Gallagher expands specialist M&A team

Gallagher has added Giles Hambly to its Major Risks Practice team as a producer, with a focus on supporting clients in relation to tax related insurance solutions.

Having originally trained at EY Sydney within its international tax services division, Hambly subsequently joined KPMG and, most recently was employed at Norton Rose Fulbright solicitors in London. Hambly is an admitted solicitor of The Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
 
Hambly has extensive experience of advising on pre-sale restructures, diverted profits tax, permanent establishment risks, capital restructures, domestic and cross-border acquisitions plus general international tax issues. In his most recent role he was responsible for advising a range of insurers on their approach to tax related insurance.
 
Gallagher’s Major Risks Practice employs 55 risk professionals, and Hambly will become part of its established & growing M&A team, which advises on tax, warranty & indemnity (W&I), contingency & litigation risks and insurance due diligence,  to corporate, private equity, and M&A advisor clients. He will report into Head of W&I and Tax, Mark Ettershank.
 
Alan Pratten, Managing Director of Gallagher’s Major Risks Practice, says: “Myself and George Minoprio, who co-heads the M&A team are delighted to have Giles on board, who brings a range of skills and experience to further reinforce our expertise in W&I and tax insurance, where we have been delivering in this space for over 20 years. Giles joins recent recruits including Mark Ettershank and Nick Hock in the team.”
 
Hambly, adds: “Joining Gallagher’s established and professional team of M&A specialists is a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to helping support our clients with specialist tax insurance solutions. Having worked as a lawyer, and also at two of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms, I have strong insight into the challenges that businesses face when undertaking transactions and there are now increasingly sophisticated offerings available from the insurance industry that provide solutions in this regard.”  
 

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