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DWF appoints Clyde & Co’s David Abbott as Head of London Market

20th November 2018 - Author: Charlie Wood

Multinational law firm DWF has further strengthened its insurance division with the appointment of David Abbott as Head of London Market.

David AbbottAbbott joins from Clyde & Co where he served as the global co-head of reinsurance and senior partner in the specialty and energy teams for over 20 years.

He also advises the London and international markets on energy matters, including the onshore market and related mining and industrial work, as well as a range of liability coverage matters.

“David has a longstanding track record in global reinsurance and has developed a reputation as one of the leading advisors on trade credit, political risk and energy,” said Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Services.

“These disciplines are in great demand as economic conditions place stress on businesses in multiple sectors, while globalisation means many companies are expanding into new markets, some with less stable political environments than others.”

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“His skillset and superb relationships across the London market will be a strong addition to our existing practice and will complement the firm’s own international expansion.”

Commenting on his appointment, Abbott added, “DWF has an excellent insurance brand and a number of important panel relationships.”

“The team is in a strong position to further develop this profile and to build a practice focusing on London market complex coverage work which can challenge the established players in those markets.”

“I was attracted to join a business which is growing and globalising rapidly and is prepared to take a different approach to the way legal and connected services are delivered to clients.”

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