Peter Cashin

Peter Cashin

Partner Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Peter Cashin is International Head of Corporate Insurance at Kennedys, acting for life and non-life insurers and reinsurers in corporate matters including transactions, and insurance and competition regulatory matters. He is qualified in Hong Kong (1994) and Australia (1990). He has over 25 years’ experience in the Asia-Pacific insurance market, having been both a Partner in legal practice and regional general counsel for a number of leading multinational life and general insurance organisations.

Peter’s experience spans acquisitions, divestments, reorganisations, strategic alliances including bancassurance, regulatory including competition, licensing and compliance matters, product and distribution issues and litigation management.

Peter has also written and spoken widely on insurance and related matters, including being General Editor of the Investor’s Handbook for Hong Kong (Person Professional, 1996). He has been an industry advisor and a member of the General Insurance Council in Hong Kong, has led the Legal Affairs working group of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI), and was the founding President of the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association. He was also a representative of the HKFI on the Committee on Hong Kong Arbitration Law.

Peter is a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Insurers Club and the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Peter is co-author, together with Richard Bates, of Insurance and Reinsurance in Hong Kong, Thomson Reuters Practical Law.

Peter Cashin is recommended for his ‘outstanding’ knowledge of non-contentious insurance matters.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Market recognition

  • Consistently ranked as Key Individual in Hong Kong Insurance practice and Regulatory practice by
    Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • "Peter Cashin is recommended for his ‘outstanding’ knowledge of non-contentious insurance matters."
    The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015
  • Leading individual for 'Insurance Non-Contentious (International Firms) (China)'
    “Peter Cashin as a ‘very analytical and very experienced’ practitioner who has ‘tons of really good practical experience of the insurance regulatory system’.” Chambers Asia Pacific 2016
  • Leading individual for 'Insurance Non-Contentious (International Firms) (China)'
    “Client quotes that ‘Peter Cashin is trusted for his ‘very solid technical knowledge and good business sense.’ Sources also highlight his sensitivity to marketplace issues and endorse the ‘excellent service’ he provides. He frequently advises on transactional and regulatory matters.”
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Work highlights

  • Offering corporate legal advices for the insurance industry including strategic investments, acquisitions, divestments and reorganisations including portfolio transfers, strategic relationships, bancassurance arrangements, alternative distribution relationships, and establishment of new ventures and operations.
  • Advising on life and general insurance product development, insurance and securities regulatory licensing, competition, regulatory compliance plans and issues, and outsourcing.
  • Providing management regulatory and compliance training.
Market recognition
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    Top Ranked Leading Individual

    Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

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    Leading Individual

    Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

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    Leading Individual

    Chambers Asia Pacific 2018