Clare Swirski is an international consultant in the firm’s London office. Her practice focusses on advising insurers and other financial institutions on a range of transactional and regulatory matters.
Ms. Swirski has been ranked by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a Band 1 corporate insurance lawyer for a number of years, with praise for her ability to “steer through complexity” and “come up with creative solutions to interesting problems.” Chambers UK (2019) notes that she offers “very strong technical legal advice,” and is “very strong in face-to-face negotiations.” Clients say she is “very proactive, responsive, and has a good problem-solving attitude.” In The Legal 500 UK (2018), she is described as “focused and responsive” and is praised for her superb “technical and practical knowledge of insurance business transfers. She is also ranked by Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal as amongst the leading insurance practitioners in the UK.
Ms. Swirski has over 20 years' experience advising financial institutions on the full range of corporate matters, including share and business acquisitions, joint ventures, reinsurance, longevity transactions, distribution agreements and group reorganisations.
Ms. Swirski has also advised multinational insurers on key regulatory developments impacting the sector, including general governance issues, SIMR, with-profits regulation, Solvency II and Brexit issues.
Ms. Swirski has played an active role in the development of the regulatory environment for insurers in the UK. She has previously liaised with HM Treasury on changes to Part VII legislation and was a member of a group of City lawyers responding to EIOPA Solvency II consultations. She was also a member of the insurance sub-group of the Financial Markets Law Committee, which most recently considered regulatory issues arising from Brexit. Ms. Swirski has also authored or co-authored a number of notable chapters in insurance regulation handbooks. Recent publications include “Getting the Deal Through: Insurance & Reinsurance in the UK,” Getting the Deal Through (July, 2019) and the UK chapter in “Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Guide,” Chambers & Partners (January, 2019).