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Clifford Chance

31 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131, USA
Work +1 212 878 8000
Fax +1 212 878 8375

Nicholas Williams

Work +1 212 878 8010
Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Insurance, M&A Corporate


Nick Williams' practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions in both the property and casualty and life and health insurance industries. Nick has extensive experience in all aspects of insurance regulatory matters, including licensings, investments, reinsurance, demutualizations, insolvencies, captive insurer formations and coverage issues. Nickrepresents clients in the governmental as well as the private sector. Nick also has considerable experience in insurance-related capital markets transactions. He has represented a number of different insurance companies and investment banks in various Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings of securities collateralized by funding agreements issued by US life insurance companies.


Columbia Law School (JD, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), 1988; Brown University (AB, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), 1984

United States: Industry focus

Insurance: non-contentious

Within: Insurance: non-contentious

Clifford Chance's multi-disciplinary insurance team stands of for 'responsiveness', 'thorough subject matter expertise', 'excellent drafting skills' and 'first-rate advice'. The practice has a particular focus on the development of new corporate and transactional structures tailored to the sector, as well as facilitating capital flow and alternative investment strategies for insurers and reinsurers operating in the life and P&C markets. The core areas are complemented by insurance-related employment, real estate and tax advice. Gary Boss, who 'is on top of every issue and ensures high-quality advice by all involved practice areas', and 'thorough' senior associate Analisa Dillingham advised Armour Group Holdings on the $500m sale of ILS Investment Management, while also continuing to act for Slice Insurance Technologies in the structuring of its partnership with XL Catlin on a unique cloud-based cyber insurance solution. 'Helpful and hard-working underwriting attorney' Joseph Cosentino and insurance finance advisor Nicholas Williams are also key partners in New York.

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