Barry is a Consultant in our Insurance and Reinsurance practice based in DIFC, Dubai.
Barry advises insurance industry clients (insurers, reinsurers, brokers, TPAs/MGAs) doing business in the UAE and GCC region on issues including incorporation, regulatory, employment, and claims management. He also represents international corporations in cross-border transactions, due diligence for pending acquisitions, and general conduct of business in the UAE, including drafting contracts and incorporation documents for business entities in the UAE. Projects include:
- First-in-kind strategic investment by international insurer into UAE based insurance company.
- Significant reduction in regulatory sanctions imposed against UAE based insurers and TPAs.
- Provision of advice to international companies as to sanctions relating to Iran.
Prior to joining BSA, Barry gained extensive experience in the US insurance industry as both a litigator and claims counsel on behalf of liability insurers in the competitive New York market. He has defended insurers and their insured’s before New York Courts and Arbitration panels, in both third party actions and coverage disputes. As a previous claims counsel for a high-volume New York liability insurer, he served as both coverage expert, and maintained best practices within their busy claims department.