African Insurance M&A: Global Insurers’ Next Frontier

17 November 2015
Organizer: Debevoise & Plimpton
Location: Debevoise & Plimpton, London, United Kingdom

African Insurance M&A Roundtable Discussion

For this roundtable seminar a group of leading transactional lawyers in African insurance M&A, including Rosa Nduati-Mutero from Anjarwalla & Khanna in Kenya, Gbolahan Elias from G Elias & Co in Nigeria, and Francisco Khoza from Bowman Gilfillan in South Africa, will join us in examining the current state of insurance mergers and acquisitions in Africa.

Topics will include:

  • outline of current opportunities for global insurers in Africa
  • legal framework for undertaking insurance M&A in Africa
  • local ownership requirements and other structuring considerations
  • regulatory restrictions and limitation on insurance businesses, bancassurance, cross-border services restrictions and transfer pricing limitations
  • corruption, compliance and risk management
  • local reserving/capital requirements, off-shore reinsurance opportunities, and associated mandatory cessions rules
  • general issues with executing M&A deals in Africa: investment protections, relevant investment treaties, recent case studies and deal insights
  • exit strategies and ability to return capital