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Corporate, Commercial and Compliance Insurance

Global capability coupled with local market understanding set Clyde & Co apart from others

Clyde & Co is the world's pre-eminent insurance law firm, providing the highest quality advisory services to insurers and their clients operating in both established and emerging markets.

We have the broadest insurance business line coverage, and the highest concentration of leading practitioners, of any insurance law firm. Our has a team of insurance and reinsurance specialists advising local and international insurance sector clients on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.

As long-standing specialists in global markets, we advise clients at every stage of their development; helping them to raise capital to start or grow their business, managing the issues around regulation, commercial operations and overseas development, helping with acquisitions or disposals and, should the need arise, helping businesses to close their books and manage the resulting legacy.

Our clients are underwriters and brokers in the life, property and casualty sectors (both retail and wholesale) and we have more corporate/commercial partners and associates dedicated to the insurance sector than any other firm operating from 50 offices around the world.

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  • Acting for a large US financial institution

    A large US financial institution in connection with its acquisition, through reinsurance, of USD 1.7 billion of policies and corresponding reserves and related assets from life insurer as part of court-ordered rehabilitation and separately its acquisition of a life insurance company.

    United States

    Acting for a major US/Bermuda global insurance group

    A major US/Bermuda global insurance group in the development of the new mortgage credit risk transfer program Enterprise-Paid Mortgage Insurance (EPMI) for Fannie Mae and Integrated Mortgage Insurance (IMAGIN) for Freddie Mac.

    United States

    Acting for a major US/Bermuda global insurance group in acquisitions

    A major US/Bermuda global insurance group in its USD 3.4 billion acquisition of a mortgage insurance business and entry into the US mortgage insurance business through the acquisition of a mortgage insurance company and operating assets for approximately USD 300 million.

    United States

    Acting for an insurance managing general agency and Lloyd's coverholder

    An insurance managing general agency and Lloyd's coverholder in the acquisition by a specialist property catastrophe underwriting manager of 100% of shares and related joint venture acquisitions and financing, as part of the formation of a joint venture insurance agency.

    United States

    Acting for CUNA Mutual

    Acting for CUNA Mutual on the sale of its Australian life and general insurance operations

    Australia

    Acting for Lloyd's

    Establishment of the Lloyd's syndicates of Acappella and Pionne.

    United Kingdom

    Acting for various foreign insurers and reinsurers in South Africa

    Various foreign insurers and reinsurers on all aspects of establishing a presence (as a licence insurer or as a branch of a foreign reinsurer) in South Africa, including drafting the first bespoke application form for approval to operate as a branch.

    South Africa

    Acting for Zurich Takaful Company Limited for DIFC establishment

    Acting for Zurich Takaful Company Limited, a new Islamic insurance venture by the Zurich Insurance Group, in relation to its establishment and licensing in the DIFC.

    United Arab Emirates

    Advice on Australian insurance regulatory issues

    Providing extensive advice on Australian insurance regulatory issues including assisting with the establishment of insurance operations and with reinsurance collateral arrangements

    Australia

    Advising a global insurance group on their reorganization into the US

    Advising a global insurance group on their Asia Pacific reorganization (into the US) involving various carved out asset sales from overseas branches to a US subsidiary. Jurisdictions included Thailand, Malaysia, Labuan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and India

    Hong Kong
  • Acting for various foreign insurers and reinsurers in South Africa

    Various foreign insurers and reinsurers on all aspects of establishing a presence (as a licence insurer or as a branch of a foreign reinsurer) in South Africa, including drafting the first bespoke application form for approval to operate as a branch.

    South Africa
  • Acting for an insurance managing general agency and Lloyd's coverholder

    An insurance managing general agency and Lloyd's coverholder in the acquisition by a specialist property catastrophe underwriting manager of 100% of shares and related joint venture acquisitions and financing, as part of the formation of a joint venture insurance agency.

    United States

    Acting for a large US financial institution

    A large US financial institution in connection with its acquisition, through reinsurance, of USD 1.7 billion of policies and corresponding reserves and related assets from life insurer as part of court-ordered rehabilitation and separately its acquisition of a life insurance company.

    United States

    Acting for a major US/Bermuda global insurance group in acquisitions

    A major US/Bermuda global insurance group in its USD 3.4 billion acquisition of a mortgage insurance business and entry into the US mortgage insurance business through the acquisition of a mortgage insurance company and operating assets for approximately USD 300 million.

    United States

    Acting for a major US/Bermuda global insurance group

    A major US/Bermuda global insurance group in the development of the new mortgage credit risk transfer program Enterprise-Paid Mortgage Insurance (EPMI) for Fannie Mae and Integrated Mortgage Insurance (IMAGIN) for Freddie Mac.

    United States
  • Advice on Australian insurance regulatory issues

    Providing extensive advice on Australian insurance regulatory issues including assisting with the establishment of insurance operations and with reinsurance collateral arrangements

    Australia

    Acting for CUNA Mutual

    Acting for CUNA Mutual on the sale of its Australian life and general insurance operations

    Australia

    Advising a global insurance group on their reorganization into the US

    Advising a global insurance group on their Asia Pacific reorganization (into the US) involving various carved out asset sales from overseas branches to a US subsidiary. Jurisdictions included Thailand, Malaysia, Labuan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and India

    Hong Kong

    Advising Arch Capital on Hong Kong regulatory matters and due diligence

    Advising Arch Capital on Hong Kong regulatory matters and due diligence in relation to their USD 3.4 billion acquisitions of United Guaranty Corporation and AIG United Guarantee Insurance (Asia) Limited from American International Group, Inc.

    Hong Kong
  • advising several GCC governments on planning and implementation

    Leading the legal teams advising several GCC governments on the planning and implementation of healthcare financing reforms, including drafting the implementing regulations for the Abu Dhabi compulsory health insurance scheme

    United Arab Emirates

    Advising a major US insurer in regards to its UAE subsidiary

    Advising a major US insurer with regard to the establishment and day to day operations of its UAE subsidiary.

    United Arab Emirates

    Acting for Zurich Takaful Company Limited for DIFC establishment

    Acting for Zurich Takaful Company Limited, a new Islamic insurance venture by the Zurich Insurance Group, in relation to its establishment and licensing in the DIFC.

    United Arab Emirates
  • portfolio transfers in France

    Several portfolio transfers in France of insurance and reinsurance risks, either live or in run-off. These include complex transactions such as cross-border transfers of participations in a pool of risks in run off involving the novation and commutation of retrocession arrangements.

    France

    Advising on German based projects

    German based projects including exit strategies for discontinued businesses, run-off and cross-border outsourcing service agreements, as well as mergers and cooperation agreements.

    Germany

    Sale of QBE's Italian and Spanish medical mal-practice insurance portfolio

    Sale of QBE's Italian and Spanish medical mal-practice insurance portfolio; and sale of QBE's disease book by way of reinsurance.

    Italy

    Acting for Lloyd's

    Establishment of the Lloyd's syndicates of Acappella and Pionne.

    United Kingdom

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Dr Andreas Börner

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Dean Carrigan

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Sydney
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Joyce Chan

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Hong Kong
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Ivor Edwards

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London
Heather Gray
Heather Gray

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Toronto
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Peter Hodgins

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Dubai
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Jesús Iglesias

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Madrid
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Wayne Jones

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Dubai
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Avryl Lattin

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Sydney
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Yannis Samothrakis

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Paris
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