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George Swan


Financial services | Fintech | Insurance | Mergers and acquisitions | Pro bono |

George has extremely strong and broad expertise coupled with excellent commercial vision.

Chambers UK 2023

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About George Swan

George is a specialist insurance partner in our financial institutions sector group. He works with many of the best-known and most-respected companies throughout the insurance sector, and has extensive experience in advising clients on a variety of complex legal issues. These range from M&A transactions and business transfers (including up-to-date experience in the Lloyd’s market) to restructuring, regulatory and other advisory work.

In addition to his insurance focus, George also has wide experience advising clients in retail banking, asset management and other parts of the financial services sector. George was previously seconded to the M&A legal team of a major global banking and financial services provider and has also spent time on secondment to the firm’s Hong Kong and Tokyo offices during the course of his career with the firm.

Recent work

  • Advising UBS on its acquisition of Credit Suisse
  • Advising Sun Life of Canada on the disposal of its UK business to Phoenix Group
  • Advising JP Morgan on its acquisitions of Nutmeg Saving and Investment and Global Shares and its investment in Viva Wallet 
  • Advising Riverstone on its acquisition of the Maltese business of Argo Group
  • Advising Lloyd's of London on its Brexit restructuring and the transfer of its European business to Lloyd's Europe
  • Advising Equitable Life Assurance Society on its scheme of arrangement and sale to Utmost Life and Pensions


  • Solicitor, England and Wales (2003)
  • George attained his LLM and MA from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.