BMS, the independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Stephan Simon as a director and head of warranty and indemnity insurance in the Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Tax Insurance division. He will report to Tan Pawar, managing director and head of Private Equity, M&A and Tax for BMS in London.

Simon has over 17 years’ M&A and legal experience and is a highly knowledgeable corporate lawyer and warranty & indemnity broker. He joins BMS from Aon UK where he held the role of director, M&A and Transaction Solutions since 2015. Simon has extensive experience in advising clients around the strategic use of transaction liability insurance on M&A deals, and the structuring and placement of large insurance programmes in the international insurance markets.

Prior to Aon, Simon was group legal manager at Legal & General Group PLC where he played a key role in advising the Group on a range of commercial deals, funds distribution and regulatory compliance, specifically within the insurance division. He is also a qualified lawyer and worked in the corporate department at Pinsent Masons LLP from the years 2006 – 2012.

Pawar said: “At BMS we are committed to building out our business to best support our clients, so we are extremely pleased to continue to attract industry leading talent such as Stephan. His experience in the legal and insurance sector is hugely impressive, and he has an excellent track record of working collaboratively with complex multi-national companies. Stephan’s appointment will help accelerate the growth of our private equity, M&A and tax related insurance offering. I am thrilled to welcome Stephan to BMS.”
Simon added: “BMS has an excellent reputation in this sector and are recognised as some of the best in the industry. Given current market conditions, it is an exciting venture to be a part of. I am very much looking forward to supporting Tan and the team.”
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