Naoise Harnett

Partner

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Naoise is a Partner in William Fry's Insurance & Reinsurance Department. Naoise has extensive experience in insurance and reinsurance law, both non-life and life, advising non-captive and captive clients. Naoise has particular expertise in the sale and purchase of (re)insurance companies, (re)insurance portfolio transfers, Solvency II compliant capital, outsourcing, the set up and authorisation of (re)insurers, captive (re)insurance and the authorisation and regulation of insurance intermediaries. Naoise's practice also includes general corporate law and financial services law.

Significant recent transactions include advising:

  • Banco Santander on the sale to CNP Assurance of a majority interest in its cross-border insurance subsidiaries
  • AXIS on the transfer of the Australian branch business of its Irish authorised non-life insurance vehicle to a Swiss Re group company
  • Beazley on its US$250m Solvency II compliant subordinated note issuance
  • Various clients on Solvency II related issues including admissibility and categorisation of own funds, third country reinsurance agreements and outsourcing
  • Groups such as AXA Life Invest, Eurco Re and Aon on group restructuring projects
  • Various clients on Companies Act 2014 matters including summary approval procedure transactions, share buy-backs /  redemptions, directors compliance statement obligations and corporate governance matters

Naoise is a member of Insurance Ireland. Recent speaking engagements include the Insurance Institute of Ireland as well as lecturing on insurance and business law in the Insurance Institute of Ireland.  

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