Our Team

Mark Hale

Mark Hale

Position: Director, Head of Tax Europe
Phone: +44 (0)7909 926290
Email: mhale@valeip.com
Categories: Tax Indemnity Insurance
Location: London

Mark Hale is a Director and Head of Tax. Mark is a tax attorney specializing in international M&A and joined VALE from his role as International Tax Counsel for General Electric (London). Mark has analysed tax risks for GE Capital and other GE business lines and led teams of external tax advisors in over 40 different countries. Before GE, Mark practiced US tax law with Morgan Lewis (London), Baker & McKenzie (Zurich) and Allen & Overy (London) and advised private equity and corporate clients. Mark holds a Tax LL.M. from New York University (New York) and J.D. and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University (Washington, DC). Mark is a member of the New York State Bar.

Mark Hale
Director, Head of Tax Europe

Mark Hale

Mark Hale is a Director and Head of Tax. Mark...

Rebecca Harries

Rebecca Harries

Position: Senior Underwriter, Contingent & Litigation Risks Europe
Phone: +44 7955 428886
Email: rharries@valeip.com
Categories: After the Event Insurance, Contingent Litigation Risk Insurance
Location: London

Rebecca Harries is a Senior Underwriter in the Contingent Risks and ATE team. Before moving into the insurance industry, Rebecca practiced as a commercial litigator for over four and a half years. Rebecca joined from Lewis Silkin LLP, where she was an associate in the Dispute Resolution team and, prior to this, she trained and qualified as a solicitor at Clyde & Co LLP. Rebecca also has experience in the insurance market from her client secondment in the claims legal team at Liberty Specialty Markets. In her time as a litigator, Rebecca acted for a range of clients, from start-ups to blue chip companies, and worked on a wide variety of claims which were typically complex, high-value and multijurisdictional in nature. Rebecca also holds a degree in History from the University of Manchester.

Rebecca Harries
Senior Underwriter, Contingent & Litigation Risks Europe

Rebecca Harries

Rebecca Harries is a Senior Underwriter in the Contingent Risks...

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson

Position: Junior Underwriter, W&I
Phone: +44 (0) 7449781547
Email: mhudson@valeip.com
Location: London

Matt Hudson is an Underwriting Assistant in the W&I team. Matt joined VALE in October 2022 from the Lloyd’s of London Insurance Graduate Scheme. Matt rotated through the Market Development and Performance Management – Risk & Control teams at Lloyd’s, as well as spending time at both Willis Towers Watson and Tokio Marine HCC in the Credit and Political Risk and Warranties & Indemnities insurance teams respectively. Matt graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2020 with a Bachelor of Laws in Law with American law.

Matt Hudson
Junior Underwriter, W&I

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson is an Underwriting Assistant in the W&I team....