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HFW strengthens (Re)insurance practice

10 September 2012

Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), is delighted to announce the recruitment of Pierre-Etienne Kuehn, who joins the firm’s insurance and reinsurance practice in Paris, from AXA Group.

Pierre-Etienne, who joins as a Consultant, is the former Head of Legal and Compliance at AXA Group, and will further strengthen the insurance and reinsurance group in Paris, which is led by Guillaume Brajeux, Edouard Taÿ-Pamart and Olivier Purcell. With more than 20 years experience working in insurance, reinsurance, broking and assistance services companies, Pierre-Etienne brings with him in-depth knowledge of corporate and M&A transactions, as well as regulation and compliance issues in the sector. In addition, he has developed a particular expertise in managing large international litigation matters and has put in place insurance-reinsurance agreements for major players in the world of international commerce.

Guillaume Brajeux, Managing Partner of the firm’s Paris office and of the Europe and Middle East Region, said: “Pierre-Etienne is a significant asset to our team. His highly specialised knowledge of the industry and of insurance, and his recognised experience in managing major international litigation matters will be invaluable to the firm.”

Paul Wordley, HFW’s global Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, said: “We are delighted Pierre-Etienne has chosen to continue his career with HFW and look forward to him adding a new dimension to our insurance and reinsurance practice both in the French market and also at an international level.”

For further information please contact, Guillaume Brajeux, Managing Partner Paris, on +31 (0)1 44 94 40 50, or, or Emilie Sevestre, European Marketing Manager, on +31 (0)1 44 94 40 50, or, or Tania Phayre, Head of Marketing Communications, on +44 (0)20 7264 8546, or