"Skadden fields a renowned M&A practice that also demonstrates regulatory strength, enabling it to oversee an impressive array of highly sophisticated transactions in the insurance industry." — Chambers USA 2023

Skadden is one of only a few global law firms that have an insurance practice focusing on transactional, finance and regulatory matters, with experience in the U.S., U.K. and throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. This experience allows us to provide sophisticated full-service insurance transactional advice regardless of the size of a transaction — whether it be a high-profile industry transaction or a smaller deal with strategic importance for our clients. We bring the same dedication and experience to every matter, regardless of size.

Our clients include insurers, reinsurers, brokers, service providers (TPAs and MGAs), insurtech companies, asset management firms and financial sponsors, hedge funds, family offices and other providers of private capital. We advise on all sectors of the insurance industry, including P&C, life and annuities, long-term care and health care.

In recognition of our work, Skadden has been ranked in the top tier for insurance law by Best Lawyers Best Law Firms and named repeatedly among the top firms for insurance by Chambers USA. According to Mergermarket, for 2023 we were ranked first for financial services/insurance M&A by deal value when representing principal advisors globally. According to S&P Global, for 2023 we were the No. 1 firm for M&A in the insurance sector by deal value globally. Additionally, Skadden has a considerable market share of buyer/seller representations for publicly announced Bermuda property and casualty (P&C) insurance M&A deals.

The core areas of our practice include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Reinsurance.
  • Capital-raising transactions (including debt, equity, contingent capital and excess reserve securitizations).
  • Hostile takeovers, proxy solicitations and related defenses involving entities subject to insurance regulation.
  • Restructurings and related corporate transactions.