About us

We are a specialist transactional risk insurance brokerage with extensive experience from providing advisory services on over 5,000 transactions and structuring over 1,300 bespoke transactional risk insurance policies. Recognised as a market leader, our expert team consists of former M&A lawyers, tax advisors, transactional risk underwriters and investment bankers.

With experience from premier law firms, accounting firms, insurance companies and financial institutions, our most senior brokers lead each transaction and remain closely involved throughout the insurance placement to ensure flawless execution and responsiveness at each stage.

With offices in London, New York, Dubai, Frankfurt, Munich, Milan, Paris and Warsaw, we leverage our international presence and over 200 years of combined experience in the transactional risk insurance marketplace to provide our clients with unparalleled insight and individualised attention on each transaction.
Our Background

The team regularly works with many of the world’s leading legal and financial advisors in providing services to private equity houses, infrastructure funds, real estate firms, banks and corporates.

HWF unites market leading individuals from major law firms, accountancy firms, global risk advisory and broking firms as well as former underwriters from leading insurers. This combined experience enables us to provide specialist insight to clients.
Our Experience

Collectively the team have over 200 years of experience of structuring insurance solutions for M&A transactions.

The team are able to draw on their experience from advising on over 5,000 transactions with values ranging between £5m – £100bn.

Our extensive experience gives us the capability to provide strategic insight and offer an unparalleled level of service.

Our key values
Making a claim

In the event that you wish to make a claim you should contact our Team via the link below.


We use HWF wherever the opportunity arises because they advise, structure and execute W&I insurance policies with great efficiency. Our trust in their service and process allows us to focus on our job resulting in positive client outcomes on their M&A deals

Helen Croke, Ropes & Gray

HWF’s ability to drive the process forward de-risks the M&A processes we are involved with. We count on their reliability and expertise, even where there are complex issues or challenging timetables

James Renahan, Fried Frank

I am always happy to recommend HWF on deals; their in-depth experience of both M&A and the insurance market, combined with a pragmatic approach, leads to smoother processes, better coverage positions and ultimately happier clients

Aaron Fairhurst, CMS