Gabriel Flecha

Gabriel Coutinho Flecha

Gabriel C. Flecha is a Tax Underwriter in the London office. Gabriel joined VALE from Natwest, where he focused on tax signoff of cross-border structured finance deals, derivatives, repos, and stock lending transactions. Prior to that, Gabriel was a VP in the JP Morgan Tax team in London. Gabriel has also worked with Tax Advisory […]

Phoebe King-Holford

Phoebe King-Holford is an Underwriting Assistant on the London team. Phoebe joined from Real Chemistry (London) where she focussed on financial data analysis and accounting processes within the pharmaceutical market. Before Real Chemistry, Phoebe was a Legal Consultant for a construction company (Hampshire) involved in an ongoing land dispute. Phoebe studied at Cardiff University, where […]

Björn Oswaldson

Björn Oswaldson

Björn Oswaldson is a Senior Underwriter on the W&I team on London. Björn joined VALE from Liberty Global Transaction Solutions where he spent two years as a W&I underwriter focusing on Nordic deals. Prior to his time at Liberty, Björn was an associate at Roschier, Attorneys Ltd (Stockholm) and another major Swedish law firm where […]

Marie Forray

Marie Forray

Marie joined from Ayache (Paris) focusing on private equity and M&A deals. Before Ayache, Marie was an associate in the corporate and M&A department of Osborne Clarke (Paris). Marie holds a Master’s degree in Business Law from Paris Nanterre University and an LL.M from Queen Mary University of London.

Sarah Lo Piparo

Sarah Lo Piparo

Sarah Lo Piparo is an Underwriter on the W&I team. Before joining VALE, Sarah was an associate at Orrick Italy, where she focused on M&A, private equity, and venture capital deals. Before Orrick, Sarah trained at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Milan, in the corporate and M&A department. Sarah has extensive experience in private M&A, […]

Simar Walia

Simar Walia

Underwriting Assistant in the W&I team. Prior to joining VALE in September 2023, Simar  graduated from Imperial College London in MSc Finance, where she expanded her knowledge in M&A, Private Equity, Corporate Finance, and Asset Management. Her previous engagement involved serving as a Financial Research Intern at TradePenetrate. She completed her undergraduate studies in Mathematics […]

Rebecca Harries

Rebecca Harries

Rebecca Harries is an 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 […]

Steven Rajavinothan

Steven Rajavinothan

Steven Rajavinothan is a Senior Underwriter in the Contingent Risks and ATE team. Steven joined from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, where he was an associate in the Commercial and Financial Disputes practice. Prior to joining Reynolds Porter Chamberlain in 2017, Steven trained at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, working in the firm’s London and Singapore offices. […]

Matt Hudson

Matt Hudson

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 […]

Shane Bhangoo

Shane Bhangoo

Shane Bhangoo is an Underwriting Assistant in the W&I team. Prior to joining VALE, Shane read the LL.M. at King’s College London with a focus on intellectual property law, information technology law, international finance, and business law. Prior to his LL.M., Shane read law at Anglia Ruskin University, where he also undertook the Legal Practice […]