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 susidiaries
  • 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.

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

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.

In Chambers 2016, clients describe Eoin as having "a fantastic understanding of liability" with clients reporting: "he demonstrated exceptional expertise and a pragmatic approach. He dealt with sensitive issues skilfully to advance our interests."

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