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With 'excellent capabilities' across the sector the team at Khaitan & Co LLP has been highlighted as 'a go-to firm in India for insurance matters'. The team acted for Merchant Banks as book running lead managers in the initial public offering of up to 120,000,000 equity shares of SBI Life Insurance Company.  led a team which advised Swiss Re Reinsurance Holding on its acquisition of a minority stake in Acko Technology & Services. Nikhil Narayanan (based in New Delhi) heads the team alongside the Mumbai-based  Haigreve Khaitan and Anuj Shah, who 'particularly stands out' and attracts praise for being 'very responsive, anticipating issues in advance, and providing practical and commercial solutions'.  Prudential Plc,  Swiss Re and  Elpro International are all clients.

The insurance team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co counts Lloyd's of London, American International Group and Prudential International Insurance Holdings as its clients. The group has experience handling a range of matters, from transactional, regulatory to contentious issues. Based in the firm's Delhi office, practice head Shailaja Lall is a key name to note for non-contentious matters, while principle associate Ashish Teni (also based in Delhi) is highlighted for regulatory advice.

The 'very good, prompt' insurance group at Tuli & Co boasts 'good subject knowledge' across its three teams for corporate insurance, coverage and dispute resolution. The group, led by Neeraj Tuli, is representing Indian Insurers on the coverage of errors and omissions policies. It also acted for XL Catlin on its minority investment in an Indian insurance broker. Tuli and Celia Jenkins jointly head up the department, which includes recently promoted partners Shubhangi Pathak, Mandakini Khanna and Naval Sharma.

Rajendra Barot and Ashwath Rau head up the insurance practice at AZB & Partners which boasts a client roster including AGEAS, HDFC Standard Life Insurance and BNP Paribas Cardif. Madhurima Mukherjee led a team which advised New India Assurance on its initial public offering of 120,000,000 equity shares, through a combination of a fresh issue and an offer for sale by the government. The group also assisted Old Mutual plc with the sale of its 26% stake in Kotak Old Mutual Life Insurance to Kotak Mahindra Bank.

The insurance practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas¬†is jointly led by managing partner Cyril Shroff¬†and Indranath Bishnu. The group acted for Legal & General Group plc, WarburgPincus, LLC, Bank of Baroda and Andhra Bank ‚Äď on a Chinese Wall basis ‚Äď in relation to the sale of a 26% equity stake in India First Life Insurance, by Legal & General Middle East Limited to a Warburg Pincus entity.¬†It also acted for¬†General Insurance Corporation of India on its IPO¬†of 124,700,000 equity shares.

L&L Partners Law Offices insurance and reinsurance team is instructed to handle a range of regulatory and transactional matters for clients such as Avantha ERGO Life Insurance and Religare Health Insurance. The group was instructed by Reliance General Insurance on its initial public offering in India. In another work highlight, Alina Arora led a team which advised a UK-based insurer on its proposed life insurance products aimed at Indian citizens travelling abroad. Managing associate Samarth Gupta is a key name to note.

Majmudar & Partners' insurance team is¬†highlighted for its sector experience and ability to 'offer added value'.¬†Practice head Akil Hirani¬†and associate partner¬†Amrit Mehta ‚Ästwho are highlighted as 'both particularly strong in their knowledge and good manners when dealing with a client' ‚Ästadvised¬†Mapfre Asistencia on regulatory issues relating to its Indian subsidiary¬†India Roadside Assistance. The department was also instructed by Cigna Corporation on the proposed increase in its stake of a joint venture, CignaTTK Health Insurance, as well as the replacement of¬† TTK¬†Group by the Manipal Education and Medical Group as the¬†Indian joint venture partner.

Highlighted for its significant expertise in marine insurance, BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors' represents UK P&I, QBE Insurance and  AXA General Insurance. The group was instructed by several P&I clubs in relation to vessels ordered to be arrested by the Bombay High Court. Binita Hathi is a key name to note and heads up the department alongside Shrikant Hathi and  Poonam Das.

The insurance team at Clasis Law is instructed by global insurers, reinsurers and companies establishing new products the sector. The department, jointly led by Vineet Aneja and recently-promoted partner Gaurav Wahie, frequently handles a range of transactional, regulatory and advisory matters.

The insurance practice at Dua Associates has experience handling regulatory and transactional instructions. It also benefits from being able to leverage its strength in dispute resolution, if necessary.

Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co Advocates, Solicitors and Notary is a key firm to note for contentious insurance sectors matters. The group, led by Sanaya Dadachanji, counts E-Meditek Insurance and ICICI Lombard General Insurance among its clients.

Phoenix Legal's insurance and reinsurance sector practice is primarily acknowledged for its strength in handling insurance disputes. Saket Shukla,  Trinath Tadakamalla and Mrinal Ojha jointly lead the team which counts Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Bharti Axa General Insurance and New India Assurance among its clients.

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