Eoin Caulfield


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Eoin is a Partner in William Fry’s Insurance Department. He joined the Firm in 1995. His practice involves a combination of insurance and reinsurance work, both on the non-life and life side, together with a general corporate and financial services client base.  

Recent significant transactions include advising:

  • Athora on its acquisition of Aegon Ireland 
  • AA plc on its sale of AA Ireland to Carlye Cardinal
  • Banco Santander on its sale to CNP Assurance of a majority interest in its Irish cross-border insurance subsidiaries
  • Allied World, AXA, Markel, Catalina and SCOR on various Court sanctioned mergers and amalgamations of Irish insurance and reinsurance activities
  • Fidelity Worldwide Investment (FIL), Santander Insurance and Chaucer on the authorisation of their Irish insurance companies
  • Various clients on matters including Solvency II outsourcing, enforcement actions, own funds/capital, Brexit contingency planning and structured transactions (pension de-risking, collateral and portfolio transfers)

Eoin is a member of the Insurance Institute of Ireland; the British Insurance Law Association; and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Recent speaking involvements include the Institute of Directors, Chartered Accountants Ireland and the commercial and business law courses at the Law Society of Ireland. In addition to his legal qualifications he holds an MBS (Financial Services) and an affiliation to the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Clients appreciate Eoin's support when interacting with the Irish insurance regulator, saying: "He's great to work with, knowledgeable and very easy to communicate with." "He has a good feel for the regulatory environment," states another interviewee, adding: "He can provide some colour on what the regulations say versus his experience of which parts the regulator is uncomfortable with." Chambers Europe 2021

"I have worked with Eoin Caulfield and Claire O’Connor and have found them to be most dedicated and willing to assist with whatever queries I have had. They are quick to engage and always make time to discuss things in depth. They are very professional and knowledgeable and most pleasant to deal with." Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Eoin has been described by clients as "very knowledgeable, hard-working, pragmatic and solution-oriented." Chambers Europe 2020

In IFLR1000 2020 one client noted that “Eoin is very knowledgeable and understands our business.”

Eoin is revered throughout the market for his expertise assisting prominent insurers and reinsurers. Interviewees praise his "excellent knowledge" when advising clients on regulatory and transactional instructions. Chambers Europe 2019 

Clients hold Eoin in high esteem for his presence on insurance matters. They report that he is "very responsive, flexible and commercial." Chambers Europe 2018

According to Chambers Europe 2017, Eoin enjoys a superb reputation as a pre-eminent practitioner in corporate and transactional insurance mandates. Clients say: "He is a reinsurance expert with a good overview of the Irish market. He is very efficient, affable and always available when needed."

Eoin is listed in Best Lawyers 2019 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Insurance Law.






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