Partner, Clyde & Co

Peter Hodgins

Peter is a partner in Clyde & Co’s MENA Financial Services Group with a specific focus on non-contentious Insurance and Reinsurance matters, including Islamic Insurance (takaful). An English qualified lawyer, Peter has over 15 years’ experience  in insurance and reinsurance working for insurers, brokers and third party administrators in the Lloyd’s, London and international company market.

Peter has advised on a range of corporate transactions, including major IPOs, MA and joint ventures for insurers and other businesses across the GCC. Peter is also a specialist in Takaful and routinely advises Takaful operators on the establishment and day-to-day regulation of their operations, compliance (including Shariah compliance) and product development. He has extensive experience in the development of new insurance and reinsurance products and distribution arrangements. He has advised many insurers in relation to the establishment, structuring and regulatory compliance of their operations across the GCC and has particular expertise in relation to the insurance laws of the UAE (including the Dubai International Financial Centre) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co in January 2009, Peter was involved in the establishment of an international law firm’s office in Riyadh.  He has broad experience of Saudi Arabian laws and regulations and continues to advise clients establishing and operating in the Kingdom.