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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Henry is a Senior Associate in our Financial Services group. He has experience in a broad range of financial services and products, with a particular focus on insurance, derivatives and risk transfer transactions.

Henry acts for insurers on a variety of insurance and reinsurance transactions including bulk annuities, longevity products, financial collateral structures and business transfers. He also advises on a range of regulatory and company law with a particular focus on Solvency II.

Henry has advised a number of institutional investors and other corporates in connection with derivatives (including the negotiation of ISDA Master Agreements) and investment products.

His recent experience includes:

advising Scottish Widows on the £10bn longevity insurance and reinsurance deal with Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes and Pacific Life Re;

advising Aviva on a £1bn buy-in of the Co-operative pension scheme;

acting for Markel on the Part VII insurance business transfer of the entire business of EC Insurance Company

advising Legal & General on the £2.4 bn buy-out of the Nortel Networks UK Pension Scheme;

acting for a number of insurers on their reinsurance arrangements, including asset-reinsurance and placing reinsurance at lloyds;

advising a UK pension scheme on a number of investments in private equity and debt alternative investment funds;

acting for a range of corporates in the implementation of ISDA master agreements.


Senior Associate

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has expertise across a range of transactional, regulatory and distribution work in the insurance space. Notably, the practice is recommended for its work in M&A, pension de-risking and insurtech. Practice head Hugo Laing specialises in insuance sector transactions, including M&A, portfolio transfers and reinsurance matters. Cardiff-based Paul Pugh and Manchester-based Paula Gaddum are further key members of the department, with the latter offering extensive experience in insurance market agreements. The team has been bolstered by the arrivals of Martin Mankabady and Adriana Cotter from Dentons in 2022. Senior associate Rosamund Wood advises trustee, sponsor, insurer and reinsurer clients on the full spectrum of de-risking options, while fellow senior associate Henry Dean handles regulatory matters, Part VII transfers and reinsurance issues.