News February 8, 2016

CFC grows transaction liability team

CFC Underwriting has added two new underwriters to its growing transaction liability team.

This follows last year’s appointment of Matthew Giddings to drive the development of a new line of business for the specialist lines underwriting agency.

Naomi Collins joins from Allied World Assurance Company, where she was a senior underwriter in the mergers and acquisitions division, responsible for underwriting warranty and indemnity and other transactional insurance products. A qualified solicitor, Naomi was previously a corporate lawyer at top firms including Slaughter & May and Hogan Lovells.

Ben Nelson is a recently qualified solicitor and joins CFC from DLA Piper where he worked in a number of areas including corporate mergers and acquisitions, regulation, litigation and employment.

Commenting on their appointment, Matthew Giddings, Transaction Liability Practice Leader, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Naomi and Ben to the team. This is a sophisticated market and we are pleased to be joined by underwriters and lawyers with solid experience in the space. Their skills and experience will be a key part of our offering to the market, which we are aiming to launch in the coming weeks.”