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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 & insights

A&O advises on landmark Brebemi project bonds

News: 07 JANUARY 2020

A&O advises on landmark Brebemi project bonds

Allen & Overy has advised JP Morgan and Banca IMI and the other bookrunners on a EUR1.679bn issue of four series of landmark project bonds.

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News: 06 JANUARY 2020

A&O Partner David Christensen Joins U.S. Projects Team

Christensen moves to the U.S. after 7 years in A&O’s Australian offices

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News: 17 DECEMBER 2019

A&O advises on landmark European SOFR loan

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of 25 lenders, including co-ordinators Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Designated Activity Company ("Bank of America"), on a USD10 billion revolving credit facility for Royal Dutch Shell PLC ("Shell").

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Beijing

News: 04 DECEMBER 2019

The People’s Republic of China issues its largest-ever US dollar sovereign bond

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers in connection with the offering of USD6 billion sovereign bonds by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China.

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