RISKPOINT GLOBAL M&A (“RP M&A”)
RiskPoint’s global M&A team has a truly global reach with over 40 specialist underwriters based in 10 different locations in Europe, the US and Asia (trading as RP Underwriting). Click below for our other dedicated website to RP M&A for more information on our capacity, compliance, global team profiles, and so much more.
- Management & Operations
- UK and RoW
- Nikolai DjupeslandGlobal Head of M&A | PartnerNorwayNikolai DjupeslandGlobal Head of M&A | Partner
- Arndt ReinhardHead of Operations, M&A, PartnerSwitzerlandArndt ReinhardHead of Operations, M&A, Partner
Arndt joined RiskPoint in 2018 and is Head of Operations, M&A. Arndt brings with him more than 15 years of experience within M&A underwriting and various management positions within AIG, most recently as COO Northern Europe for AIG. Arndt is admitted to the German bar and divides his time between Frankfurt and Zurich with a focus on the DACH region.
- Tanya NashChief Underwriting Officer, EuropeUnited KingdomTanya NashChief Underwriting Officer, Europe
Tanya joined RiskPoint in 2018 having previously worked for four years at Neon and Pembroke. Prior to joining the insurance industry, Tanya spent 19 years in private practice and was a Partner at both Dentons and Ince & Co, covering a wide range of international and domestic M&A and other corporate transactions. Tanya is admitted to the Law Society and is Chief Underwriting Officer for M&A Europe.
- Astrid O' ReillyChief Underwriting Officer, AsiaPacUnited KingdomAstrid O' ReillyChief Underwriting Officer, AsiaPac
Astrid joined RiskPoint as Head of M&A, Asia Pac in 2019. Astrid has been an M&A underwriter since 2013 and has previously worked for Ironshore in Singapore and Neon in London. Prior to becoming an underwriter, Astrid was a corporate lawyer at international law firm Bird & Bird. Astrid is admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales and is based in London.
- Michael McGowanManaging Director & Head of M&A, AmericasNew YorkMichael McGowanManaging Director & Head of M&A, Americas
Michael joined RiskPoint from AXA XL, where he was the Head of Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance for North America and helped build AXA’s M&A underwriting platform from the ground up. There, he led a team of North American underwriters for all transactional risk insurance products across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Prior to AXA XL, Michael also served as an executive in the transactional risk practice of Chubb, where he led the underwriting of Representations & Warranties and Contingent Liability insurance products. He also previously held the position of Assistant General Counsel at Focus Financial Partners, a publicly traded financial services firm, and as a Corporate Associate at the global law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
- Maria SteeplesManaging Director & Head of M&A, AsiaPacSingaporeMaria SteeplesManaging Director & Head of M&A, AsiaPac
Maria joined RiskPoint as Managing Director and Head of M&A, Asia Pacific and opened its Singapore office in December 2022. Maria has lived and worked in Singapore for nearly 16 years and has been an integral part of the growth and development of the warranty and indemnity and M&A insurance market in Asia since 2008. Prior to joining RiskPoint, Maria advised all of the insurers and MGAs writing M&A insurance in Asia and was widely recognised as the leading legal expert and “go to” adviser on W&I insurance throughout Asia. Maria established and led the global M&A insurance team at US law firm Morrison & Foerster for nearly 9 years in Singapore and prior to that was a senior corporate lawyer at the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Singapore for 7. Maria is admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales.
- Maria José CruzCountry Manager, Spain & Co-Head of M&A, MediterraneanSpainMaria José CruzCountry Manager, Spain & Co-Head of M&A, Mediterranean
María José joined RiskPoint in 2019 from AIG, where she spent over eleven years in the M&A Insurance team having headed the team in different European countries always with particular focus on the Southern European ones. Prior to becoming an underwriter, María José spent over seven years in private practice as corporate lawyer at Deloitte, Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy, specializing in domestic and cross border M&A and private equity transactions as well as in capital markets. María José is admitted to the Madrid bar and she holds a LLM from the Instituto de Empresa. She is based in Madrid and is Head of M&A, Mediterranean.
- Kristen VeggeHead of M&A, NordicsNorwayKristen VeggeHead of M&A, Nordics
Kristen joined RiskPoint in 2017 from a 1st tier Norwegian law firm (Wiersholm), having focused on M&A and corporate law since 2007. Kristen is admitted to the Norwegian bar and is based in Oslo.
- David MooreHead of M&A, UKUnited KingdomDavid MooreHead of M&A, UK
David joined RiskPoint in 2018 having previously been an underwriter at Allied World. Prior to joining the insurance industry David spent 9 years in private practice as a corporate finance lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) specialising in domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and joint ventures. David is admitted to the Law Society and is based in London.
- Sven DannemannHead of M&A, DACHGermanySven DannemannHead of M&A, DACH
Sven joined RiskPoint in October 2017 from AIG, where he spent a year underwriting M&A transactions. Prior to joining AIG, he was working at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, focusing on M&A and private equity transactions as well as on restructurings. Sven is admitted to the German bar and is based in Frankfurt.
- Nathan OstranderHead of M&A, BeneLuxNetherlandsNathan OstranderHead of M&A, BeneLux
Nathan joined RiskPoint in 2018 from 1st tier Washington D.C.-based law firm (Covington), having focused on M&A and corporate law since 2006. Nathan also has experience from Dutch M&A practice having worked at 1st tier law firm De Brauw in Amsterdam from 2013 to 2015. Nathan is admitted to the bar in New York and has also worked at Latham & Watkins (Washington D.C.) and Simpson Thacher (New York). Nathan is based in Amsterdam.
- Christian KartnesUnderwriting Director, PartnerNorwayChristian KartnesUnderwriting Director, Partner
Christian joined Riskpoint in 2015 from a 1st tier Norwegian law firm (Schjødt), having focused on M&A and corporate law since 2009. Christian is admitted to the Norwegian bar and is based in Oslo. Christian is also a Partner at RiskPoint.
- Joanna BailieHead of Contingent Risks, EuropeUnited KingdomJoanna BailieHead of Contingent Risks, Europe
Joanna joined RiskPoint in 2022. She is an English law qualified lawyer (admitted in 2009) and is based in London. Prior to joining, Joanna spent over three years as an Investment Manager at a leading litigation funder where she was a voting member of the investment committee and managed a portfolio of the fund’s cases. Before her time in litigation finance, she worked at law firms Stewarts and Ashurst. She had a broad practice, with a particular focus on financial services disputes, securities and group claims, as well as insolvency, fraud, and professional negligence claims.
- Laura PotamianosHead of Real Estate, M&A EuropeUnited KingdomLaura PotamianosHead of Real Estate, M&A Europe
Laura joined RiskPoint in 2022. She is an English law qualified lawyer (admitted in 2012) and is based in London. Prior to joining, Laura was Head of Transactional Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) where she grew and managed a team of 6 underwriters and built a large book of European business including tax and contingent risks. Before her time at BHSI, she worked at RSG Transactional Risks International for 3 years leading the real estate offering.
- Kevin TigheHead of Tax, USNew YorkKevin TigheHead of Tax, US
Kevin joins RP Underwriting with 8 years of M&A tax experience including, most recently, 5 years as a dedicated tax underwriter at Ambridge Partners, LLC. Before that, he was in Ernst & Young’s M&A tax group based in New York. Kevin has underwritten a wide range of US federal income and other tax risks, including Canadian risks and other cross-border opportunities. Kevin holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practise law in the state of New York.
- Liria MartinezCo-Head of M&A, Mediterranean & Senior UnderwriterSpainLiria MartinezCo-Head of M&A, Mediterranean & Senior Underwriter
Liria joined RiskPoint in 2019 from AIG, where she spent approximatively two years underwriting southern European deals. Prior to that, Liria spent over six years as a French and Spanish qualified lawyer specialized in corporate M&A at Cuatrecasas and Alerion in Paris. Liria is based in Madrid.
- Vincent BrunoSenior Vice President & Senior UnderwriterNew YorkVincent BrunoSenior Vice President & Senior Underwriter
Vince joined RiskPoint from Ambridge Partners LLC, where he served as an underwriting executive and counsel in Ambridge’s U.S. transactional risk practice. There, Vince acted as Underwriting Manager for the East region and led a team of transactional risk attorneys and analysts in underwriting and structuring M&A insurance products for complex private equity and strategic transactions. Through his market-leading underwriting experience, Vince will support RP Underwriting in developing lasting relationships with brokers, Read more about RiskPoint at: www.riskpoint.eu transaction advisors, and dealmakers as we scale our operations throughout North America. Prior to joining Ambridge, Vince practiced as a Corporate/M&A associate at Cole Schotz P.C. Vince holds a J.D. from Rutgers Law School and an undergraduate degree from Rutgers Business School.
- Nicholas HorsmonSenior Vice President & Senior UnderwriterNew YorkNicholas HorsmonSenior Vice President & Senior Underwriter
Nick joined RP Underwriting in July 2021 from Liberty Mutual, where he was Head of Claims for the Americas region of its Global Transaction Solutions business unit. There, he oversaw the management of claims on R&W, tax, and contingent liability policies across the U.S., Canada, and LatinAmerica, and helped build Liberty’s M&A claims platform from the ground up. Prior to joining Liberty, Nick practiced as a litigation and regulatory associate at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP, where he represented insurers and reinsurers on a wide array of domestic and international coverage matters. Nick’s experience also includes organizing and leading a strategy consulting project for Barclays UK in conjunction with the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. Nick received an MBA from the University of Oxford, a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in International Relations from Rollins College.
- Konrad RotthegeSenior UnderwriterUnited KingdomKonrad RotthegeSenior Underwriter
Dr Konrad Rotthege joined RiskPoint in 2019 as M&A Underwriter with a focus on the DACH region. Konrad brings with him around 6 years of experience in private practice with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Frankfurt and Hengeler Mueller in London, specialising in M&A / PE, financing and real estate transaction. Konrad holds an LL.M., is admitted to the German bar and is based in London
- Audun EggeSenior UnderwriterNorwayAudun EggeSenior Underwriter
Audun joined RiskPoint in 2020 having previously worked as lawyer for more than ten years at the Norwegian tier 1 law firm Wiersholm. As a lawyer, Audun’s main focus was on M&A and corporate law. Audun is admitted to the Norwegian bar and is based in Oslo.
- Bart MarszalekSenior Underwriter, Finance SpecialistUnited KingdomBart MarszalekSenior Underwriter, Finance Specialist
Bart joined RiskPoint in November 2021 having previously worked in KPMG and EY’s Financial Services teams for over 10 years. Bart is a registered Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Finance and is based in London.
- James HamonUnderwriter, Tax SpecialistUnited KingdomJames HamonUnderwriter, Tax Specialist
James joined RiskPoint in 2022. He is an English law qualified lawyer and is based in London. Prior to joining, James spent thirteen years in law firms specialising in corporate tax, especially focussing on M&A transactions, structuring and cross-border issues across a range of industries and sectors.
- Carolyn McNamaraUnderwriterNew YorkCarolyn McNamaraUnderwriter
Carolyn McNamara has joined the RiskPoint Americas team as an M&A underwriter. Carolyn has 4 years of combined experience as an M&A attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, working on a wide range of international and domestic M&A and other corporate transactions. Carolyn holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University at Buffalo.
- Ariadne HabanaUnderwriterGermanyAriadne HabanaUnderwriter
Ariadne joined RiskPoint in June 2021. Ariadne is a certified Mexican lawyer and an LL.M in Finance Candidate at the Institute for Law and Finance of the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Ariadne has 5 years of experience as a corporate and international tax lawyer at EY Mexico and Paradygm Firm. Other previous work experience includes internships at the Central Bank of Mexico and Norton Rose Fulbright in Frankfurt. Ariadne is based in Germany.
- Rasmus MadsenUnderwriterDenmarkRasmus MadsenUnderwriter
Rasmus joined RiskPoint in 2018 from a global leader in delivering fund and corporate services (Intertrust), having focused on alternative investment fund services since 2015. Rasmus also has experience from a 1st tier Danish law firm (Kromann Reumert), having focused on M&A and project management. Rasmus is based in Copenhagen.
- Stefan GolijaninUnderwriterSwedenStefan GolijaninUnderwriter
Stefan Golijanin joined RiskPoint in 2017 and holds an LL.M and a BSc degree in business administration from Uppsala University. Stefan is based in Stockholm.
- Dauna MorattiUnderwriterSpainDauna MorattiUnderwriter
Dauna joined RiskPoint in March 2020 from Grimaldi LLP M&A department where she worked on Italian and cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to that, Dauna worked in PwC (Italy) in the M&A team. Dauna is admitted to the Italian bar and she is based in Madrid.
- Jorge Hernández BarriusoUnderwriterSpainJorge Hernández BarriusoUnderwriter
Jorge joined RiskPoint in May 2021. He has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor in Business Administration by the IE University in Segovia and Madrid. Jorge also has a Master in Lawyering and in Business Law by the IE Law School in Madrid. Before joining RiskPoint, Jorge spent over two years in private practice as a lawyer in one of the top Spanish law firms before he moved to the M&A insurance broker industry, where he also spent over two years.
- Jordan LevineUnderwriterNew YorkJordan LevineUnderwriter
- Berber WerkemaUnderwriterNetherlandsBerber WerkemaUnderwriter
Berber joined RiskPoint in 2022 as an M&A Underwriter. Prior to joining, Berber worked as a corporate lawyer at the Dutch law firm Houthoff and as Legal Counsel at Danone. She studied law at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Berber is a member of our Benelux Warranty and Indemnity team and is based in Amsterdam.
- Nicolas EberleUnderwriterGermanyNicolas EberleUnderwriter
Dr Nicolas Eberle joined RiskPoint’s M&A Underwriting team in 2022. His underwriting focus lies within the DACH region. Nicolas has around 7 years of experience in private practice with major U.S. law firms in Frankfurt am Main and New York, specializing in M&A/Private Equity transactions and financial regulation. Prior to joining RiskPoint, Nicolas was a partner in a renowned medium-sized German law firm. He holds a PhD from EBS University’s Law School and is admitted to the German bar. Nicolas is based in Frankfurt am Main.
- Tom EvansUnderwriterUnited KingdomTom EvansUnderwriter
Tom is a Chartered Accountant having gained extensive experience across Transaction Diligence at accountancy firms prior to joining Riskpoint as an underwriter. He is focused on M&A transactions across a range of sectors, with expertise in complex financial situations. Tom splits his time between London and Manchester.
- André GiustiUnderwriterGermanyAndré GiustiUnderwriter
André joined RiskPoint in December 2022. André is a qualified lawyer in Brazil and Portugal and is registered as a European Lawyer before the Bar Association in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. André also completed a LL.M in Law and Finance at the Institute for Law and Finance of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Prior to joining RiskPoint, André worked for seven years in the Corporate and Finance team of SiqueiraCastro Advogados in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and for almost two years in the Capital Markets team of Norton Rose Fulbright in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). André is based in Germany.
- Amy NowersAssociate UnderwriterUnited KingdomAmy NowersAssociate Underwriter
Amy joined RiskPoint in May 2021 and is based in London. Amy spent 5 years working at BCLP as a Knowledge Management Paralegal working in the Private Client and Tax teams. Previously, she studied Law at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent.
- Mitchell LisogorskySenior AnalystNew YorkMitchell LisogorskySenior Analyst
Mitchell joined RP Underwriting from the law firm Brewer Attorneys & Counselors, where he spent three years as a Legal Investigator supporting senior attorneys on a variety of high-profile matters and litigations. As an M&A Analyst, Mitchell provides critical deal support to our team and promotes the growth of our business through specialized attention to operations, underwriting execution and client development. Mitchell received his undergraduate degree in International Politics from Penn State University.
- Sean Peter FitzpatrickSenior AnalystNew YorkSean Peter FitzpatrickSenior Analyst
Sean joined RP Underwriting after five years at the law firm Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. In his previous role, he provided business advisory & litigation consulting on a variety of matters and managed the firm’s offshore operations. As an M&A Analyst, Sean provides deal support to our team through focus on operations, underwriting execution and client development. Sean received his undergraduate degree in History from Colby College.
- Julian MujaM&A AnalystNew YorkJulian MujaM&A Analyst
Julian joined RP Underwriting after two years with Mizuho. In his previous role, he offered streamline client support focused on fixed income securities & was responsible for initiating department-wide activities on a variety of matters and managed the bank’s offshore operations. As an M&A Analyst, Julian provides deal support to our team through focus on operations, underwriting execution and client development. Julian received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Baruch College in NYC.
- Sandra LaneTeam CoordinatorUnited KingdomSandra LaneTeam Coordinator
Sandra Lane joined RiskPoint in January 2020 to take the role as the M&A team Co-Ordinator. Sandra was previously based at Dentons for 19 years as a senior PA. She is based in the London office.
- Mary Margaret FenleyBusiness Operations AssistantNew YorkMary Margaret FenleyBusiness Operations Assistant
Mary Margaret Fenley joined RiskPoint in December 2021 as Business Operations Assistant for RP Underwriting. Based in New York, Mary Margaret will lend her skills in organization and operations to help grow the US team. Previously, Mary Margaret worked at the United Nations as Global Communication Coordinator.
- Pia WilleExecutive Assistant, M&ANorwayPia WilleExecutive Assistant, M&A
- Jonas SvenssonSenior Claims AdjusterDenmarkJonas SvenssonSenior Claims Adjuster
Jonas is the Global Head of M&A Claims. After University he worked as a litigator focussing on complex commercial disputes, liability (Solicitor, Accountant and D&O) and tax litigations with a top tier law firm in Copenhagen. He became a qualified attorney in 2013. Jonas subsequently worked in-house in AIG dealing with complex Financial Lines Claims and Insurance matters in general. He joined RiskPoint in 2016 spearheading the M&A Claims Department. Jonas has particular expertise in successfully resolving complex commercial disputes and has been involved in significant numbers of M&A related claims. He has a wide range of experience in a variety of jurisdictions and is experienced in and comfortable with an understanding of complex legal, commercial, accounting and valuation issues across different jurisdictions. Jonas also has extensive experience in conducting seminars and has been associated with the University of Copenhagen as a part-time lecturer in the Law of Torts and Law of Obligations for more than 10 years.
- Lana SorokaSenior Claims Adjuster M&AUnited KingdomLana SorokaSenior Claims Adjuster M&A
Lana joined RiskPoint in 2020 having previously worked as an M&A underwriter for eight years at AIG, Allied World and Brockwell Capital. During her time as an underwriter she primarily focused on domestic UK, European and Nordic transactions. Prior to becoming an underwriter, Lana was a corporate lawyer at international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. Lana is admitted to the Law Society and is based in London.
- Bernhard MüllerSenior Claims AdjusterGermanyBernhard MüllerSenior Claims Adjuster
After having previously worked 17 years as an Financial Lines/M&A Claims adjuster and Senior Claims supervisor at AIG, Bernhard joined RiskPoint in June 2019. During his time as an claims adjuster/supervisor he was primarily involved in major loss claims of the Dach, Benelux and Nordic areas. He started his insurance career at a local German company in the claims department with the main focus on the product liability and medical malpractice segment. Bernhard is a company lawyer, admitted to the Law Society and is based in Frankfurt.
- Laurel BrewerM&A Claims CounselNew YorkLaurel BrewerM&A Claims Counsel
Laurel joins RP Underwriting as M&A Claims Counsel after practising for more than 8 years as an insurance litigation attorney including, most recently, at the law firm DLA Piper. Throughout her career, Laurel has handled claims under various lines of insurance, specifically spending the past 4 years representing M&A liability insurers in claims arising under representations and warranties insurance policies. Laurel graduated magna cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law and is admitted to practise law in the states of New York and Texas.
- Llewys HowellsClaims Adjuster M&AUnited KingdomLlewys HowellsClaims Adjuster M&A
Llewys joined the RiskPoint M&A claims team in 2022, having previously trained and worked with Clyde & Co as a solicitor in London for over five years. During his time in private practice, Llewys gained extensive experience advising on and handling M&A claims, including representing a number of market insurers on a range of different types of breach of warranty claims. Llewys is admitted to the Law Society and is based in London.
- Bárbara DíazClaims AdjusterDenmarkBárbara DíazClaims Adjuster