Clifford Chance LLP

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Well-regarded, broad practice offering international capabilities on a variety of transactional insurance matters including mergers and acquisitions, company formation, capital raising, investment management arrangements and corporate governance issues. Particularly adept at handling highly complex and sophisticated issues with global elements. Advises a diverse range of clients including private equity firms, insurers, and financial institutions as well as an array of companies.

Strengths One client highlights the team's "pragmatic attitude to finding a way to get business done."

"It is a particularly strong team in the insurance transactional and regulatory area," notes a market insider.

An interviewee praises the firm's "depth of experience and geographical reach."

Work highlights Advised Watford Holdings, a hedge fund insurance and reinsurance vehicle, on its listing of its common shares on Nasdaq.

Notable practitioners

Gary Boss
serves as cochair of the firm's US insurance practice and primarily advises on the formation of insurance and reinsurance companies as well as a variety of other transactional matters. "He is like a guardian angel," comments one pleased client, adding: "He makes sure things get done."