John is Head of William Fry’s Insurance Department. He advises insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as intermediaries, on all aspects of their business including M&A transactions, portfolio transfers, restructurings, contractual negotiations and regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience in helping insurance and reinsurance companies obtain authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland and on passporting into other EEA markets.
Recent significant transactions include advising:
- Berkshire Hathaway on it's €90m Solvency II compliant subordinate debt facility to VHI Group
- Markel Group on the Cross-Border Merger between Markel International Insurance Limited and Markel Europe
- Various clients on Solvency II related issues including admissibility and categorisation of own-funds and ancillary own-fund items, third country reinsurance agreements and outsourcing
- Groups such as AXA Life Invest, Achmea, Eurco Re and RBC Re (Royal Bank of Canada) on group reorganisation projects
John is a member of the IBA Insurance Committee and is Chairman of the Insurance Regulation Sub-Committee. He is also a former Chairman of An Taoiseach’s IFSC Insurance Group.