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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

Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: are you protected under your Business Interruption Policy?

Members of Allen & Overy’s Insurance and Litigation teams held a call to discuss the extent to which business interruption policies protect against losses arising from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. 

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News: 10 FEBRUARY 2020

Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes agree GBP10 billion longevity swap

Allen & Overy has advised Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited (the Trustee) on longevity insurance and reinsurance arrangements to protect certain Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes from the cost of unexpected increases in the life expectancy of its members.

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Publications: 03 FEBRUARY 2020

New regulation relaxes foreign ownership requirements for Indonesian insurers

From January 2020, there has been a relaxation to the existing restrictions on foreign equity ownership of an Indonesian insurer, which will “grandfather” existing foreign ownership interests in excess of the 80% threshold and permit capital increases and spin-offs of Sharia units by insurers without strict adherence to the 80:20 rule.  

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News: 09 JANUARY 2020

Global trends in private M&A

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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