Nilam is a dual US- and UK-qualified insurance and reinsurance expert. Specialising in directors and officers, financial lines, and professional negligence, with an emphasis on those professionals advising on financial transactions, she is one of very few lawyers outside of the US with expertise in this area.
With an international client base spanning Europe, the US, Asia and Bermuda, Nilam advises insurers and their clients on policy coverage and the strategy of responding to a multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigation. In addition, she provides counsel on corporate governance issues and financial transactions and related regulatory investigations.
Alongside her contentious practice, Nilam has an impressive portfolio of non-contentious work, including drafting policy wordings and assisting clients in detecting key risk issues. She is also a regular speaker at leading industry events.
"Keystone Law has ‘a high degree of legal expertise’ and is ‘able to work across borders in complex legal matters’. Recent arrival Nilam Sharma, who joined from Ince & Co, ‘works productively and collaboratively with the client, offering excellent support’"
Legal 500 2016
Recognised as a leading insurance and Reinsurance practitioner in Who's Who Legal 2016
Appointed as the Vice Chair for PODL (Professional Officers & Directors Liability Committee) of the Tort Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association (2015-2016)
Recognised as a leading insurance and Reinsurance practitioner in Who's Who Legal 2015
European Editor and UK Author of the Global Directors and Officers Book which was published in October 2014
“The ‘astute' Nilam Sharma … ” - Legal 500 2014
“Key individuals include the ‘excellent’ Nilam Sharma.” - Legal 500 2013
|2015||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2011-2015||Ince & Co | Partner, Head of Liability Insurance|
|2008-2011||Crowell & Moring | Partner|
|2000-2008||Hammonds/Robin Simon LLP | Partner, Head of International Litigation|
|1996-2000||Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, New York | Associate|
|1992-1996||Wragge & Co | Solicitor|
|1992||Qualified as a Solicitor|
|1990-1992||Cameron Markby Hewitt | Articled Clerk|