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Isabella Jones

Special Counsel

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Isabella Jones

Isabella Jones

Special Counsel

People

Isabella Jones

Isabella Jones

Special Counsel

Isabella is a Special Counsel in Australia with extensive experience advising global insurance clients in Australia and the London market on corporate and regulatory matters, including cross border acquisitions and disposals, portfolio transfers, restructurings, transactions in Lloyd’s of London and points of Australian, EU and UK insurance and financial services regulation.

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Profile & Experience

Isabella is a Special Counsel in Australia with extensive experience advising global insurance clients in Australia and the London market on corporate and regulatory matters, including cross border acquisitions and disposals, portfolio transfers, restructurings, transactions in Lloyd’s of London and points of Australian, EU and UK insurance and financial services regulation.

Regions covered
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Isabella acts for a wide range of international insurance clients with a particular focus on insurers, MGAs, brokers and adjustors.

She has significant experience with matters of Australian law and regulation in the financial services sector, including offshore licensing structures, acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance, outsourcing, regulatory compliance and warranty and indemnity insurance.

In addition, Isabella has a deep understanding of the London market with notable expertise in complex transactions along with advising in relation to product governance issues, distribution arrangements, fair customer outcomes and the application of the personal accountability regime to large insurance groups.

Isabella is a regular contributor to industry publications and has authored a number of chapters for legal textbooks published by Oxford University Press and the Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association. She was admitted in England and Wales in 2009.

Experience

Corporate

  • Advising an international re/insurance broker and MGA on the simultaneous acquisition of a target broker group and investment in the holding company, including complex cross border negotiations and engagement with international regulators
  • Advising a global insurance group on a group restructure, capital raise and acquisition of a Lloyd’s syndicate
  • Advising in relation to the acquisition of an international loss adjustor group
  • Advising in relation to the disposal of broking business with complex competition negotiations
  • Advising on a portfolio transfer scheme pursuant to which 20 million policyholders were transferred

Regulatory

  • Acting as regulatory counsel in connection with sensitive controller applications in Australia, the UK and the EU
  • Advising multiple insurance clients in relation to regulatory compliance issues, including the application of the personal accountability regimes in Australia and the UK, product governance and pricing strategies, material outsourcing and distribution arrangements
  • Advising offshore insurance clients in relation to conduct of business in Australia

Reinsurance

  • Advising international (re)insurers on the negotiation and drafting of quota share and treaty reinsurance agreements
  • Advising Lloyd’s market participants in relation to third party syndicate management agreements, loss portfolio transfer reinsurance agreements and RITC transactions (including split RITC deals)

Brexit

  • Advising international re/insurance groups on Brexit implementation strategies, including management of regulatory engagement, market communication plans and portfolio transfer schemes in the UK and EU

Warranty and indemnity

  • Advising multiple insurance clients in relation to the underwriting of corporate transactions across a number of business sectors in the UK and Australia
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

Services

Services

  • Commercial

  • Corporate

  • Regulatory & Investigations