Pinsent Masons appoints new Corporate Financial Services partner in Dublin

27 Mar 2019 | 10:52 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has today announced the appointment of Naoise Harnett who will be joining as a Corporate Financial Services partner in its Dublin office in the summer.

This follows the appointment of Niall Campbell who joined last month as Senior Associate in the Corporate Financial Services practice. Niall's primary focus is on servicing insurance and reinsurance clients where he has been recognised as a next generation lawyer by the Legal 500 Ireland (2018). Both appointments are significant additions to the growing strength of the Dublin office.

Naoise will be joining from William Fry, where he is a partner in the insurance & reinsurance department.  He has extensive experience in insurance law, both non-life and life, advising non-captive and captive clients.

He has particular expertise in the sale and purchase of (re)insurance companies, (re)insurance portfolio transfers, Solvency II compliant capital, outsourcing, the set up and authorisation of (re)insurers, captive (re)insurance and the authorisation and regulation of insurance intermediaries. Naoise's practice also includes general corporate law and financial services law.

Alexis Roberts, Head of Financial Services, Pinsent Masons commented, "Naoise's appointment significantly strengthens our financial services offering in Dublin at a critical time, given the Brexit-driven relocation of key elements of clients' insurance businesses to Ireland.  We have seen the demand for insurance law specialists in Dublin growing exponentially over the last year and Naoise will play a crucial role in meeting that demand."

Gayle Bowen, Head of Pinsent Masons' Dublin Office added, "Naoise's appointment adds to the rapid growth that we've seen in our team in Dublin, joining our group of highly-skilled, sector-focused, senior lawyers. His appointment bolsters our Financial Services capability, which sits at the core of our Dublin proposition."

Naoise has a vast range of experience including advising a number of clients on Solvency II related issues such as admissibility and categorisation of own funds, third country reinsurance agreements and outsourcing. He also has experience advising on a number of Companies Act 2014 matters, sales of majority interests in cross-border insurance subsidiaries and numerous restructuring projects.

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