International law firm Locke Lord has set out to build its first London re/insurance team with newly hired insurance consultant expert Nigel Montgomery set to take the reins.
Nigel Montgomery, who has been recognised by The Legal 500 UK as a leading individual in insurance and restructuring, brings extensive experience in advising the UK and international insurance market on transactions and business issues.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Nigel’s stature join our team,” said Nick J. DiGiovanni, Chair of the Firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Disputes, Coverage & Counseling Practice. “Nigel has a stellar reputation in the insurance market and will work alongside our UK and U.S. lawyers. His valuable insurance experience will be key as he helps us to grow our insurance capabilities in London. He is a strong asset to our team and our clients.”
Montgomery has previously played a pivotal role in resolving early insolvencies in the sector, and boasts experience in pioneering the restructuring of insurance companies.
He’s also advised on acquisitions and sales of insurers and brokers and on the establishment of branches and new insurance companies, additional areas of focus have included cyber risk, cyber insurance, bank operational risk insurance and run-off.
Montgomery said; “I have had long ties with the Firm’s respected and well-known insurance and reinsurance lawyers and I am excited to now have the opportunity to work beside them and help grow this international practice in London.”
As a distinguished industry consultant and business leader with over 30 decades experience, Montgomery has been ranked by Chambers as a leading individual in Insurance: Non-contentious and Insurance insolvency.
He has also been named in Best Lawyers in the UK and most recently, Montgomery was described by clients in Chambers UK as “creative and knowledgeable in his industry.”