to us.”

Legal 500 UK 2020 also highlights Will's experience of innovative insurtech products.

Will has also spent time on secondment to the Prudential Regulation Authority, to a Lloyd's managing agency and to HFW's Dubai office.

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The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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