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Aon hires Willis exec for R&W practice

Posted On: Apr. 19, 2021 1:01 PM CST

Julia Papastavridis

Aon PLC has recruited mergers and acquisitions insurance veteran and former Willis Towers Watson PLC executive Julia Papastavridis as managing director in its representations and warranties insurance practice.

In a statement Monday, Aon, which is in the process of acquiring Willis, said it has also hired four M&A attorneys as it looks to grow its transactions business.

Based in New York, Ms. Papastavridis was previously a senior transaction risk insurance broker at Willis. Prior to that, she was a representations and warranties underwriter at American International Group Inc. and Everest Insurance Co.

Aon has also hired attorneys Matthew Edwards, Sandrine Emmanuel, Jerald Khoo and John Kramp as vice presidents.

Mr. Edwards, based in New York, was most recently an M&A associate in the private equity transactions practice at Ropes & Gray LLP.

Ms. Emmanuel, based in Toronto, was previously an attorney at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.

Mr. Khoo, based in New York, previously served as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Mr. Kramp, based in Chicago, most recently was a vice president at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.