Global, specialty reinsurance brokerage Ed has announced the addition of Robert Coward as Divisional Director in its Professional and Executive Risk team.
The appointment of Coward, a qualified corporate lawyer, is effective immediately, and in his new role he reports to Niraj Perera, Head of Transactional Risk.
It’s expected that his legal expertise will provide Ed with invaluable support in providing solutions for M&A deals, including warranty and indemnity, tax liability, and contingent liability.
Coward joins Ed from leading law firm Travers Smith, where he served as an associate working in the private equity team. Previously, he worked at McDermott Will & Emery as an associate, where he specialised in corporate M&A.
Commenting on Coward’s appointment, Perera said: “Robert’s appointment is indicative of Ed’s continued commitment and ambition to expand its bespoke transactional risk offering.
“Despite challenging times, there is currently a sharp focus on the M&A market, and we are confident that our ability to hire and invest in the best industry talent means that we can provide top-tier support and advice to our clients. Robert’s UK and international legal experience in M&A transactions will be an asset to our team, as we deliver specialty solutions to our private equity and legal clients.”