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London: Insurance

Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Within: Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Norton Rose Fulbright has ‘a well-established insurance and M&A practice which is capable of handling very complex transactions with a commercial approach’, and the team ‘provides detailed expertise as required, seamlessly cooperating with its cross-border offices to advise on different areas of the law in multiple jurisdictions’. The practice is known for its role in various big-ticket deals, and has significant expertise in financial lines, class actions, technology-related matters and the marine, energy and aviation sectors. Notable work included acting for AXA on the establishment of a new venture with Chaucer Syndicates aimed at underwriting specialty insurance risks in Africa, political risks, energy and infrastructure being key among these, and advising Towergate Insurance on the £41m sale of the Broker Network and Countrywide Insurance Management to Highbridge Principal Strategies. James Bateson heads the practice, which also include corporate finance expert Maria Ross, Lloyds market specialist Bob Haken and David Whear, who has significant expertise in regulatory insurance law. Other significant clients include Prudential, Cardif Pinnacle and XL Catlin.

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Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘an extremely positive level of service’ and ‘has a great knowledge of the insurance industry’. The team is noted for its strength in cross-border insolvency, and the restructuring group advises on the full spectrum of work including liquidation, alternative business structures, cross-border mergers and the establishment of UK businesses. Recent work included advising Towergate Insurance on its £41m sale of the Broker Network and Countrywide Insurance Management to a buyer entity, a transaction done as the next step following the client’s financial restructuring and recapitalisation, and assisting Enstar Group with the purchase of RSA’s legacy business. James Bateson heads the team, and has substantial expertise in regulatory and transactional matters. Other key figures include Bob Haken, who has a notable focus on discontinued insurance businesses, Maria Ross, who specialises in corporate finance matters, and Nicholas Berry. Prudential, XL Catlin and Charles Taylor are also active clients.

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