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Rowley Higgs


Rowley is a Partner at HWF and is recognized as a leading M&A insurance broker.

With particular focus on Energy and Infrastructure transactions, Rowley is regularly retained by leading advisers and investors to structure insurance solutions on a wide range of deals across the globe. He has been instrumental in the growth of M&A insurance products in the Middle East.

Recent Experience

Rowley’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising on a buy-side policy for the acquisition of a stakes in Hornsea 1, an 1.2GW offshore wind farm powering over 1 million homes.
  • Advising on a W&I policy for the acquisition by Antin Infrastructure Partners of Wildstone, the leading owner of independent outdoor media infrastructure in the UK.
  • Advising DIF on a buy-side policy for the acquisition of BluEarth Renewables, a power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates wind, hydro and solar facilities across North America.
  • Advising DIF on a buy-side W&I policy for the acquisition of an interest in the 900-megawatt Cascade Power Project in Canada.
  • Working alongside Clifford Chance on a W&I policy for Amber in relation to the acquisition of Cargounit, a leading CEE rolling stock business.
  • Advising on a buy-side policy for the acquisition of Kellas Midstream by BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Funds (GEPIF III) and GIC.
  • Advising on buy-side policies for the acquisition of stakes in Lincs and Borssele V offshore wind farms.
  • Advising on buy-side policies for RTB battery storage projects with an aggregate capacity in excess of 1 GW.
  • Advising on a seller-initiated buy-side policy for the sale of Mainstream, a leading independent renewable energy developer with a value in excess of EUR 1 billion, with assets and operations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.
  • Advising on a buy-side policy in relation to a Sovereign Wealth Fund minority investment into a leading UK fibre optics business.

Prior to joining HWF Rowley was both a corporate lawyer and an underwriter. He spent a decade at CMS advising on a wide range of transactions predominantly in the Energy and Infrastructure sectors, which included giving guidance to clients on the use of W&I insurance and becoming a trusted adviser to numerous W&I insurers. He then joined the XL M&A team in 2014, and as a senior underwriter insured a large volume of transactions during a period of rapid growth for the industry.

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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