Top-ranked by deal volume for insurance and insurance broker deals in 2013
Nicholas F. Potter
John M. Vasily
Insurance M&A is at the core of the Debevoise Global Insurance practice. The firm is recognized as a market leader in all forms of insurance M&A and is consistently called on for the industry’s most challenging, innovative and high-profile transactions.
With a diverse client base, the Insurance M&A group understands the perspectives of the full range of market participants, from traditional insurers and reinsurers to financial sponsor acquirors. The firm regularly acts for leading global insurance groups on cross-border transactions and can execute local country and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions anywhere in the world.
Recent transactions include: the largest U.S. public insurance company acquisition of 2014; multi-billion dollar asset manager acquisitions for insurers in the U.S. and Europe; some of the largest and most complicated bulk reinsurance transactions in the life insurance industry; insurer and pension company acquisitions across Latin America; the largest bancassurance deal in Asia to date; and major transactions in Russia, mainland China and Japan. Chambers Global recognized Debevoise as a leading firm for Insurance: Global Wide and “a top transactional practice,” and Chambers USA named Debevoise the Insurance Industry Winner of its 2014 Award for Excellence.
The lawyers in the Insurance Mergers & Acquisitions practice include leading U.S., English and Hong Kong-qualified M&A practitioners in New York, Washington, London and Hong Kong as well as U.S. and locally qualified M&A lawyers elsewhere in Europe and Asia. Drawing on the resources of a Global Insurance practice with more than 80 corporate, regulatory, restructuring, tax, litigation and executive compensation partners and counsel dedicated to the industry, the M&A team brings to its work an unsurpassed depth of knowledge of industry issues, deal technology and regulatory sensitivities.