The Team
PARTNERS

David Thomas
Senior Partner

david.thomas@innovisk.com

07815 909 688

David is the CEO of Innovisk Capital Partners.  A former (re)insurance broker, David became joint CEO of the Carvill Group.  Since then, he has held various senior leadership positions within the industry, focusing on broking and capital management. 

Richard Winborn
Managing Partner

020 4574 7148

07584 217 602

Richard is a former corporate lawyer who joined the M&A insurance market as a broker in 2008.  Since becoming an underwriter in 2010, Richard has held various senior leadership positions at large global insurers. Partnering with Innovisk, Richard launched Themis in 2019.

Paul Dickinson
Partner – Head of Tax

paul.dickinson@themisunderwriting.com

020 4574 7145
07584 342 358

Paul is a qualified tax accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (FCA) with over 20 years post-qualification experience.Since qualifying, he has spent over 15 years in front office tax structuring/corporate M&A roles at major investment banks. He has advised on and structured UK, US European, Asian and Latam tax matters, this includes high value M&A deals, renewable energy investments and complex restructures spanning a broad range of clients and taxes.

Sam Batchelor
Partner – Head of Europe W&I

sam.batchelor@themisunderwriting.com

020 4574 7151
07920 084 241

Sam has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance market, the majority of which has focused on corporate and transactional work. Sam previously worked as Corporate Counsel for a Lloyd’s syndicate.Prior to this, Sam spent 4 years in private practice in the corporate and insurance business sector and 6 years working in-house for a reinsurance company focusing on SEC regulatory advice, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Naomi Collins
Partner - Head of US Reps & Warranties

020 4574 7137

07796 610 178

Naomi is a senior corporate lawyer, admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2002.  She has underwritten transaction liability insurance risks since 2015.  Naomi has worked across a number of jurisdictions, with particular focus on the US market, where she has assisted clients in a broad range of industry sectors. Prior to joining Themis, Naomi worked as senior transaction liability underwriter, following a successful career in-house and in private practice at several pre-eminent law firms, including the magic circle.

John Hopper
Partner - Head of Special Situations & Claims

020 4574 7125

07920 235 722

John is an M&A lawyer (admitted in England and Wales and New York) with many years’ private practice experience at international firms.  John heads our Special Situations practice, which insures against specific, known, non-tax risks.  John also acts as Themis’ Claims Advocate and facilitates the handling of all our Claims.

OPERATIONS

Amelia Gould
Operations Manager

amelia.gould@themisunderwriting.com

020 4574 7102

07880 425 732

Amelia runs the operations for Themis and supports the relationship between Innovisk and Themis. Amelia has been in the market since 2014 and her previous experience within Underwriting and Operations has allowed her to gain the knowledge and understanding of the industry’s best practices. Amelia works closely with the entire Themis team and ensures our broking partners and carriers receive the highest level of service.

Ebi Shehu
Assistant Underwriter

ebi.shehu@themisunderwriting.com

020 4574 7116

07552 269720

Ebi joined Themis in 2021. As an Assistant Underwriter she predominantly supports the EMEA with underwriting W&I risks. Previously to joining Themis, Ebi worked at a large broking house and holds a mathematics degree from Queen Mary

Fergus Croft
Assistant Underwriter

fergus.croft@themisunderwriting.com

020 4574 7119

07897 559 721

Fergus joined the Themis team in 2021 after studying Law at university and completing the LLM Legal (Solicitors) Practice Course. He is an Assistant Underwriter in the UK & RoW W&I underwriting team and supports Themis’ Special Situations practice.

James Wakefield
Underwriting Assistant

James.Wakefield@themisunderwriting.com

020 4574 7164

07460 038676

With a degree in financial law and experience across the insurance sector, James joined us in 2023. His background in claims and policy wording at a financial lines broker developed his technical skills. James brings legal proficiency and insurance know-how to the Underwriting Assistant role.

underwriters

Ben Price
Underwriter - International

Ben.Price@Themisunderwriting.com

020 7170 3257

07586 486 849

Ben is a chartered accountant and has a number of years’ private practice experience advising on complex M&A and corporate finance matters for institutional and private equity investors across a range of industry sectors. Ben focuses on underwriting W&I, secondary transactions and contingent risk policies in the UK/EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, while developing Themis’ in-house financial underwriting strategy and expertise.

Chad Wilson
Senior Underwriter - Tax

07930 970728

Chad is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Senior Underwriter within our US tax team.  Chad gained extensive M&A tax experience in both the Houston and London offices of a ‘Big 4’, as well as the Dallas office of investment bank. He has experience in a wide array of transaction tax services, including buy and sell-side tax due diligence, troubled company restructuring services, and post-close tax structuring/integration.

Gabriella Eriksen
Senior Underwriter – International

020 4574 7129 / +46 8 525 191 00

+46 (0) 732 30 28 28

Gabriella joined Themis as Senior Underwriter and Head of Nordics in June 2023. Prior to joining, Gabriella spent 5 years at one of the ‘Big 4’ in their Sweden Legal Advisory team, advising Private Equity and Corporate clients to structure and close complex transactions across industries. Whilst there, she also spent almost 10 months on secondment as a legal consultant in the Private Capital Transaction Team in Luxembourg. Gabriella works across our W&I international book, with a particular focus on the Nordic and Benelux markets.

Guinevere Wentworth
Underwriter - International

020 4574 5197

07361 506 191

Guinevere is a corporate solicitor admitted in England Wales. Since qualifying in 2018, she has worked on corporate M&A transactions across a range of industries including renewable energy, leisure and hotels. Guinevere works in our international W&I team as an underwriter, with a particular focus on the UK but has also worked across our book on EU and US deals.

James McAtamney
Head of UK W&I

+44 20 4576 8034

+44 7375 596374

James has more than six years’ experience in the M&A insurance market and leads Themis’ warranty and indemnity business for UK-based transactions. Prior to joining Themis, James was an underwriter at corporate insurers with a focus on writing W&I insurance policies for a range of UK & European M&A transactions, across a variety of sectors and deal values. Before joining the insurance market, James worked at an international law firm and is a qualified solicitor.

Joseph Behm
Senior Underwriter – Tax

joseph.behm@themisunderwriting.com

020 4574 7127

07897 566 558

Joseph is a Charted Accountant with over 12 years M&A tax experience gained within a ‘Big 4’ environment.  Joseph has advised on both SME and multi-national tax deals, with a particular focus on UK and Australia tax matters. Joseph has been with Themis since 2021.

Martina Proschofsky
Underwriter - International

020 4574 5217

07897 559 766

Martina is an underwriter within the European W&I team. Her qualifications as an Austrian lawyer (non-practicing) and a solicitor of England and Wales ensures Martina brings a diverse legal background to her role. Before joining Themis, Martina acquired extensive experience as an M&A and Capital Markets lawyer in prominent European and US law firms. Her expertise includes advising corporate and private equity clients, as well as financial institutions, in structuring and successfully closing intricate transactions across industries.

Oliver Giles
Senior Underwriter - US R&W

020 4574 7144

07590 984 4659

Oliver has spent several years underwriting M&A insurance at Themis across a variety of jurisdictions and industries. Oliver now focuses on the North American RWI market and leads Themis’ secondary transaction solutions proposition.  Prior to joining Themis, Oliver worked for our parent company, Innovisk and was responsible for the stress testing and modelling of prospective investments.

Pranav Subhedar
Underwriter – Tax

020 3124 6111

07957 910 408

Pranav has been a qualified solicitor since 2021 and has experience advising banks, funds and corporates on a range of cross-border tax concerns. This has included advice in relation to deal structuring, group structuring, fund reorganisation and formation, and finance transactions.

Rosie Griffin
Underwriter – Tax

+44 20 4574 7113

+44 7930 970 714

Rosie joined Themis as an International Tax Underwriter. She is a qualified accountant (ACA) and has worked in UK and International Corporate Tax Advisory since 2014. Rosie qualified and worked at one of the ‘Big 4’ in their London M&A Tax team where she advised Private Equity and Corporate clients in mid-market to high value transactions, including share/asset acquisitions, IPO's, public to private transactions and restructurings. Rosie also spent two years on secondment in Barcelona, where she provided both International and Spanish tax advice on M&A transactions.

SENIOR UNDERWRITERS

Simon Slade
Senior Underwriter - Tax

simon.slade@themisunderwriting.com

020 3794 4520

07920 362 443

Simon has over 14 years of experience advising a range of UK and multi-national businesses on corporate tax matters. He has advised a broad range of clients, including private equity funds and institutional investors, in respect of UK and cross-border M&A, real estate, funds and finance transactions. Prior to joining Innovisk, Simon worked for national and international law firms including DLA Piper, Mayer Brown and Gateley.