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Bedell Cristin’s ‘excellent’ team is led by ‘consummate professionalMark Helyar, who advised FWU Group on a complex securitisation of books of European life insurance policies. Kate Ovendengives terrific advice’ in relation to corporate transactions in this sector. Consultant David Moore moved to Collas Crill in July 2015.

Highlights for the ‘excellentCarey Olsen included advising Aviva with its acquisition of Friends Life, and acting for Teachers Provident Society in a business transfer scheme for the transfer of the entire business to Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society. Christopher Anderson, Konrad Friedlaender and ‘pragmatic and commercial’ senior associate James Stockwell are recommended.

Mourant Ozannes provides ‘exemplary service and pragmatic advice’. The ‘approachable, commercial and understandingJohn Lewis obtained an order from the Royal Court of Guernsey for the transfer of the long-term insurance business of client Scottish Widows to Clerical Medical Investment Group, and assisted with the amalgamation of Generali International into Generali Worldwide Insurance Company. Gordon Dawes acts as principal counsel to the Medical Protection Society, the Medical Defence Union and the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland. The ‘responsive and professionalHelen Wyatt became a partner in February 2016.

AFR Advocates is noted for its ‘sound and well-thought-out advice’ on contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. These include regulatory issues, litigation, employment matters and the establishment of businesses. Simon Geall and Peter Stahelin are recommended.

At Appleby, insurance clients are served by Kate Storey, who became a partner in April 2016. Highlights included advising Carlyle Group on its acquisition of Innovation Group, which included a Guernsey insurer, and assisting PCI Holdings with the establishment of PCI Holdings. Zurich, Allianz and AIG Europe are also clients.

Key insurance partners at Ogier include William Simpson, Bryon Rees and Mathew Newman. Newman acted for Friends Life in a Guernsey scheme of arrangement connected with the takeover of the company by Aviva.

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