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Jon Yorke

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Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Insurance & Reinsurance


Jon Yorke is a partner in Cooley's London office. He joined the firm in 2015 and has extensive experience in all aspects of insolvency and restructuring in a wide variety of industries. He has gained detailed knowledge of cross-border insolvency issues and has acted extensively in relation to the failure of regulated entities, particularly insurance companies.


  • Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
  • INSOL Europe
  • Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA)
  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner


University of Essex
LLB, 2003

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

At Cooley (UK) LLP , Jon Yorke has a strong reputation in the market for handling restructurings/insolvencies within the insurance sector and continues to represent the administrators of insolvent reinsurance company, MedRe. John Clark also handles restructuring work as part of his broader finance remit. Other clients include Ambridge Europe, Hyperion Insurance Group and ProSight Speciality Insurance.

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London: Insurance

Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Within: Insurance: corporate and regulatory

The international service at Cooley (UK) LLP¬†‚Äėhas always been excellent‚Äô and clients receive ‚Äėquick response times with detailed and to-the-point advice‚Äô. The team offers ‚Äėa very in-depth understanding‚Äô of the sector to clients in the London and European markets, North and South America, Bermuda, South Africa, and Hong Kong. These include, among others, Lloyd's syndicates, P&I club managers, trade associations, insolvency practitioners, and brokers. At the helm is the ‚Äėextremely knowledgeable, efficient and effective‚Äô Mark Everiss, who recently took the lead in advising Rollings Butt, the administrator of¬†insolvent reinsurance company MedRe, in relation to all matters arising from the insolvency.¬†Jon Yorke¬†and¬†David Kendall¬†are also key members of the team.

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Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Yorke - Cooley (UK) LLP

Within: Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

Specialising in restructuring insurance companies, both insolvent and solvent, Cooley (UK) LLP is often instructed by clients in the financial services sector with regard to fraud or mis-selling of products, which can include regulatory investigations and the involvement of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Practice head Mark Everiss has been director of the Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association for ten years and David Kendall is a member of the Insurance Scoping Forum of the Financial Markets Law Committee. Kendall recently advised PwC as provisional liquidator of Lehman Re on the structured reinsurance transactions entered into by Lehman Re. Jonathan Yorke is leading the team advising Rollings Butt, the administrator of Med Re, an insolvent reinsurance company, in relation to all matters arising from the insolvency.

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