Prakash ('PK') Paran advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions most notably in the insurance sector (both life and non-life).  PK's experience extends to mergers and acquisitions (including competitive auction processes on the buy and sell side), joint ventures, corporate reorganisations (including SE and cross border mergers) and equity capital markets.  PK also advises on insurance transactions such as portfolio transfers, insurance linked securities and bulk annuity transfers.

PK has a deep understanding of the insurance industry and is often asked to comment or speak on industry trends by the press, publications  and regularly hosts client workshops on various topics relevant to the industry.  PK is adapt at working with lawyers across the international network and across different practice groups to ensure clients are provided with a complete and seamless service.  PK has been noted in the leading legal directory, Legal 500, as a "very sound and very responsive lawyer" and was featured in the Financial News' 40 under 40 most influential rising stars in legal services, Europe 2014.  PK has also made a significant contribution to the growth of DLA Piper's global and UK insurance sector practice resulting in the UK office being awarded Insurance Law Firm of the Year in 2014.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, PK was a partner in the London office of a New York headquartered global law firm.