Douglas is a corporate lawyer who specialises in providing both transactional and regulatory advice on transactions relating to the insurance markets. He acts for insurers, insurance intermediaries, and buyers of insurance.

He has been involved in many outsourcing arrangements and has assisted in various start-ups and authorisations. He regularly advises on regulatory matters, particularly in the insurance sphere. He has a strong track record of persuading regulators to modify their position to a client’s benefit.

Most of his work is for businesses active in the London insurance market (or those which buy commercial insurance in the London insurance market). That market is international so many clients are either based, or owned by people, outside the UK so he has extensive dealings with non-UK clients, particularly people in South-East Asia (Singapore and Hong Kong), Europe (Germany, Switzerland and France), USA and Australia. In addition to his UK-based international experience, he has practised as a solicitor in Hong Kong for two years.