Ashurst`s practice covers a wide range of work, including mergers and acquisitions, captive insurance matters, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer agreements, as well as product development, sales and regulatory matters. Adam Levitt, Practice Manager, advises on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, portfolio transfers under the Financial Services and Markets Act, capital raising and risk transfer transactions. Nick Wong specialises in financing for the insurance industry, including acquisition financing, funds at Lloyd`s facilities, reinsurance letter of credit facilities and syndicate-level loans. James Perry and Jacob Gold, Senior Partner, are other key members of the team. Latham & Watkins assists clients in the area of commercial insurance, including matters relating to venture capital, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity, pension risk mitigation and longevity risk transactions. Victoria Sander, Practice Leader, is responsible for the range of transactional work in commercial insurance, including mergers and acquisitions, demutualization, reinsurance and distribution agreements. Kem Ihenacho, Vice President of Global Private Equity, Beatrice Lo, Corporate Specialist, and Simeon Rudin, Legal Advisor, are other key names. Carl Fernandes joined Linklaters LLP in January 2022. “Two aspects stand out. First of all, their availability and responsiveness. They are energetic and responsive at all times, reachable at any time by phone, e-mail or WhatsApp. Second, they have a deep understanding of insurance.
They are excellent and equally comfortable when it comes to purely technical and business matters, while helping with strategies that do justice to the client`s business relationships. “Richard Hopley also stands out for his extensive experience in insurance and reinsurance litigation and his ability to handle complex and difficult matters.” “This is an extremely talented group of lawyers dedicated to insurance. They are our point of contact for many of our most important lawsuits and matters, including COVID-related business interruption class actions. They have an extremely strong presence in Los Angeles as well as DC and New York. They work seamlessly from different offices with great collaboration and mutual respect. “Morgan Lewis` insurance practice is experienced, knowledgeable and delivers excellent results to its clients.” “Since joining Blank Rome and assuming the presidency of Insurance Recovery Group, Jim Murray – truly one of the top three or four policyholders in the country – has done an outstanding job recruiting highly experienced, accomplished and respected insurance lawyers from other leading law firms. They work very well together as a group and use this reservoir of experience and intelligence. Thank you also for bringing together the best lawyers in the country in the coverage area. The company is also an exceptional asset – a small staff, reasonable prices, careful billing. DAC Beachcroft LLP is trained in a variety of corporate, regulatory, commercial, insurtech and privacy matters for insurance companies. Mathew Rutter, Practice Director, handles regulatory matters for various insurers and brokers, while Mark Neville advises on insurance arrangements in various jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
Julian Miller is recommended for drafting insurance and reinsurance contracts. Charlotte Halford became a partner in 2022 and supports her clients in the areas of business, data protection and digital insurance. “High-quality assurance practice with strong leadership and deep strength.” “Jonathan Hall can take a difficult situation and simplify it by putting in place a step-by-step action plan that is effective despite the increasing legal and industrial complexity in the areas I deal with. I have worked with John and Jonathan for almost 20 years, during which they have impressed me time and time again with a very high level of service, professionalism and support. I appreciate their clear understanding of my busy business interests. In the insurance sector, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is known for his non-contentious advice; She regularly assists clients in reviewing policy formulation, negotiating contracts, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. The team also has good expertise in claims resolution processes and often assists clients with insurance distribution agreements. Key partners include Eduardo Avila de Castro, who specializes in financial services regulation, and Nei Schilling Zelmanovits, who works on the transaction side. Associate Pedro Henrique Ricco Verzemiassi also received praise. “Frank Monaco is the most responsive, thoughtful and knowledgeable reinsurance advisor I have dealt with in over 40 years in the reinsurance industry.
Competent and very customer-oriented negotiator. Santos Bevilaqua Advogados` renowned team offers a wide range of expertise to clients in the insurance, reinsurance, banking, retirement and healthcare sectors. The firm handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues. Key partners on the board side include João Marcelo dos Santos, who represents several leading international insurers, and Daniela de Matos Rodrigues. The firm also has an impressive number of litigators, including Keila Manangão, who is regularly involved in cross-border litigation and advises on claims settlement and coverage issues, and Marco Antonio Bevilaqua, who also works on the pensions side. Ana Paula Costa has also made a name for herself. “Cooley`s insurance and reinsurance team has extensive experience and knowledge of insurance and reinsurance processes and markets, as well as real in-depth strength. All the members of the team I have worked with on cases have been top-notch and it is a pleasure to work with them. Carter Perry Bailey LLP, a specialty insurance and reinsurance firm, handles transactional, regulatory and compliance matters for clients in the insurance industry. More specifically, the firm drafts and advises on the formulation of insurance contracts and reinsurance contracts. Stephen Carter leads the team, while Bernadette Bailey, Helen Tilley and consultant Anthony Rose are also recommended. In addition to advising clients on matters ranging from data breaches to reinsurance recoveries, the Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP team handles litigation in state and federal courts in the United States. These include high-profile coverage disputes as well as complex commercial litigation such as allegations of Medicare fraud against the insurance industry.
The contested practice is complemented by a sound corporate practice on behalf of insurers. The team is led by Mary Beth Forshaw, “brilliant” insurance expert, as well as Jonathan K. Youngwood, co-chairs of global litigation, and Lynn K. Neuner, trusted advisor to Travelers` key clients. While Susannah Geltman left the firm in December 2021, Bryce Friedman, who brings strength to fraud allegations and violations of the False Claims Act, and Joshua Polster, who defends himself against claims related to biometric data breaches, are also on the bench. Lawyer Summer Craig is a remarkable climber. All lawyers are based in New York. Dentons` health insurance platform offers a full range of transactional, regulatory and litigation services befitting a global law firm.
The company is known for its work with managed care organizations and has particular experience in defending health plans regarding CMS`s denial of Medicare Advantage claims. The Honolulu office is another unique feature of the firm`s practice, with partner Dianne Winter advising Brookins on insurance litigation in the unique Hawaiian market. Janice Ziegler, co-head of the Washington, DC-based practice, is known for her expertise in Medicare Secondary Pay laws and advises both payers and providers on regulatory and contentious issues in this area. Co-director Bruce Merlin Fried, also based in DC, brings previous experience as director of managed care at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. New York staff member Claire Bornstein, who advises on ACA issues, with a focus on child health care, is also recommended. With a primary focus that includes various forms of professional liability as well as general liability, Wiley Rein LLP`s Washington, DC-based practice represents insurers in cases of high coverage through litigation and appeals in locations across the country. The team also benefits from its lawyers` ties to industry organizations such as the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). Daniel J. Standish, a practitioner with over 30 years of experience, leads the team alongside Kimberly M. Melvin, who has particular expertise at the intersection of insurance and U.S. bankruptcy law.
Matthew W. Beato and Edward R. Brown continue to strengthen their reputations in the marketplace. “Reed Smith has a good understanding of the insurance industry and a thorough and practical approach to complex issues in this field.