Chambers Seminar: Insurance

We are delighted to announce the Chambers Forum Seminar on Insurance will be in association with Debevoise & Plimpton.

Date: Friday 11 January 2019

When: 16:30 - 18:30

Topic: InsurTech

• Would InsurTech work in the Hong Kong region? Potential legal and regulatory issues raised by recent InsurTech projects of global insurance players
• Governance of online sales platforms: fertile grounds for mis-selling claims
• Recent regulatory initiatives in relation to InsurTech in Hong Kong, in particular the Fast Track approval process and the regulatory sandbox

This seminar will qualify for 2 CPD credits.


Edwin Northover
Debevoise & Plimpton

Edwin Northover is an Asia-based, corporate partner. Edwin has a broad cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions practice, with a particular focus on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and distribution agreements in the insurance industry. Since moving to the Hong Kong office in 2012, he has worked on several of the most significant insurance M&A transactions in Asia. He also has extensive private equity experience, having worked on a number of strategic and co-investments. Edwin joined Debevoise in 2007 and was based in our London office prior to his move to Asia. He is qualified in both England & Wales and Hong Kong.

During 2013, Mr. Northover spent six months on secondment to the Mergers & Acquisitions team of a multinational insurance company in Paris. In 2015, he spent a period in the Financial Institutions Group of our New York office.

Edwin graduated in 2001 with a Double First Class Honours degree in Modern History from Merton College, University of Oxford. He went on to study at BPP Law School, London (2002-3).

Jan Buschmann
Debevoise & Plimpton

Jan Buschmann is a corporate associate based in Debevoise’s Hong Kong office. He has extensive experience advising on insurance transactions and regulation.

Mr. Buschmann joined Debevoise in 2018 from another leading international law firm, where he advised global insurance companies and other financial institutions on M&A transactions, portfolio transfers, reinsurance arrangements and the full range of regulatory matters. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England & Wales.

Mr. Buschmann holds law degrees from the University of Cologne, the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and the University of London, as well as a doctorate in law from the University of Bonn.

Mr. Buschmann speaks German, French and intermediate Mandarin.