Gerry is a Partner in the Corporate Insurance team in London. She has 25 years' experience in providing regulatory and restructuring advice to clients in the insurance market, including non-life and life insurers and reinsurers, brokers and intermediaries, and legacy entities.

She advises on acquisitions, disposals and restructurings using transfer schemes, cross border mergers, reinsurance arrangements and schemes of arrangement; and on all aspects of the UK regulatory regime.

Gerry has extensive experience advising on business transfers under Part VII of FSMA both within the UK and on a cross border basis. She advised on the first transfer out of Lloyd's, and the first transfer for a Gibraltar insurer and is as an acknowledged market leader. Her clients include many of the leading insurers in the UK and internationally and almost all of the major players in the legacy sector.

Having been elected by a group of her peers, she won the IRLA Services to Legacy Business Award in 2019, which recognises exceptional service to the insurance legacy/discontinued business sector. Gerry is one of only two private practice lawyers to have ever won the award and is the first woman to have been recognized in the award’s 13-year history.

Representative Experience

  • Advised AXA Insurance UK on the disposal of a significant portfolio of legacy EL and PL liabilities to RiverStone
  • Advised QBE and Reliance on the Part VII transfer of QBE’s Italian and Spanish med mal business
  • Advised R&Q on the formation of two SEs by merger and their redomiciliation to Malta
  • Advised DARAG on the acquisition of two UK insurers
  • Advised AXA LM on its collaboration with R&Q on Syndicate 3330 at Lloyd’s
  • Advised R&Q on the acquisition of two UK insurers
  • Advised Catalina on the consolidation of the business of KX Re and OX Re into Catalina London by Part VII Transfer
  • Advised Enstar on Part VII transfers from 7 group entities into another group entity
  • Advised a number of EU and UK insurers on Brexit contingency planning
  • Advised a number of insurers on the SMCR