Jane Childs

Biography

Jane Childs is a partner in the London office of Mayer Brown's Insurance & Reinsurance practice which is highlighted in UK Legal 500, 2012 for its “industry knowledge and the appropriateness of its advice” and “real strength in financial institutions insurance”.

Jane is one of the lead financial lines partners in the group and has extensive experience of handling complex, high-value crime, civil liability and D&O claims in this sector. Jane is recognised in UK Legal 500, 2012 as an “expert in financial lines”. Jane has achieved ‘trusted adviser’ status with many of the leading insurers of financial institutions and is described as “responsive, accessible and down to earth” in UK Legal 500, 2010 and “‘First class’” in UK Legal 500, 2007.

Jane is at the forefront of advising the insurance market on Madoff matters, as well as issues arising out of the Lehman collapse. She also handles significant and very sensitive D&O claims, including those with US securities class action exposure, wide-ranging regulatory investigations and complex offshore trust and administration liability issues.

Jane is advising a range of clients on coverage and defence implications of the credit crisis, including the impact on the insurance industry of possible bank insolvencies, nationalisations and sovereign default. Most recently, Jane and our capital markets experts have been advising insurers on the implications of emerging LIBOR claims.

Jane works with insurers to create new insurance products and has played a pivotal role drafting wordings for stockbrokers’ liability, professional liability for financial institutions, and bulk annuity buy-in and buyout policies for the pensions sector. She advises pensions trustees on all insurance aspects of bulk annuity policies including the capital structures of insurers, priorities on insurance insolvency, recourse to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, insurer regulation and negotiations of buy-in and buyout insurance products.

Contact details

20 7398 4622

Areas of Practice

Pensions

Education

University of Auckland

Qualification

BCom/LLB (Hons)