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Slaughter and May

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Robert is a partner in our Corporate Group and Insurance practice, and a member of our Financial Institutions Group. He has a wide ranging international and domestic corporate, commercial, M&A and financing practice. He also does a significant amount of specialist work in the insurance and asset management sectors.

His practice includes all forms of M&A activity, equity capital markets transactions, complex corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, general and specialist financing matters, large-scale commercial contracts, everyday corporate advice and financial regulatory work.


Trainee solicitor at Slaughter and May 1997-99; Associate 1999-2006; partner 2006.


Reading School; Christ’s College, Cambridge (1996 BA Law).


Triathlon, cycling.

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London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Slaughter and May is highly regarded for its expert handling of large-scale transactions in the insurance sector, including public and private M&A, debt and equity capital markets work as well as cross-border reinsurance transactions. Part VII transfers, pension deriskings, restructurings and complex disputes are further key areas of focus for the department. In the past year, the practice has seen increasing instructions in relation to consolidation deals in the non-life retail broking sphere. Jonathan Marks oversees the team, recommended for dealing with corporate, governance and risk transfer issues. Craig Cleaver focuses on M&A in the insurance-space, while Nick Bonsall handles insurance advisory and derisking matters. Robert Chaplin works across the life and non-life sectors for insurance groups, financial sponsors, Lloyd’s businesses and government/supra-national organisations.