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Removing risks and increasing returns in M&A: How insurance provides both

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BSA Offices, DIFC

BSA Law Firm and United Insurance Brokers (UIB) are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion looking at how the insurance industry can remove risks and increase returns in M&A deals.
This interactive panel discussion will focus on the following key areas:

  • What is M&A Insurance and how can it facilitate transactions
  • How dealmakers across all industry sectors can use it
  • Why it is helpful and how it can be applied to a variety of transaction scenarios
  • How it makes deals happen that might have failed
  • Why it is a more effective use of capital than traditional transaction mechanisms

Following the panel discussion there will be time for networking, where drinks and canapes will be served.

Who should join
Anyone working in the following industries will find this event
useful and informative:

  • Finance, including investment, private equity, investment funds, corporate finance
  • Tax and accountancy
  • Infrastructure and real estate
  • Corporate Counsel in any industry


  • Ralph Kabban, Chief Executive Officer, UIB 

Ralph has 30 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. He routinely sets up holistic insurance programmes for various MENA companies regarding their insurance needs from property damage & business interruption, project
construction, open cover construction, facilities, workmen’s compensation, group medical (traditional and alternative risk transfer products), cyber risks, directors and officers, professional indemnity and long-tail casualty lines.

  • Simon Isgar, Partner & Head of Insurance/Reinsurance, BSA 

Simon has 20 years of experience representing international insurers and intermediaries throughout insurance markets globally undertaking both contentious and non-contentious insurance/reinsurance work. His specialist niche areas of practice involve international private medical insurance and international health regulations.

  • James Wilson, Head of M&A and Financial Lines, UIB 
James specializes in offering innovative risk transfer solutions tailored to a variety of transaction scenarios. He assists clients in all industry sectors; working with buyers, sellers and their advisers on deals across the globe, catering to acquisitions, investments, sales, restructurings/insolvencies and fund liquidations.
With 18 years’ experience in the sector, James has held management positions both as an Underwriter and Broker and has worked on transactions in a variety of industry sectors for clients on almost every continent.

  • Rima Mrad, Partner Corporate/M&A, BSA 
Rima is an experienced corporate and insurance lawyer. She specializes in advising insurance companies, corporate organizations, financial institutions, energy companies and private equity funds on a wide range of legal issues including M&A transactions, due diligence, commercial agreements, commercial related disputes, IT related transactions and various regulatory matters.

Event Details

Date: May 26, 2022
Time: Panel discussion: 4pm - 5:30pm 
           Networking drinks: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 

To register email bsa.comms@bsabh.com or click the link below and fill in your details. 

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