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About John

John heads our Middle East Financial Institutions and Regulatory Practice.

John advises, banks, 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 global claims to find their way into the London insurance and reinsurance market over the last two decades.

As part of his practice, John advises the broad swathe of financial institutions, insurers and brokers in the Middle East region on all regulatory issues.

As head of HFW’s regulatory practice in Dubai, John assists insurers, brokers and MGAs wishing to establish a presence on the DIFC platform and in the broader region. John and his team’s work includes advising on set-ups and compliance and guides clients from the initial approach to the relevant regulatory authority (in whichever jurisdiction) to the obtaining of the required licence. John advises also on the selling of financial products, admission of insurers and the dealing of sophisticated financial instruments.

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.