Nigel Montgomery is a partner in Sidley's London office. His practice focuses on insurance transactions, including restructuring and insolvency. He has a particular emphasis on schemes of arrangement and business transfers, run-off reorganisation, risk transfers for - and reconstruction of - UK and international insurance and reinsurance companies. He is also a licensed insolvency practitioner and has acted as liquidator, administrative receiver and administrator for a wide variety of companies.
He writes and lectures widely on insurance issues, including in Sweet & Maxwell's Cross-Frontier Insolvency of Insurance Companies and Sweet & Maxwell's Insolvency. He is a member of the International Association of Insurance Receivers, and a fellow of R3. Nigel has been responsible for a number of leading cases involving insurance restructuring, including Charter Re, the then House of Lords decision on "Pay as Paid" clauses, the Hawk Insurance case in the Court of Appeal on voting classes for schemes of arrangement and more recently the successful sanction of the WFUM schemes of arrangement. He is an English solicitor and graduated from Cambridge University.
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