Team

Office locations include both Frankfurt and London, from where AMANIKI serves clients across Europe. AMANIKI has a broad appetite not only in terms of jurisdiction but also industry and risk type, reflecting the team’s composition, language abilities and experience.

Frankfurt

Niki M. Demirbilek
Niki M. DemirbilekManaging Director

Niki as Managing Director and qualified lawyer both in Germany and New York founded AMANIKI as an MGA and drives the everyday operations with her deep and profound legal and M&A Insurance knowledge combined with vast experience in the sector.

Before founding AMANIKI, Niki had her professional stations at McKenna&Cuneo Los Angeles, Haarmann&Hemmelrath and the top-tier law firm Norton Rose in Frankfurt, Germany in the Corporate Finance (M&A) team. Furthermore, Niki has experience in the Investment Banking sector, being at the Swiss heavyweight UBS in the Transactional Legal (M&A and Cap Markets) team. The entry into the Insurance market Niki began at AIG, setting up the M&A Insurance Division, followed by her stations at Zurich Insurance Group and Dual, where she was Global Head of M&A.

Additional to Niki’s massive transactional, M&A Insurance, and Capital Markets knowledge, she ensures seamless business communication in German, English, Turkish, French, and Italian languages.

Michael Sölderer
Michael SöldererM&A Underwriter

Michael is an experienced law professional from the Region of South Tyrol/Alto Adige, Italy, and brings several years of Insurance and M&A experience on board.

After finishing his studies in Law at the Universities of Trento (IT) and Göttingen (GER) he gathered in-depth experience in the Insurance sector at Allianzand thereafter he gathered the solid foundation of transactions at Baur & Partner Attorneys.

Furthermore, he also has numerous years of experience from the political and public sectors, which gives him a profound understanding of the economical processes in the micro- and macroeconomic framework of transactions.

Michael ensures service excellence while providing native German, Italian, and English language communication to our clients during the underwriting process.

Jutta Woodhall
Jutta WoodhallOffice Manager

Jutta is the essential driver of our team and helps and guides the whole underwriting process by ensuring timely NDA processing, submissions dynamics and daily office operations.

She has several years of international corporate experience working at Dual, Mercer and John Deere.

Jutta connects the dots while sticking to the AMANIKI quality standards by ensuring smooth operations in native English and German languages.

In case of any inquiry, questions or general reach out or scheduling please feel free to reach out to her.

When not making the impossible happening and making everything work out in the end, Jutta is going for long walks with her dog Herr Franz (employed in the quality of an Office Dog too). Furthermore, Jutta enjoys having nice conversations with the entire team and strives for harmony.

London

Rose Weedon
Rose WeedonM&A Underwriter

Rose is an experienced Insurance M&A professional with over 18 years experience in the Insurance market.

Whilst most of this has been on the broking side at Gallaghers, Willis, Lockton and Price Forbes, she has recently moved into underwriting from TMHCC.

Rose brings a wealth of multinational deal experience, both from Real Estate and Corporate transactions and has placed insurance solutions worldwide through Latam, US, Africa, Asia as well as most territories across Europe.

With a deep understanding of risk within M&A processes, she understands and can provide solutions for hazards that crop up throughout deals and provide positive solutions for clients and brokers alike.

Raquel Pereira Lara
Raquel Pereira LaraM&A Underwriter

Raquel is a corporate lawyer experienced in M&A deals both as a solicitor and in-house counsel. Prior to joining AMANIKI, she was an associate at a Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, a Brazilian Tier 1 full service law firm.

Besides working on typical M&A transactional matters, she acted as a reference professional in the Vale crisis management project. She recently completed an LLM covering Cross Border M&A (EU, US and UK), English Corporate Law and International Finance at University College London.

She brings great communication and organisation skills to ensure a great experience for our clients. Additionally, she assures business in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

And our very nice Chief Fun Officer…

Herr Franz
Herr FranzThe Office Dog

This is Herr Franz, our Greek rescue package who is Chief Fun Officer in our team. Having served at the sunny coast of Santorini, he is now located in Frankfurt, bringing the Santorini sun to our office every day.

Herr Franz ensures deal fluency by providing good mood, barking communication in fluent Greek and German barking languages.