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Pinsent Masons LLP

Insurance

1 ranked lawyersBand 3United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly capable team with particular expertise in regulatory and transactional insurance. On the regulatory side the team frequently advises insurers and reinsurers on their licensing options and regulatory obligations across the GCC. The team is also noteworthy for its comprehensive experience across M&A, corporate structuring and joint venture arrangements within the insurance sector. Especially well regarded for its understanding of issues in the life insurance space, acting for many leading players.

Strengths

Sources note: “They are very friendly, knowledgeable and client-oriented. They inspire confidence in their clients, both in terms of their knowledge and the service provided.”

Work highlights

Advised trade credit insurance broker the AU Group on a wide variety of regulatory, licensing and corporate structuring matters across the GCC.

Notable practitioners

Tom Bicknell frequently represents insurers, reinsurers and brokerage houses in major acquisitions and joint venture arrangements. He is further noted for his handling of insurance regulatory matters and his contributions to insurance jurisprudence across the GCC. Clients describe him as an “affable and knowledgeable” figure, while peers declare him to be "a fantastic lawyer."

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United Arab Emirates

Insurance


Tom Bicknell
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