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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

919 THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA
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Work +1 212 909 6000
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Fax +1 212 909 6836
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www.debevoise.com

John Vasily

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Work +1 212 909 6647
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Institutions, Latin America Practice

Position

Partner

Career

www.debevoise.com/jmvasily/


United States: Industry focus

Insurance: non-contentious

Within: Leading lawyers

John Vasily - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Within: Insurance: non-contentious

Commended for its ‘solution-orientated approach’, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has ‘a noteworthy ability to get the right outcome for its clients in a commercial fashion’ and the team advises on high-stakes insurance M&A, as well as regulatory matters, pension risk transfers and private equity investments. Nicholas Potter, who heads the team with John Vasily, advised CF Corporation and The Blackstone Group on the $1.8bn all-cash acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life. Marilyn Lion advised Wilton Re on its acquisition of Aegon Transamerica’s two largest US run-off businesses. Vasily, Potter and others also advised AXA on its proposed IPO of interests in its US life insurance business, including AXA Financial and AXA Equitable. E. Drew Dutton, who is based across the New York and Hong Kong offices, worked alongside a cross-office team in advising AIG on the sale of its Japanese life insurance business to FWD. Alexander Cochran, Thomas Kelly and David Grosgold are also noted. All named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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