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RPC boosts market-leading transactional and regulatory insurance team with Partner hire

Published on 06 September 2021

Key strategic hire adds further strength to the firm's expanding transactional and regulatory insurance team

International law firm RPC has hired Partner William Hogarth to join the firm's transactional and regulatory insurance team based out of London.  

William joins RPC from Clyde & Co, where he specialised in insurance sector commercial, regulatory, reinsurance and transactional matters. He arrives at RPC on 6 September 2021.

William has over 15 years' experience, having trained and qualified at Slaughter & May. He joined Clyde & Co in 2013. He is ranked as a Next Generation Partner by UK Legal 500 for Corporate and Regulatory Insurance and as Up and Coming by UK Chambers for non-contentious Insurance. 

He has a proven track record of advising on a full spectrum of commercial, regulatory and transactional work for major insurers, reinsurers, brokers, intermediaries and other insurance market participants in both the general and life insurance markets.  

He has significant experience of prudential and conduct regulation, complex reinsurance structures, legacy market transactions, M&A, product development, insurance distribution and capacity arrangements and Lloyd's of London-related matters, including third party reinsurance-to-close deals and consortium arrangements.  

Matthew Griffith – Head of RPC's Insurance Transactions and Regulatory group - said: "William's blend of insurance expertise and his client-centric and commercial approach will fit seamlessly within the team and we are delighted that he is joining us as we continue to expand our already strong offering to insurance sector clients. 

"Having recently supported clients on more than 25 insurance sector transactions and on numerous complex commercial and regulatory mandates, William's arrival comes on the back of our busiest ever year as a transactional and regulatory insurance team."   

Commenting on joining RPC, William Hogarth said: "I have always been impressed by the team at RPC and I'm delighted to be joining at the next exciting stage of its development.  RPC's focus on insurance as one of its strategic sectors and its collaborative culture and approach are a compelling combination."  

Jeremy Drew – RPC's Head of Commercial – said: "William's appointment is part of RPC's ongoing drive to expand our highly regarded commercial offering across our chosen sectors and practice areas.  Attracting people of William's calibre is a vital part of our strategy to continue supporting our clients. We want to hire the very best talent across all career levels."

William is RPC's fifth new Partner hire since the beginning of the year.  Those recent new joiners are: 

  • Connor Cahalane, who joined as a Corporate Partner from Latham & Watkins and Commercial Partner, 
  • Tom Purton, who previously led the Commercial, IP and Technology department at Travers Smith; 
  • Andrea Randall who joined as Hong Kong Employment Partner from boutique law firm Gall and 
  • Lucy Dyson, joining as Insurance Partner from DAC Beachcroft.