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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 3

ASW Law Limited

ASW Law Limited’s corporate department has a specialist insurance and reinsurance practice that regularly advises on significant M&A deals involving large insurance and reinsurance companies with Bermuda structures. Corporate head Neil Horner, whose ‘communication, integrity, and analytical skills are of the highest quality’, provided Bermuda legal advice to the Liberty Mutual Group on its acquisition of the specialty lines insurer Ironshore from China’s Fosun International. Senior counsels Federico Candiolo, who ‘has vast experience that is highly regarded among clients’, Kim Willey and counsel Rebecca Vernon are recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

ASW Law Limited

Highly regarded for its insurance and reinsurance law practice, ASW Law Limitedprovides a good service and is committed to winning cases’. The practice also has extensive expertise in disputes involving banking and hedge funds, fraud, shipping and admiralty, telecoms, and trusts. In addition, the firm has a robust international arbitration practice. It acted for the petitioner (an investor in PPF Life Assets Fund (the Company)), and intermediaries representing other shareholders, in seeking to have the Company wound up on just and equitable grounds. Litigation head Jan Woloniecki is ‘a forceful advocate in any hearing’ and Kehinde George is ‘very strong in insolvency matters’. Other recommended names are Rod Attride-Stirling and Nathaniel Turner, along with senior consultants Mark Cran QC and Anne Foster.

Leading individuals

Jan Woloniecki - ASW Law Limited

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Insurance/reinsurance
Insurance/reinsurance - ranked: tier 2

ASW Law Limited

Responsive and providing a high level of business knowledge’, ASW Law Limited’s specialist insurance and reinsurance practice regularly advises on large insurance and reinsurance companies’ M&A deals. Corporate head Neil Horner, who is ‘a superb tactician that knows reinsurance law inside out’, advised Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty Holdings on its sale to Sompo Holdings, one of Japan’s largest insurers. Jan Woloniecki is litigation head and ‘has literally written the book on reinsurance law and related disputes’, and Rod Attride-Stirling has acted in insurance and reinsurance claims involving commercial insurers, captives, managers, and brokers.

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