John Larkin

William Fry - Ireland



+353 1 639 5224

Expert consultant

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Practice areas:

Financial services regulatory

Industry sectors:

Financial services

John advises insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as intermediaries, on all aspects of their business including M&A transactions, portfolio transfers, restructurings, contractual negotiations and regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience in helping insurance and reinsurance companies obtain authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland  and on passporting into other EEA markets. 

  • Phoenix Group on the Irish law aspects of the acquisition of Standard Life Aberdeen's insurance arm
  • Groups such as Beazley and Chaucer on the authorisation of the respective Irish insurance companies
  • Various unnamed clients on sensitive regulatory matters arising out of skilled persons reports undertaken by the Central Bank of Ireland
  • Various clients on Solvency II related issues including admissibility and categorisation of own-fund and ancillary own-fund items, third country reinsurance arrangements and outsourcing

  • Financial services regulatory

  • Financial services
  • Insurance

  • IBA Insurance Committee
  • Chairman of the Insurance Regulation Sub-Committee
  • Former Chairman of An Taoiseach’s IFSC Insurance Group