Global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Ed has announced the appointment of Robert Coward (pictured) as divisional director in its professional and executive risk team. Coward, a qualified corporate lawyer, will report to Niraj Perera, head of transactional risk.
Coward’s legal expertise will offer support in providing insurance coverage for M&A transactions, including warranty and indemnity, tax liability and contingent liability, according to Ed. Prior to joining Ed, Coward was an associate with the private equity team at law firm Travers Smith. He has also served as an associate at McDermott Will & Emery, where he specialized in corporate M&A.
“Robert’s appointment is indicative of Ed’s continued commitment and ambition to expand its bespoke transactional risk offering,” Perera said. “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.”