DWF grows insurance division with new partner

He joins the global risks line-up from law firm DLA Piper

DWF grows insurance division with new partner

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By Mika Pangilinan

Integrated legal and business services provider DWF has expanded its insurance division with the addition of a new partner, Andrew Symons.

Symons assumes his new role after 11 years with DLA Piper. He has over three decades of experience in insurance and reinsurance markets, with an extensive background in advising clients on disputes and case law in dispute resolution, litigation, and arbitration

As part of the DWF London global risks team, Symons’ primary focus will be on financial lines insurance claims and reinsurance. His work will include representing insurers in professional indemnity and management liability, as well as more specialised areas like warranty and indemnity and cyber insurance. Additionally, he will provide critical guidance on reinsurance matters, advising clients on coverage and disputes.

David Abbott, senior partner of insurance services business and head of global risks, expressed his enthusiasm about the appointment, referring to Symon as an “outstanding and respected lawyer in the insurance industry.”

“We’re thrilled to have him join our team,” he added. “His experience will be an enormous asset as we continue to grow our global risks team and international insurance and reinsurance practice, which has seen several new hires, particularly in Dubai, already this year.”

Symons also shared his excitement about joining DWF, praising the firm for its commitment to investing in its insurance team.

“Over the past few years DWF has ambitiously committed to investing in its insurance team, and the results of that are apparent,” said Symons. “This is an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading business and I’m delighted to be a part of its growth and contribute to its global insurance platform.”

DWF recently released its full-year results, revealing a group net revenue of £380.1 million for the year ended April 30, 2023.

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