OUR PEOPLE

Robert Brown
Robert Brown
Managing Principal

+44 (0)7718 306 372

robert.brown@icenrisk.com

Rob is one of the most experienced and respected M&A underwriters in the market, having specialised in this area since 2000.  He has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having started in financial lines in 1993 and ran the Latin American Financial Lines division of a global insurer.  Subsequently Rob set up and led the M&A insurance division of a global insurer for many years before founding Icen.  His transactional insurance underwriting experience spans most sectors and territories.

Dawn Bhoma
Dawn Bhoma
Managing Principal

+44 (0)7554 196 900

dawn.bhoma@icenrisk.com

Dawn is the most experienced specialist tax underwriter in the European M&A market. She was previously a senior tax lawyer at leading international law firms Dentons LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.   She was the first tax specialist to join the M&A insurance market and has led the way in creating and growing innovative tax specific insurance products that can create significant value on M&A deals.  Dawn worked with Rob for many years at other syndicates before founding Icen with him.

James Parker
James Parker
Senior Principal - M&A

+44 (0)7388 574 117

james.parker@icenrisk.com

James was a corporate M&A lawyer for 9 years specialising in UK and international buy-out work for institutional investors, corporates and management teams, first at Allen & Overy LLP and then as a senior associate in the Travers Smith LLP private equity team.  James joined the insurance industry in April 2019 and has underwritten deals in multiple sectors and is developing W&I for Icen in the UK and Europe.

Gemma Hourican
Gemma Hourican
Senior Principal - Finance

+44 (0)7407 393 461

gemma.hourican@icenrisk.com

Gemma is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, with over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including Financial Director and transactional services roles at a Big 4 accountant. Gemma underwrites W&I deals with a focus on financial diligence as well as analysing and helping clients with claims.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew Thornton
Senior Principal - Tax

+44 (0)7553 945 298

andrew.thornton@icenrisk.com

Andrew was a tax partner at leading international law firm, Dentons LLP, where he was a lawyer for 14 years.  He specialised in M&A (with an energy sector focus), real estate and VAT.  He also advised many insurers in relation to W&I and tax specific insurance for many years.  He joined the M&A insurance market in September 2016 and underwrites bespoke tax specific products as well as tax issues within W&I deals.

Suhail Qureshi
Suhail Qureshi
Senior Principal - Tax

+44 (0)7423 607 507

suhail.qureshi@icenrisk.com

Suhail joined the M&A insurance market in 2017.  Before underwriting tax risks, he was a partner at leading international law firm, Dentons LLP, advising on all forms of taxation in a diverse range of sectors.  His core practice areas were finance, real estate and general corporate taxation, and he regularly advised on cross-border transactions and international tax planning.  Whilst in private practice, Suhail advised many insurers in relation to W&I and tax specific insurance and now uses that experience to underwrite tax risk for Icen.

James Moubray
James Moubray
Principal – M&A

+44 (0)7876 689 697

james.moubray@icenrisk.com

James spent seven years as a solicitor, training with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and qualifying into their corporate department, where he worked on a variety of public and private transactions, before spending three years with Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.  James joined Icen in March 2020.

Lewis Parle
Lewis Parle
Senior Principal – IP

+44 (0)7776 327 172

lewis.parle@icenrisk.com

Before joining the team, Lewis specialised in assessing IP risks and developing bespoke IP risk transfer products and solutions in the transactional context at CFC Underwriting. Lewis also advised on insurance related disputes at Weightmans LLP and as Claims and Legal Counsel at CFC Underwriting.  Before working in the insurance industry, Lewis was called to the Bar and was a director of a social policy think-tank. 

Arunas Andriuskevicius
Arunas Andriuskevicius
Underwriting Associate – M&A

+44 (0)7388 104 287

arunas.andrius@icenrisk.com

Before joining the team in September 2019, Arunas was a lawyer who specialised in commercial and professional negligence litigation, representing both private and corporate clients in the financial services, construction and real estate sectors. Arunas acted for many insured persons claiming against their insurers. He now uses his litigation experience to assess various transactional and contentious risks underwritten by Icen.

Michael De Bliquy
Michael De Bliquy
Principal - Tax

Michael is a seasoned tax professional and highly experienced international tax specialist. Michael joined the Icen team from his role as Head of Tax at AIIM, a US $2.3 billion private equity fund founded by Old Mutual and Macquarie. Michael has gained experience with a variety of tax issues on over 109 transactions covering 25 territories. He has spent time in his early career as a tax professional at Grant Thornton and KPMG.

Greg Branagan
Greg Branagan
Principal - Tax

Greg Branagan joined the Icen Tax team from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was a senior associate in the tax team. Previously Greg was a tax lawyer at US law firm, Proskauer Rose, and has worked on a multitude of tax issues arising in M&A deals, restructurings, equity incentives and fund formation.

+44 (0)7532 727 659

greg.branagan@icenrisk.com

Joris Broeren
Joris Broeren
Senior Principal – M&A Benelux

Joris joined the M&A insurance market in early 2014. Prior to joining Icen Risk, Joris was responsible for leading and developing the Benelux M&A insurance business for a global broking specialist. Before advising clients on M&A insurance risks, he was an associate in the tax practice at leading Dutch law firm, Loyens & Loeff, advising international clients on corporate taxation in a diverse range of sectors. He was the first tax insurance broker in the Benelux and helped in creating and growing specific tax insurance solutions in this market.

+31 6 11 72 99 02

joris.broeren@icenrisk.com

Francisco Castro Yebra
Francisco Castro Yebra
Underwriting Associate – M&A

Francisco Castro joined the Icen team in September 2021 from Spain, where he qualified and practiced as a Corporate and M&A Lawyer. Firstly for J&A Garrigues, and afterwards for Cuatrecasas.  Francisco is the Icen lead underwriter for Spain and Portugal.  

Shabnam Amos
Shabnam Amos
Operations Manager

+44 7831 965 203

shabnam.amos@icenrisk.com

Shabnam joined the Icen team as Operations Manager in November 2021. Prior to Icen, Shabnam worked as a Senior PA at Allen & Overy LLP – she has over 17 years experience in legal sector support services working within a variety of areas including Insurance and Corporate M&A.

Toby Wyles
Toby Wyles
Underwriting Analyst

+44 7551 477 881

toby.wyles@icenrisk.com

Toby begun his career in Insurance enrolling on Marsh and McLennan’s Graduate Development Programme in the UK Construction Division. Toby left Marsh in order to pursue a career in M&A Underwriting and joined the team in November 2021. Prior to insurance, Toby received a BA in History and Politics in 2019 where he stayed on to study an MA. He will graduate, COVID permitting, in June 2022.

Alexander Machray
Alexander Machray Underwriting Analyst 

Alexander has a postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and a 2:1 in Scots and English Law from the University of Aberdeen. Alexander recently relocated to London to join the Icen team.

Jade Barker
Jade Barker
Senior Analyst

+44 7880 613 380

jade.barker@icenrisk.com

Jade started her career in Insurance enrolling on the Lloyd’s of London Apprenticeship Scheme. Jade recently finished the Lloyd’s scheme and has chosen to pursue a career in M&A Underwriting and joined Icen in March 2022. So far, Jade has reached Diploma CII in the past 18 months at Lloyd’s and will be continuing towards her ACII qualification this year.

Luc Mastenbroek
Luc Mastenbroek
Principal – Finance 

Luc is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He joined Icen Risk in March 2022, having spent over 13 years in Assurance and Transaction Services at PwC where he worked across a range of sectors. Luc is focused on underwriting the financial aspects of W&I deals.

Aleksander Kopeć
Aleksander Kopeć
Underwriting Associate – Tax

Aleksander graduated with a bachelors degree in finance and masters degree in financial and tax law. He gained his Tax M&A experience from 7 years of practice in Deloitte and PwC in Warsaw providing tax advisory services for numerous local and international transactions. These involved one of the biggest transactions in Poland and CEE involving coordination of several European jurisdictions and understanding of tax risk identified therein.