John Barlow is a partner in the Dubai office of HFW. He advises insurers and reinsurers of financial institutions in connection with their fidelity, computer crime, D&O, PI/civil liability and cyber liability programmes, and on claims that arise under these products. John has handled and settled many of the most significant claims to find their way into the London insurance and reinsurance market over the past two decades.

John also heads up HFW’s regulatory team in Dubai that assists insurers, brokers and MGAs wishing to establish a presence in the DIFC. John and his team’s work includes advising on setups and compliance and guides clients from the initial approach to the Dubai Financial Services Authority to the obtaining of the required licence.

In addition to his claims handling experience and dispute resolution, John has considerable experience in the development of leading financial institution insurance products that encompass the coverage of exposures of IFAs, banks, investment banks and sovereign financial institutions. John has developed market leading products in connection with bank operational risk programmes including products which address regulatory capital issues for banks, traders and commodities companies. John has considerable experience of political risk, trade credit, trade finance, sovereign guarantee and protracted payment insurances, as well as the development of captive insurance programmes.

John is qualified in England and Wales.