William Fry has announced that John Larkin has been elected to the role of Chairman of the Firm.

John Larkin joined William Fry in 1990, was appointed a Partner in 1993 and became the Head of the Firm's Insurance & Reinsurance Department in 1997.  His practice focuses on portfolio transfers, restructurings and other insurance and reinsurance based transactions, as well as regulatory investigations. He also advises insurance and reinsurance companies that are establishing in Ireland and on cross-border issues.

During his tenure as Chairman, John will maintain his client work and will continue to lead the Insurance & Reinsurance Department.

John assumes the role of Chairman from Alvin Price who has been the Firms' Chairman since 2009. 

Commenting on today’s announcement, Bryan Bourke, Managing Partner at William Fry, said, “I'm delighted to announce John's appointment as Chairman of William Fry and I look forward to working closely with him. I have no doubt that he will bring the same drive, energy and leadership to his new role that makes him such a successful insurance lawyer. On behalf of all at William Fry, I would like to thank and pay tribute to Alvin Price for his immense contribution as Chairman. Although Alvin is stepping down as Chairman, we’re delighted that he will remain as a senior member of the team."

John Larkin commented: "It is a privilege to have been elected as Chairman of William Fry.  It is a Firm of great people whose commitment to our clients I witness on a daily basis.  I look forward to supporting Bryan and our Executive Committee to continue to harness our skills and sectoral expertise for the benefit of our clients.  Alvin Price has been an outstanding Chairman and I am fortunate to have his guidance as I settle into my new role".