Marta Batalla and Luc Joordens Appointed Co-Heads of Continental Europe for Ryan Transactional Risk

– Ryan Transactional Risk (RTR) is pleased to announce that Marta Batalla and Luc Joordens have been appointed as Co-Heads of Continental Europe for the transactional risk managing general underwriter, which is a part of Ryan Specialty (NYSE: RYAN); a leading international specialty insurance firm. Marta is based in Madrid, Spain, and Luc in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to the offices in Spain, RTR has offices in London, Copenhagen, New York and Singapore.

In their new formalized roles, Marta and Luc are responsible for the underwriting, business development and expansion in all Continental European territories. Marta and Luc joined Ryan Transactional Risk in 2019, setting up and successfully establishing its Continental European underwriting platform. With a combined 20 years of underwriting and team management experience in M&A insurance, they are well positioned to further develop and innovate the Ryan Transactional Risk product offering throughout the region and grow the distribution platform and broker relationships.

Marta started her career in the M&A insurance market in 2014 and as one of the first underwriters dedicated to the Iberian market. With her 10+ years of professional experience as a corporate and M&A lawyer in some of the most reputable law firms, Marta has significantly contributed to the development and use of Warranty & Indemnity Insurance in Spain and Portugal.

Luc has been in the insurance market for 10+ years, building teams and underwriting various financial lines and M&A insurance products across a wide range of European territories. Prior to RTR, Luc successfully built up a Continental European portfolio as Underwriting Manager M&A and Financial Lines at another managing general agency.

Commenting on their appointment, James Montgomery, Managing Director of Ryan Transactional Risk, said, “Marta and Luc have been successfully leading our European build out for over four years. During this time, RTR has grown, and the European transactional risk market has expanded. They individually and together know the European transactional risk landscape well and are the right team to move us forward.”

Marta Batalla added, “Luc and I are very much looking forward to the opportunity of our new position. There is so much activity in the European continent, and we look forward to continuing to develop the right solutions for our clients and expanding our network deeper into Europe.”

Marta and Luc can be reached at:

Marta Batalla: +34 609 706 969 or
Luc Joordens: +34 662 448 187 or


About Ryan Transactional Risk

Ryan Transactional Risk (RTR) specializes in transactional risk insurance and loss mitigation evaluation services that address the risk of loss arising from mergers and acquisitions, uncertain tax positions, litigation, and more. For more information on RTR, please visit

Ryan Transactional Risk is a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, a Delaware series limited liability company and the underwriting management specialty of Ryan Specialty, specializing in underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through brokers and agents. For more information, please visit

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