Charles Rix

Charles Rix


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5425 /+44 77 3001 5205

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

'He is totally embedded in the [insurance] industry and knows market practice and the way the regulators have developed over the years.'

Chambers & Partners UK

Charles Rix is recognised as a leading corporate and regulatory adviser with over 25 years' experience in the insurance industry. His practice covers domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations as well as insurance business transfers under Part VII of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

He is the editor of and contributing author of two chapters in 'A Practitioner's Guide to the Regulation of Insurance' (Sweet & Maxwell, 2020). Charles became a partner in a predecessor firm of Hogan Lovells in 2001 and was global head of the firm’s insurance sector group between 2015 and April 2021.

Awards and recognitions


Ranked in the Hall of Fame for Insurance: Corporate and Regulatory
Legal 500 UK


Ranked for Insurance: Non-contentious
Chambers & Partners UK


Global Leader, Recommended, Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal

Education and admissions


MA Law, University of Oxford, Pembroke College, 1988

Representative experience

Advising Canada Life on the sale of its £2.3 billion legacy businesses to Scottish Friendly.

Advising M&G on the merger of its Scottish Amicable with-profits fund with its main with-profits fund.

Advising Royal London on its scheme of arrangement to provide policyholders with greater flexibility by monetising guaranteed annuity rates.

Advising Mapfre on its acquisition of Direct Line's German and Italian insurance business.

Advising Prudential on its £13bn cross-border reorganisation of its Hong Kong life and general insurance businesses using parallel Court processes in the UK and Hong Kong.

Advising Phoenix on the sale of two annuity businesses and on the reorganisation of its insurance businesses by way of a series of transfers under Part VII FSMA.

Advising Santander on the merger of Alliance & Leicester with Santander UK by way of a transfer under Part VII FSMA.

Advising Qatar Insurance Company on its acquisition of the Lloyd's business, Antares.

Advising AXA on its disposal of Denplan to Simplyhealth.

Advising CatCo on its sale to Markel.

Advising Paternoster on its sale to Goldman Sachs for £260 million.

Advising Teachers Friendly Society on its demutualisation and sale to LV.

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