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Adriana Cotter, Partner

Adriana Cotter


Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Practice notes

Adriana is a corporate insurance partner whose main areas of focus are transactional (including M&A and portfolio transfers), commercial and regulatory work for UK and international (re)insurers and intermediaries in both the company and Lloyd’s market.

Her practice covers the full range of the insurance life cycle from start-ups to run-off.

Adriana also advises overseas financial conglomerates seeking to access the UK insurance market as well as advising businesses outside the financial services sector on insurance regulatory issues arising from the sale of insurance products.

M&A / Commercial / Restructuring

Her experience includes advising on:

  • Part VII transfers, including the recent Brexit-related Part VII transfer from China Taiping to DARAG
  • A transactions for insurers, brokers and corporates
  • Reinsurance arrangements and structuring (re)insurance policies
  • Distribution arrangements and secondment and services agreements
  • The group structure and reorganisation of major international (re)insurers, including new insurance company and intermediary formation
  • Schemes of arrangement


Her experience includes advising on:

  • A range of regulatory rules, including the restriction of business rule, corporate governance regime, change in control analysis and applications
  • Insurance regulated activities
  • Intra-group reinsurance arrangements
  • New authorisations for insurers and brokers
  • Group supervision

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the Worshipful Company of Insurers


  • Cambridge University 2004