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City moves: BLP looks to broaden insurance offering with Clyde & Co’s Quirk

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has boosted its insurance practice and expanded its regulatory offering by recruiting Clyde & Co’s leading insurance partner Geradline Quirk.

Listed in The Legal 500 as a leading individual for insolvency and restructuring, Quirk brings over 18-years of experience with her to the new role and having been made up to partner in Clyde & Co’s corporate insurance team in 2008.

She will be tasked with improving BLP’s non-contentious insurance and financial services regulatory offerings as she joins its insurance/reinsurance team headed up by Anthony Lennox and Jonathan Sacher.

Quirk’s practice covers UK and EU insurance regulation, particularly focusing on business transfers under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act, solvent schemes of arrangement, and cross-border mergers. She works with both life and non-life insurers as well as reinsurers, brokers and intermediaries with past clients including Euler Hermes, PwC, R&Q, AXA and Enstar.

Commenting on the new hire, Sacher said: ‘Gerry is a market leader within the sector in a number of specialist areas, particularly insurance transfers, and her appointment will play a key role helping us broaden the scope of our capabilities in this field. Her sector experience and reputation will be invaluable in ensuring that we can offer our clients advice across a full range of legal issues relevant to their business.’