Pinsent Masons boosts financial services offering in Dubai


Pinsent Masons has enhanced its financial services sector capability with the appointment of Tom Bicknell, who will lead the firm’s insurance and wealth management offering in Dubai.

Bicknell, who joins as a partner, was previously a legal director in the corporate insurance and financial services team at Clyde & Co in Dubai. He has worked as a corporate and financial services lawyer for over ten years and has a deep understanding of the financial services market in the region.

Bringing a wealth of experience in insurance regulation, products and distribution, Bicknell will provide new and existing insurance and wealth management clients with regulatory and product distribution advice in the region. His specialism includes advising insurers, reinsurers, coverholders, Lloyd’s syndicates, brokers and third party administrators in respect of their business throughout the Middle East.  He also has extensive expertise in advising investment and pension product issuers, international financial institutions, wealth managers and financial advisers as well as online platform operators and fintech start-ups.

Sachin Kerur, head of Middle East region, Pinsent Masons, added, “We are delighted Tom is joining our team in Dubai. His expertise will further increase our capability to advise on regulatory, product and distribution issues in the Middle East as it continues to cement its reputation as a leading financial hub. Tom’s experience will be of huge value to our clients as we reinforce our commitment to being a market-leading firm in financial services.”

Bicknell’s arrival follows the appointed Mohammad Tbaishat late last year. Tbaishat specialises in public and private M&A, strategic joint ventures and UAE regulatory work.

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