James Wilson to lead FRM’s newly launched M&A and Transactional Risks division

Factor Risk Management (FRM), an independent global advisor and broker of litigation finance and after-the-event legal expenses insurance, has launched its M&A and Transactional Risks division, to be led by James Wilson.

Camila Carvalho joins Wilson, who has been appointed Head of M&A and Transactional Risks, as Associate Director.

The pair have been tasked with driving the newly launched practice, complementing its growing team by bringing a wealth of industry experience and expertise from the M&A sector.

FRM has praised Wilson as one of the most experienced practitioners in the M&A insurance industry having been instrumental in the early development of the key products now relied upon to manage risk in many M&A transactions.

The executive brings to his new role two decades of industry experience, having held senior roles as Head of Transactional Insurance for a Lloyd’s of London Syndicate, and Head of M&A Insurance for a Lloyd’s of London broker, structuring comprehensive and tailored solutions for a raft of complex transactions.

With 14 years of international experience in complex international transactions across multiple jurisdictions, Carvalho joins FRM as an Associate Director of its M&A and Transactional Risks division.

She was a corporate lawyer before moving to PwC’s Deals Tax team in Sao Paulo and then London, specialising in cross-border M&A deals and group reorganisations.

Wilson’s and Carvalho’s hire will boost FRM’s offering with clients who wish to mitigate the threat of litigation or guard against any ongoing disputes when involved in M&A deals, the company stated.

With their appointments any is now able to also assist clients in all industry sectors across multiple jurisdictions, providing transactional risk solutions, such as Warranty & Indemnity (W&I), Tax and Contingent liability insurance policies.

Tom Davey, Director and co-founder of Factor Risk Management, commented: “We are really delighted to welcome two professionals of the calibre of James and Camila to Factor Risk Management.

“They strengthen FRM’s powerful mix of insurance and finance professionals servicing the needs of the disputes, mergers and acquisitions market. They are a great fit as we expand our business.”

Wilson, new Head of M&A and Transactional Risks at Factor Risk Management, said: “We are incredibly proud to launch Factor Risk Management’s M&A and Transactional Risks offering.

“Our agile structure, subject-matter expertise and market experience will allow clients a new option when looking for a partner to provide insurance solutions in the often fast-paced and complex M&A deal-making community.”

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