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Allen & Overy LLP

Insurance: Non-contentious

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

High-quality insurance outfit known for its advice on a broad array of non-contentious matters, including M&A, capital raising, reinsurance and longevity transactions. Clients include insurers, financial institutions and insurance regulators. Also skilled in handling sophisticated regulatory work, including Solvency II matters.

Strengths

A client says: "They are very knowledgeable and look after our interests - they are attuned to where the line is between those things that are material to a transaction and those that aren't."

Interviewees describe the firm as "a very strong player in the market, with an impressive transactional and regulatory practice."

One source says: "The team runs a very tight process and deals are done very efficiently."

Notable practitioners

Kate McInerney has a strong reputation for her expertise in relation to non-contentious insurance work, including annuity transactions, M&A and business transfers.
"Kate is unflappable - she has a confident presence at the negotiating table and good instincts for keeping things on track." "Kate is commercial and understands the key driving points on a deal." "She combines the technical and commercial aspects of a transaction well."

Global insurance head Philip Jarvis is widely respected for his expertise in complex insurance transactions, including M&A deals and reinsurance matters. He can also advise on associated regulatory issues.
"He has a deep knowledge of both the UK and European insurance markets, coupled with business savvy. He is also very good at keeping a cool head and unfailingly projects calmness and strength during stressful and difficult negotiations."

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UK-wide

Insurance: Non-contentious


Kate McInerney
Band 4
Philip Jarvis
Band 1