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DLA Piper expands insurance practice with new M&A partner

DLA Piper expands insurance practice with new M&A partner


DLA Piper reinforces its insurance capabilities with the appointment of Carl Hotton

Carl Hotton brings extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the insurance sector, having previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Specialising in advising leading international insurance market clients on complex and high-profile transactional matters, Carl Hotton’s expertise also extends to providing counsel to financial institutions and technology clients on M&A and corporate transactional affairs. His appointment underscores DLA Piper's commitment to bolstering its specialist insurance M&A offering to clients, further strengthening the firm's market-leading full-service insurance practice across Europe.

Benjamin Parameswaran, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate Group, expresses excitement about Carl Hotton’s arrival, highlighting the increasing focus of insurance clients on M&A transactions. Parameswaran emphasises that Carl Hotton’s commercial insight and experience will enhance the firm's ability to assist clients in navigating complexity and driving business transformation, particularly in volatile market environments.

Echoing this sentiment, John Goulios, Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Insurance Sector, emphasises the continued growth of the firm's global insurance team to meet clients' demands for specialised cross-border transactional advice and support. Jouhn Goulios believes that Carl Hotton’s extensive experience in various aspects of M&A, including joint ventures, restructurings, insurtech, and regulatory matters, will complement the firm's existing expertise and solidify its position as a leading player in the insurance sector, both in the UK and internationally.

Carl Hotton’s appointment comes at a significant juncture for DLA Piper, coinciding with the firm's recent accolades in the Pitchbook rankings for Global and European M&A and Private Equity. Ranked as the #1 most active firm in global M&A and #1 for M&A in Europe, DLA Piper's strategic expansion with Carl Hotton signals its commitment to further enhancing its position as a premier legal partner for clients in the insurance industry and beyond.