Tim Goggin Appointed new Head of Hogan Lovells Corporate and Regulatory Insurance Practice

LONDON, 28 November 2011 - Tim Goggin has been appointed the new Head of Hogan Lovells Corporate and Regulatory Insurance Practice. He will assume the role with effect from 1 January 2012 in advance of the retirement of John Young, current insurance head and co-Chair of Hogan Lovells, in April 2012.

The Hogan Lovells Corporate and Regulatory Insurance Practice has been ranked consistently by the legal directories as one of the leading UK practices and is now similarly ranked by directories in several European jurisdictions; including France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain.  It is also active in several other jurisdictions in Europe and Asia and is expanding in the U.S.

Tim has an extensive track record in the sector, including advising Cigna on the acquisition of FirstAssist Insurance Services from Barclays Private Equity; Gen Re and SCOR on the reorganisations of their UK life and non-life operations; Sompo and Mitsui Sumitomo on disposals of international reinsurance business through Part VII transfers; Alterra on the acquisition and reorganisation of the Lloyd's operations of the Imagine Group; and Chubb on the redomestication of Chubb Insurance Company of Europe to the UK through an SE merger.

Andrew Skipper, Co-Head of Hogan Lovells corporate practice, said:

"John is a familiar and highly regarded member of the insurance industry and we thank him for his fantastic contribution to the sector and the firm over the last decades.  Tim is also highly experienced and well placed to lead the continuing expansion of the practice and its reputation in the years to come."

Tim Goggin commented:

"I am delighted to have been appointed to the role and relish building on what has been achieved under John's leadership."

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