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BHSI extends transactional liability offering to UK & Europe

January 22, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has announced that it plans to expand its North American Transactional Liability Insurance business to the UK and Europe.

BHSI explained that it will now provide warranty and indemnity (W&I), tax, and contingent liability insurance in the UK and throughout Europe.

The company also provides representations & warranties, contingent liability, and class action settlement insurance in the US and Canada.

As part of the move, BHSI has named Ed Martin as head of Transactional Liability, UK and Europe.

He will be based in the insurer’s London office.

Martin joins BHSI from Enstar Group Limited, where he was the lead in-house mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyer for Enstar’s dedicated M&A team.

Before this, Martin was Of Counsel at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright) with its London Corporate and Regulatory Insurance team.

Robert Underhill, senior vice president, head of Transactional Liability, BHSI commented: “As the need for solutions for the risks and uncertainties in corporate transactions continues to grow, BHSI is pleased to bring to market the local expertise, financial strength, and capacity that will enable companies in the UK and throughout Europe to respond, quickly and strategically, to the exposures of mergers, acquisitions and other transactions,”

Chris Colahan, head of UK and Europe, BHSI, said: “Ed is a stellar addition to our expanding Transactional Liability team worldwide,”

Adding: “Our capabilities in the UK, throughout Europe and around the world continue to expand to help our customers respond to pressing risks.”

He continued: “This latest expansion follows the well set pattern of BHSI’s growth,”

“We grow where and when we can offer outstanding expertise and provide meaningful long-term solutions, backed by our stable capacity and financial strength.”