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What the team is known for Offers a comprehensive service to the insurance industry, tackling everything from complex M&A deals through to reinsurance transactions, longevity risk transfers and regulatory advice. Also provides strong experience in the area of Part VII transfers, and is highly experienced in advising on cross-border and international work. Frequently instructed by market-leading insurers and reinsurers, as well as brokers and financial institutions.
Strengths Clients praise the firm for its "commercial approach and broad capabilities," adding: "It is a one-stop shop for a broad range of advice, which is hugely helpful."
Interviewees say: "Their client care is second to none and their advice is frank and practical. They understand the difficult nature of trying to please business clients while also providing the correct legal advice."
Work highlights Advised Monument Re on its acquisition from Rothesay Life of a portfolio of annuity policies, written in Ireland, for £250 million. Advised on the Part VII transfer as well as a reinsurance agreement between Monument and Rothesay to allow for more immediate benefit to both parties while the transfer is processed.
Global head of insurance
Charles Rix is an accomplished insurance practitioner with great depth of experience. He regularly handles large M&A deals, portfolio transfers and corporate reorganisations in the insurance sector.
"Charles really understands the bigger picture on deals."
Jonathan Russell focuses on advising clients from the insurance industry on a range of complex corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and business transfers.
"He is pragmatic and provides high-quality work." "Jonathan is excellent - clients really rate him."
Steven McEwan is widely respected for his strong non-contentious insurance practice. He is frequently sought after to assist with an array of high-value transactions and associated regulatory issues, with particular knowledge of regulatory capital rules.
"He understands all the issues on a deal and can talk very fluently with people on the technical, business side and then translate that for others." "He's an excellent partner for complex corporate and structured insurance transactions." "He knows his stuff and is very technically minded."
Tim Goggin is frequently engaged by major insurance companies for his considerable transactional expertise, which includes cross-border mergers, substantial Part VII transfers and business reorganisations.
"We valued his flexibility and business-oriented approach, which was of utmost important on the deal." "He is excellent and much loved by his clients."