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Holman Fenwick Willan continues to grow (Re)insurance practice

11 October 2012

Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), is delighted to announce the recruitment of John Barlow, a specialist in financial institution insurance and reinsurance.

John, who joins the firm’s London office, 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.

In addition to his claims handling and dispute resolution experience, 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 also developed products which have addressed issues arising from Basel II and III and the financial crisis, as well as designing bespoke programmes for financial institutions, trading houses and hedge funds.

John commented: “Given the breadth of HFW’s insurance and reinsurance offering, in addition to its global footprint, the firm is ideally positioned to provide all the necessary support to clients writing FI business globally and I am looking forward to developing this area of the firm’s practice.”

Paul Wordley, HFW’s Global Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, said: “We are delighted that John has chosen to continue his career with HFW. His experience in this specialist area of business further enhances the service we can offer to our international client base.”

John was previously a Partner with Hill Dickinson.

For further information please contact Paul Wordley, Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, on + 44 (0)20 7264 8438, or, or Tania Phayre, Head of Marketing Communications, on +44 (0)20 7264 8546 or