Four Specialist M&A Underwriters Join Marketform to Write $77 Million Line

October 23, 2015

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform has announced the appointment of four more mergers and acquisitions (M&A) insurance specialists who will be based in their London office. The new underwriters – Dawn Bhoma, Katherine Cheung, Tanya Nash and John Kahn – are already in place.

They are working with a £50 million [$77 million] line available on a Lloyd’s market consortium and five specialist underwriters in place (three W&I specialists and two tax specialists).

Bhoma has been a tax underwriter since January 2013 and her last position was head of Tax Liability Insurance where she was responsible for underwriting tax risks in M&A transactions. Prior to this, she was a tax lawyer for 12 years at the law firms Debevoise & Plimpton and Dentons, advising on all aspects of corporate taxation with a focus on M&A, restructurings and private equity transactions.

Cheung is a senior M&A underwriter and has been part of the M&A insurance community for almost four years, having been both a broker and an underwriter during that time. She was employed by Aon Risk Solutions as a Transaction Liability broker and, prior to this, qualified as a solicitor at the law firm Pinsent Masons.

Nash’s previous position was the general counsel of Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance. By background she is a corporate lawyer with 19 years of experience in private practice, specializing in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, start-ups and restructurings. Previously she was a Partner at both Ince & Co and Dentons.

Kahn was an underwriter and solicitor working within a specialist M&A team insuring M&A and tax risks around the world. Previously he was an associate at both Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton.

The announcement also noted that Astrid O’Reilly was the first M&A Insurance underwriter to join Marketform in June of this year. She will be writing on behalf of the Singapore branch of Marketform’s parent company, Great American Insurance Group, and is based in the new office in Singapore.

Source: Marketform

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