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About Dom

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

His corporate and commercial experience includes domestic and cross-border M&A, disposals of businesses / assets / shares, joint ventures, intra-group reorganisations, commercial contracts (such as distribution and services agreements) and corporate capital at Lloyd’s.

He has also provided regulatory advice for insurance clients, including intra-group arrangements, Solvency II capital treatment of financial instruments, Part 4A authorisation and change in control applications to the PRA and FCA, the use of appointed representatives and corporate governance (in particular, the SM&CR).

Dom is a qualified lawyer in England and Wales. He has spent time on secondment to HFW’s Melbourne office in the (re)insurance team.

Recent work includes:

  • Advising Markerstudy on its £185m acquisition of the Co-op’s insurance division.
  • Advising Bain Capital Credit on its investment in Beat Capital Partners, which owned a group of insurance intermediaries at Lloyd’s.
  • Advising US broker Brown & Brown on its acquisition of Global Risk Partners, one of the largest independent insurance intermediaries in the UK, from private equity investor Searchlight Capital Partners.
  • Advising Markerstudy on its sale to OneFamily of Beagle Street, the life and critical illness business of BGL Insurance, following Markerstudy’s acquisition of BGL Insurance in 2022.
  • Advising Asta on a reinsurance-to-close (RITC) transaction with RiverStone Managing Agency Limited of the legacy liabilities of the 2019 year of account of Syndicate 1980, managed by Asta.
  • Advising an international insurer on its upcoming application for authorisation under Part 4A FSMA for its UK branch, and advising on the requirements and guidance (across most areas of the UK insurance regulatory framework) issued by the UK regulators post-Brexit.
  • Advising an insurance intermediary on board composition and on the roles and responsibilities of senior managers.