Mayer Brown LLP

Insurance Department

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What the team is known for Maintains its strong global presence in the insurance market, with an eminent practice in Hong Kong, in addition to significant expertise in the London and New York offices. The team is well known for its contentious insurance mandates, advising on a wide range of matters from property damage and personal injury to D&O and professional indemnity. Also handles high-profile international M&A transactions, licensing and regulatory issues. The firm's capabilities in Asia have been augmented by the 2018 opening of its Tokyo office.

Strengths Clients praise the "unique team culture" offered at Mayer Brown, with one saying: "The partners are very responsive – one message and they are on it, informing us what to do and following up on the cases. They are approachable and have quick turnaround time."

Another interviewee said: "The team has shown professionalism and skill in handling, negotiating and settling particularly complicated and huge claims."

Work highlights Acted for the Employees' Compensation insurers of Hongkong Electric Company in recovery action against the director of the Marine Department and the shipbuilder of 'Lamma IV' following the fatal collision involving the vessel.

Acted for Nestlé on the USD1.55 billion sale of Gerber Life Insurance to Western & Southern Financial Group.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Rooney and David Alberts co-lead the insurance industry group from the New York office, while William Glassey is a key contact in London. Tow Lu Lim is a key contact in Hong Kong.