Carol-Ann Burton

Biography

Carol-Ann is a specialist in insurance and financial services regulation, with almost 20 years' experience in the sector. Carol-Ann has a unique understanding of financial services regulation and policy, having worked in senior positions at the UK's financial services regulator, in private practice in the UK and UAE and as in house regulatory counsel at one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds.
 
Insurance & Transactional
 
Carol-Ann focuses on complex insurance and reinsurance matters including life insurance. Her transactional practice covers business transfers, complex risk transfers, including ILS and longevity solutions, distribution, restructuring, run off, and other exit strategies, as well as general corporate transactions.
 
Financial Services Regulation
 
Carol-Ann's practice covers all aspects of financial services regulation and regulatory processes and compliance, including authorisations and changes in control. She has been involved in the development and implementation of regulatory strategy, both during her time at the regulator as well as through her involvement with a number of industry associations. She also advises clients on regulatory supervisory, disciplinary and enforcement matters.
 
Corporate Governance
 
Carol-Ann enjoys a particular expertise in corporate governance, in particular for regulated institutions, having conducted a number of reviews of effectiveness of corporate governance structures, boards and internal risk and compliance governance arrangements.
 
Chambers UK sources have praised Carol-Ann for her ability to "think logically and articulate very crisply what she thinks, and why she thinks it."

Published Works

Contact details

+971 4 423 0576 / carol-ann.burton@hfw.com

Areas of Practice

Financial Services

Year Qualified

2001

Education

CA went to Trinity College Dublin and her degree was LLB Law & German