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Insurance Capital Markets and Derivatives

We are a leading Insurance Capital Markets Group

There is a current focus on concerns around liquidity and systemic risk arising from connections between insurers and banks and also insurer’s preparations for Solvency II.  It is essential for lawyers to combine an understanding of regulatory policy objectives, with the ability to provide rapid and effective execution. We have taken a leading role in developing transaction structures with insurers and banks and negotiating appropriate regulatory treatment with regulators.

Our Insurance Capital Markets Group  advise on all aspects of insurance-related financings, regulatory capital trades, longevity risk transactions, transformer and reverse transformer structures, catastrophe bonds and CDO/securitisation structures.

This team of leading insurance and derivatives and structured finance specialists regularly advises on complex transactions in conjunction with tax, banking regulatory, IP and pensions lawyers across our global network. We are adept at providing solutions to complex issues through our understanding of the cultural differences between insurers and investment banks; the way they view and manage risk, the commercial issues they face and the regulatory environments in which they operate.

We advise on structuring and negotiating a range of tailored insurance products and solutions which are sensitive to credit, operational and reputational risks. Many of our clients’ transactions involve complex and multi-jurisdictional security and other collateral arrangements.

News and insights

Looking up at glass skyscrapers from the ground

Publications: 27 November 2023

Podcast: The current state of play for foreign financial services providers in Australia

Our regulatory team in Sydney summarise the latest developments in the saga that is Australia’s financial services licensing regime. 

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Beams of light from traffic moving through a busy city at night

Publications: 20 November 2023

Webinar - Ahead of the Curve: The insolvency framework for distressed insurers

In this webinar, Jennifer Marshall, Philip Jarvis and Lucy Aconley discussed the current insolvency framework for distressed insurers following recent amendments to the Financial Services and Markets…

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Traffic moving through a busy city at night

Publications: 06 November 2023

Webinar - Ahead of the Curve: Solvency UK and the new UK insurance distribution framework

The UK’s review of the EU’s Solvency II Directive is part of the first tranche of the smarter regulatory framework.

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A blue sky between skyscrapers

Publications: 19 October 2023

Slovak FDI regime: what does it mean for your M&A and banking deals?

The Slovak FDI regime applies from 1 March 2023. What are the first impressions? 

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