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Martin Lister

Martin Lister

Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP
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    Martin joined the London office of the firm in November 2005 as a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate and Regulatory practice group; he then established the Hong Kong office in August 2006. Martin brings to the Firm market-leading capability in Hong Kong and Chinese insurance law and regulation. As an English solicitor, he also advises on English law matters and adds further strength to the Firm's international insurance practice.

    The principal areas of Martin’s practice include mergers and acquisitions, regulation and compliance, and policy and contract drafting. He has advised for over 28 years in Hong Kong on the sale and purchase of insurance companies and intermediaries, insurance joint ventures and the transfer of general and long-term insurance business portfolios. He also advises on the establishment and regulation of insurance companies, insurance businesses (life and general) and insurance intermediaries and has worked closely with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance on behalf of many insurance companies and intermediaries; he has assisted with investment-linked product authorisation with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission; and has experience of start-ups and investments by insurance companies in China. Martin has also advised on and assisted with the sale and purchase of a variety of companies and businesses, as well as sale of goods, IT and other commercial contracts, trust structures and arrangements, tax and employment issues and the establishment of numerous retirement schemes and provident funds in Hong Kong.

    Martin is noted in the current edition of the established legal directory Chambers & Partners Client's Guide to Asia's Leading Lawyers, where he appears in the highest ranking (Band 1) for Insurance: Non-contentious lawyers in Hong Kong. The directory describes Martin as "a full-time specialist in non-contentious work" and "extremely good at corporate insurance work". Martin has also been described as "an esteemed and towering presence with a well-defined focus in this area". Martin is listed in the current edition of the Legal Media Group Guides to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. Additionally, he is listed in The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers 2013. The listings for all of these directories are based on independent research processes.

    • Martin advised in Hong Kong on the combination of the Hong Kong life insurance portfolios of two international insurers and the subsequent transfer of that combined portfolio to a third international insurer. This transfer in 1988 was the first long term business transfer under the Hong Kong Insurance Companies Ordinance and Martin worked closely with officers at the insurance regulator to develop the documentation used regularly in subsequent Hong Kong long term business portfolio transfers. Martin has gone on to assist with a number of general and life insurance business transfers in Hong Kong.

    • Martin was closely involved in the establishment in Hong Kong of the Securities and Futures Commission in 1989, the fledgling SFC being his sole client for the half year before he moved to the SFC as consultant counsel on a 6-month appointment.

    • Martin advised the Hong Kong Government on the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance and the establishment of the MPF Schemes Authority and related structures under that legislation.

    • Martin advised the Hong Kong Government on various public consultations regarding the Hong Kong insurance industry.

    Featured Experience

    • Advisor to Transamerica Life Insurance in Hong Kong Transaction

      In 2013, Edwards Wildman lawyers in Hong Kong with experience in finance, litigation, and insurance have advised client Transamerica Life Insurance Co. in the reorganization of management, authorization of subsidiary in relevant classes of long term business, transfer of Hong Kong long term insurance portfolio to subsidiary, and withdrawal of authorization. MORE

    • International E-Delivery for Client’s Insurance Policies

      In 2013, a team of our international lawyers working with regulators throughout Europe and Asia provided our insurance company client with a global review of the cutting edge law with respect to the electronic delivery of insurance policies. MORE

    • Advisor to Transamerica Life Insurance in Hong Kong Transaction

      In 2013, Edwards Wildman lawyers in Hong Kong with experience in finance, litigation, and insurance have advised client Transamerica Life Insurance Co. in the reorganization of management, authorization of subsidiary in relevant classes of long term business, transfer of Hong Kong long term insurance portfolio to subsidiary, and withdrawal of authorization. MORE

    • Advisor to Transamerica Life Insurance in Hong Kong Transaction

      In 2013, Edwards Wildman lawyers in Hong Kong with experience in finance, litigation, and insurance have advised client Transamerica Life Insurance Co. in the reorganization of management, authorization of subsidiary in relevant classes of long term business, transfer of Hong Kong long term insurance portfolio to subsidiary, and withdrawal of authorization. MORE

    • Advisor to Transamerica Life Insurance in Hong Kong Transaction

      In 2013, Edwards Wildman lawyers in Hong Kong with experience in finance, litigation, and insurance have advised client Transamerica Life Insurance Co. in the reorganization of management, authorization of subsidiary in relevant classes of long term business, transfer of Hong Kong long term insurance portfolio to subsidiary, and withdrawal of authorization. MORE

    • International E-Delivery for Client’s Insurance Policies

      In 2013, a team of our international lawyers working with regulators throughout Europe and Asia provided our insurance company client with a global review of the cutting edge law with respect to the electronic delivery of insurance policies. MORE

    • Advisor to Transamerica Life Insurance in Hong Kong Transaction

      In 2013, Edwards Wildman lawyers in Hong Kong with experience in finance, litigation, and insurance have advised client Transamerica Life Insurance Co. in the reorganization of management, authorization of subsidiary in relevant classes of long term business, transfer of Hong Kong long term insurance portfolio to subsidiary, and withdrawal of authorization. MORE

    Before Edwards Wildman

    Martin worked for a leading Hong Kong law firm for 17 years, initially in their Corporate Department but finally heading up the insurance division of the firm's Financial Services Department. For a few years, he also headed the Corporate and Intellectual Property Departments at a smaller Hong Kong firm.

    Besides Edwards Wildman

    Martin takes an active interest in acting and singing, having performed in recent years in amateur productions of Guys and Dolls (Big Jule), Jesus Christ Superstar (the High Priest), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharaoh) and Disco Inferno (the Devil). Martin is also qualified as a Civil Celebrant of Marriages.

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