Mr William Hogarth > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Transactional and regulatory insurance


A partner in RPC’s transactional and regulatory insurance team, William has over 15 years’ experience advising clients and investors in the life and general insurance market on a full spectrum of transactional, reinsurance, commercial and regulatory matters.

William supports insurer, reinsurer, intermediary and investor clients on a range of corporate transactions and has particular expertise assisting clients with reinsurance arrangements, including legacy market transactions. His life insurance experience includes advising insurer and trustee clients on bulk annuity and other longevity risk transactions.  He also advises clients on commercial, underwriting and distribution arrangements and has significant experience guiding clients through the myriad of insurance prudential and conduct regulations, as well as Lloyd’s of London-related matters.

His work highlights include:

  • Advising insurer and legacy market reinsurer clients on numerous successful legacy reinsurance transactions, including LPT, XoL, ADC and RITC structures, and connected collateral arrangements. William has also acted for clients acquiring legacy captive insurers and transferring insurance portfolios under Part VII of FSMA.
  • Assisting a number of MGA, insurer and reinsurer clients with the development and distribution of new and innovative insurance and reinsurance products and structures, including parametric insurance, life insurance ISAs and captive insurance structures.
  • Advising a large European life insurer on the reinsurance arrangements linked to its issue of an innovative mortality-linked catastrophe bond designed to protect the insurer against the impact of global pandemics.
  • Advising a large global insurer on its internal and captive group reinsurance covers and associated premium and claims allocation arrangements.
  • Advising a number of UK and overseas insurers on various intra-group and third party reinsurance arrangements, including quota shares, adverse development covers and excess of loss reinsurance arrangements.
  • Supporting a UK insurer client with understanding the PRA’s regulatory expectations in respect of climate change, providing an assessment of their current progress towards compliance and making recommendations for actions to take in order to meet the PRA’s climate change expectations.
  • Acting for the management team of a new challenger broker, including advising them on a significant investment from a US private equity firm, its regulatory establishment and operational arrangements, and a large renewal rights acquisition with associated employee transfer.
  • Advising a number of UK and international insurers on acquisitions of, investments in and sales of various MGA platforms and Lloyd’s businesses.
  • Advising a number of life insurers in relation to bulk annuity buy-in/out transactions, including through the use of fronting arrangements and captive (re)insurers.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

(Next Generation Partners)

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RPC handles the full spectrum of insurance transactional and regulatory advice; the practice is instructed on M&A, reinsurance matters, Lloyd’s market assistance, commercial arrangements and insuretech issues. The department acts for insurers, brokers, management teams, investors and innovative start-ups. Practice head Matthew Griffith, also co-lead of the firm’s financial institutions regulatory group, focuses on insurance regulatory issues as well as advising insurers on their BREXIT-related restructuring projects. James Mee has considerable experience in the sector and is another key member of the team. William Hogarth joined the practice in 2021 from Clyde & Co, offering expertise in reinsurance arrangements, including legacy market transactions. Senior associate Jonathan Charwat deals with insurance contracts and regulation, in addition to investigations work.

London > Risk advisory > Corporate governance

RPC has a broad range of corporate governance expertise relating to board-level matters and board effectiveness reviews, remuneration policies, regulatory matters, data protection work and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The team, which is headed up by Jeremy Drew, Patrick Brodie and Matthew Griffith, encompasses practitioners with in-house, compliance and financial regulatory experience. Drew handles contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to governance, culture and conduct, while Brodie is recommended for the design and implementation of corporate governance programmes and initiatives, and high-profile investigations and reputation management issues. Griffith is a name to note for corporate, commercial and regulatory issues, with a focus on the insurance and financial services sectors. William Hogarth joined in September 2021 from Clyde & Co.