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Insurance

We are an advisor to a number of the world’s largest insurers and reinsurers on their strategic projects

Expertise covers restructuring of regulatory capital, strategic reinsurance, longevity transactions, M&A and regulatory matters.

Fully integrated with the firm's global Financial Institutions Group, the team advise financial institution clients on complex transactions and regulatory issues. The team also advise our financial institution clients in respect of their own trade credit and political risk insurance policies.

The group advise a number of investment banks in respect of trading longevity risks with banks, insurers and investment schemes, as well as advising insurers and investment banks on regulatory capital and liquidity transactions. We advise in the companies market and at Lloyd's. In addition to advising financial institutions, local and multinational companies and government bodies, a number of our team have spent time in industry, with insurance regulators or as underwriters. The team has the specialist product knowledge you would expect of a market leading insurance team, coupled with a well-rounded view of the sector to provide our clients with commercially relevant advice in the most efficient manner.

News & insights

News: 09 JANUARY 2020

Global trends in private M&A 2020

We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 1,250 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally over the last eight years, looking at deal dynamics, execution risks and deal terms. This has given us exceptional insight into global and regional trends in market practice.

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Boat on a river

Publications: 08 JANUARY 2020

Hong Kong insurance market: growth and change

The Hong Kong insurance industry is going through an exciting period of growth and regulatory transition. The current regulatory framework has changed somewhat since the Insurance Authority (IA) took over responsibility for regulation and enforcement of insurers in June 2017.

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News: 18 DECEMBER 2019

A&O advising MS&AD on GBP3.2 billion acquisition of ReAssure by Phoenix

Allen & Overy is advising MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc. (MS&AD) in relation to the acquisition by Phoenix Group Holdings PLC (Phoenix) of 100% of the share capital of ReAssure Group PLC (ReAssure), a leading life insurance closed book consolidator in the United Kingdom. 

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Myanmar

Publications: 25 JULY 2019

Myanmar’s economic liberalisation: Three years on

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (the NLD) celebrates its third anniversary of government this year. Fourteen months from now, campaigning will commence for Myanmar’s 2020 general election, which will be its third since the country’s reintroduction of free elections in 2010. This offers an opportune moment to consider the performance of the NLD government in the past three years since their assumption of control.

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Recognition