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DAC Beachcroft names head of Global Insurance practice in London

2nd April 2019 - Author: Matt Sheehan

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of Liam O’Connell as head of its Global Insurance practice in London.

liam-o'connellHe joins from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was most recently a partner and Head of the EMEA insurance claims team.

O’Connell has previously acted for many global and London market insurers, advising on high-value complex coverage analysis for the market across professional indemnity, financial institutions, contingency, media tech, cyber, terrorism, property, and warranty and indemnity classes of business.

“Liam has one of the foremost reputations in the London insurance market and we are thrilled to welcome him to the partnership,” said David Pollitt, DAC Beachcroft’s Managing Partner.

“His outstanding track record in building an international business, combined with his exceptional connections across the London and international insurance market, makes him a perfect fit for the firm, as we continue to strengthen our market-leading global offering,” Pollitt continued.

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Helen Faulkner, DAC Beachcroft’s Global Head of Insurance, also commented: “Liam joins at a really exciting time for our business.”

“We are continuing to build a strong collaborative team across Insurance responding to our clients’ needs and based on a strong financial platform and performance,” she explained. “Liam will play a leading role in spearheading further growth across key lines of our international insurance practice.”

DAC Beachcroft’s insurance practice operates out of 10 locations in the UK, as well as internationally from offices in Ireland, Spain, the United States, Singapore, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile.

In January 2019 the firm launched an office in Paris focused on both the global and domestic insurance and industrial risks sector.

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