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The sector group has provided advice on the ongoing consolidation in the insurance industry for many years, nationally and internationally. Our lawyers have advised numerous insurers and reinsurers on M&A. We also advise on intra-group restructurings, management and leveraged buy-outs, establishing or terminating joint ventures and pre/post merger processes.

The group's full-service approach enables our interdisciplinary team to provide efficient and comprehensive legal advice on all transaction-related or other business measures. This and our market knowledge and sector know-how are why insurance and reinsurance companies frequently retain Allen & Overy as legal advisors.

The team led by Dr Jan Schröder and Dr Christian Eichner, is regularly involved in innovative transactions including, most recently, run-off transactions in the life and non-life sector and credit portfolio and longevity transactions

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Publications: 20 February 2024

FCA and PRA enforcement themes and trends 2023: a shake-up

A shake-up is underway at the UK financial services regulators. For the first time, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed co-Directors of its Enforcement and Market Oversight Division,…

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News: 11 January 2024

Allen & Overy advises Gallagher on the acquisition of Köberich Financial Lines

Allen & Overy LLP has advised US company Arthur J. Gallagher & Co (Gallagher) in connection with the acquisition of Köberich Financial Lines GmbH & Co. KG (Köberich Financial Lines). The terms of the…

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Publications: 28 July 2022

Equity capital markets in 2022: Europe cools, the Middle East heats up. What next?

The equity capital markets have faced challenging conditions in H1 2022. European markets cooled, the Middle East boomed.

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Publications: 15 July 2022

Risks for directors in the spotlight: Climate litigation

In this article we shine the spotlight on an emerging risk for directors - that of direct claims against them relating to acts or omissions addressing climate change.  We briefly consider this fast…

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