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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10173-1922
United States
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Work Department

Insurance/ Corporate & Transactional


Partner Michael R. Halsband has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, including in investment banking and capital markets. He is the global leader of the Firm’s Insurance Transactions and Regulation Group.

His wide-ranging experience includes insurance broker and carrier M&A, new company formation, capital raises and new product development (principally for InsurTech startups); complex structured (re)insurance transactions; insurance-linked securities (ILS); distressed portfolio run-off administration and general corporate insurance regulatory matters.

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Michael’s broad industry knowledge comes from his experience as an executive and investment banker spearheading key business initiatives at Sirius Group, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Alea Group.

Over the course of his career, Michael has built an innovative transactional practice and is valued by clients as much for his guidance on legal issues as his pragmatic and effective business acumen.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Insurance > Insurance: non-contentious

Cross-border insurance M&A is the focus for the team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, which advises insurers, private equity investors and holding companies on the sales, purchases and mergers of insurance companies, in addition to providing regulatory support. The firm is also well-versed in handling insurtech matters, assisting both new and established clients with corporate, tax and regulatory issues. Practice head Michael Halsband is a highly experienced insurance and reinsurance industry specialist, with particular expertise in transactional mandates. Michael Byrne is the team’s insurtech specialist, also handling transactional and regulatory matters. All lawyers mentioned are New York-based.