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Eleanor Swinburne


Eleanor joined HWF in 2020 and since then has worked on transactions across various geographies including Europe, the UK and the US. She focuses on placing W&I insurance and other related products for transactions across a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on infrastructure, real estate, private equity and renewable energy.

Recent Experience

Eleanor ’s recent experience includes:

  • Supported the global alternative asset manager, Intermediate Capital Group in structuring a buy-side W&I policy for the acquisition, by its debut infrastructure fund, ICG Infra I, of British Solar Renewables.
  • Assisted Silverfleet Capital, a leading European private equity firm, in the procurement of a buyer W&I policy in respect of their investment in OneStock.
  • Assisted Octopus renewables on the acquisition of their stakes in the Lincs offshore windfarm in the UK and the Borssele V offshore windfarm in the Netherlands.
  • Worked with SSE Utility Solutions Limited in structuring a buy-side W&I policy for the acquisition of two fully consented solar PV projects in the UK.
  • Advised on the procurement of a buy side W&I policy for a freehold real estate asset in London.
  • Assisted ERG, leading independent producer of energy from renewable sources, in the procurement of a buyer W&I policy in respect of their acquisition of a 152,4 MW renewable portfolio in France and Germany.

Eleanor holds an MA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic studies and an MPhil in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge.

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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, Travers Smith

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

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