Slaughter and May

Insurance: Non-contentious Department

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What the team is known for Sought out by major life and non-life insurers for representation in complex M&A work, capital markets transactions and insurance business transfer schemes. Also highly adept at advising on pensions de-risking, as well as regulatory matters, including the implementation of the Solvency II Directive. Significant expertise in handling cross-border transactions, with notable strength in Asian markets.

Strengths"The firm is a class act, with some top-notch people," notes a client, adding: "It's a very well-oiled machine, able to execute deals effectively."

Another interviewee says: "The team is exceptional - incredibly thorough and able to manage projects very well."

Work highlights Advised Markerstudy Group in relation to restructuring of approximately £240 million in loan arrangements with its business and capacity partner Qatar Re.

Notable practitioners

Craig Cleaver
has a strong track record assisting major insurers and reinsurers with a broad range of matters including corporate restructuring, acquisitions and risk transfers.
"He's a very good negotiator with a very cool, calm and collected approach." "He is terrific and absolutely delightful to work with."

Jonathan Marks
is head of the firm's insurance group and is frequently sought out by leading insurance companies to handle a wide array of non-contentious matters. He advises on complex business restructurings as well as M&A and de-risking transactions.
"Jonathan is very effective on M&A deals."

Robert Chaplin
advises on a diverse range of non-contentious insurance matters, encompassing business transfer schemes, pension de-risking matters and M&A.
"He is enormously helpful, incredibly knowledgeable and very efficient in the work he does for clients."