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 […]

Jiayan Wang

Jiayan Wang

Jiayan Wang is an Underwriter on the W&I team in Singapore. Jiayan joined from Baker McKenzie where she focused on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. Prior to Baker McKenzie, Jiayan practiced in the corporate departments of Drew & Napier and Dentons Rodyk in Singapore. She holds a Law degree from the University of […]

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 […]

Victoria Goodsell

Victoria Goodsell

Victoria Goodsell is an Underwriter in the W&I team. Vicky joined from Dentons, where she trained and was practicing as a solicitor in the banking & finance group. In addition to past experience in financial services, in 2019 Vicky spent six months on secondment from Dentons to Beazley’s W&I team. Vicky holds a degree in […]

Mathias Beyer

Mathias Beyer

Mathias Beyer is a Senior Underwriter in the W&I team. Mathias joined from Linklaters in Düsseldorf, Germany, focusing on private M&A transactions and corporate restructurings in the mid to large-cap sector. Mathias studied law at the University of Passau, Germany, before completing his legal clerkship (Referendariat) at the regional court of Münster with stages at […]

Kevin Costello

Kevin Costello

Kevin Costello is a Director, W&I. Kevin joined the W&I market in 2017 after a successful career within Civil Service and law and led Ambridge’s European Transactional Risks business based in Frankfurt, Germany. Kevin holds a degree in French and German from the University of Oxford and practised law as a barrister with Travers Smith, […]

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson

Mark Richardson is a Junior Underwriter in the W&I team. Mark joined from AXA XL, where he worked a strategic analyst within the Financial Lines department focusing on strategic initiatives for amongst other the M&A insurance offering. Mark studied at the University of Nottingham, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a […]