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Ryan Specialty Group to open new office in Barcelona as part of expansion strategy

July 22, 2019

Ryan Speciality Group (RSG) has announced it will open an office in Barcelona in order to evolve the firms transactional risk business expanding both geographically and by product offering.

The new office will focus on the core transactional risk products of Warranty & Indemnity insurance and Commercial Tax Liability insurance, servicing brokers across continental Europe.

The office will be led by Luc Joordens and Marta Batalla, supported by Luis Feijoo and Isabel den Hollander. They all have an extensive and established track record of underwriting profitable transactional risk insurance across Europe.

Additionally RSG has also announced that Kerry Westwell has joined the firm as head of tax from a private practice, where she spent 21 years. She is based in the London office and will use her wealth of experience to further build out the tax offering across the firms London and Barcelona offices.

With the opening of RSG’s Barcelona office and the addition of the new team members, Hunter George & Partners will be transacting business under the new name of RSG Transactional Risks Europe effective 1 September 2019.

Ian Theato, director of Hunter George said: “Hunter George has been part of the RSG family for 3½ years, so leveraging the global success of this iconic brand is a natural evolution for us as we pursue international expansion. The transactional risk practice has experienced significant growth in 2019. We have hired 9 experts which has expanded our team to 19 professionals, with 11 lawyers speaking 5 languages. Our deep technical knowledge, consistent underwriting approach and unwavering work ethic, enable the team to review thousands of transactions every year and provide superior service to our clients and carrier partners.”