Global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Ed has named Robert Coward as divisional director in its professional and executive risk team, reporting to Niraj Perera, head of transactional risk, effective immediately.
In his new role, Cowards legal experience will play a role in providing insurance solutions for M&A transactions, including warrant and indemnity, tax liability and contingent liability.
He joins the firm from one of the leading law firms, Travers Smith, where he served as an associate working in the private equity team. Prior to this, he was an associate at McDermott Will & Emery, where he specialised in corporate M&A.
Niraj said: “Robert’s appointment is indicative of Ed’s continued commitment and ambition to expand its bespoke transactional risk offering. 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.”