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Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

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London: Insurance

Insurance: corporate and regulatory
Insurance: corporate and regulatory - ranked: tier 2

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô practice at¬†Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP¬†has advised some of the major players in the insurance industry on corporate and regulatory matters, and the team continues to grow with the internal promotion of Jennifer Tait¬†to partner, as well as several hires at associate level, which has helped to strengthen its already ‚Äėdeep knowledge of the insurance and reinsurance sectors‚Äô. The firm‚Äôs diverse recent highlights include high-profile cross-border M&A deals such acting for Assurant in its purchase of The Warranty Group, one of the most significant personal lines insurance transactions of the year globally, in which Andrew Tromans¬†took the lead. In another key deal, practice head Joseph Ferraro, admired for his ‚Äėexcellent industry awareness and ability to find solutions to difficult issues‚Äô, was instructed by Aquiline Capital Partners in its 2017 sale of Simply Business, the UK‚Äôs biggest online SME business insurance provider.

Leading individuals

Joseph Ferraro - Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds
Private funds - ranked: tier 6

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

At¬†Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP¬†, Solomon Wifa¬†advises Blue Water Energy, including advising it on the formation of Blue Water Energy Fund II, which raised $1.1bn, and also in infrastructure advised Impax Asset Management on forming a renewable energy fund with a ‚ā¨600m target. Wifa's workload also includes a significant number of market-leading Africa-related funds; he advised Adenia Partners, which raised a target-beating ‚ā¨230m for investments in sectors including fintech, telecoms and healthcare, CardinalStone, which set a target of $100m for its debut fund, which will target investments in Nigeria.¬†Henrietta De Salis¬†is a key contact for regulatory issues. ACG Capital and BNP Paribas are clients for secondaries work.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 2

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP¬†advises corporates, financial institutions and individuals on cross-border bribery and corruption, financial crime, sanctions, money laundering and fraud issues. The firm is acting for Afren against two former directors charged with fraud by the SFO after a self-report, the alleged fraud is valued at over $500m. Another highlight includes acting for a FTSE 250 financial services firm in relation to an FCA investigation into LIBOR-related trades. The team is ‚Äėsuper responsive, patient and thorough with the process of learning the nuances of a particular investigation and marketplace‚Äô. Peter Burrell¬†heads the team, he has ‚Äėa very caring¬†and¬†understanding personality¬†and¬†is very knowledgeable‚Äô and¬†Rita Mitchell¬†is also recommended.¬†Simon Osborn-King¬†joined as partner from Slaughter and May¬†and Paul Feldberg¬†left to join Jenner & Block LLP.

Leading individuals

Peter Burrell - Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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