Based in New York, Washington, D.C. and London, Skadden’s Insurance Mergers and Acquisitions Group features practitioners with leading market experience in transactions involving insurance and reinsurance companies in all areas of M&A insurance and related financial services, including property and casualty, life and annuity, health, title, and specialty insurance and retirement benefits.

We represent global and domestic insurers and reinsurers (both public and private), captives, private equity firms, investment banks, hedge funds and other institutions in a wide range of insurance transactions. Skadden also regularly counsels clients in connection with reinsurance transactions, acquisitions and dispositions of insurance brokers, third-party administrators and MGAs, and the formation of joint ventures and captive reinsurers.

Skadden’s Insurance M&A Group leverages the substantial knowledge and experience of the firm’s global corporate, capital markets, tax, litigation and employee benefits practices, while covering the full spectrum of insurance-related transactions, including:

  • acquisitions and dispositions structured as reinsurance
  • private equity investments
  • corporate governance advice
  • private asset and stock purchases
  • corporate preparedness advice
  • proxy contests and related settlements
  • demutualizations/sponsored demutualizations
  • public and private mergers and amalgamations
  • financial advisor representations
  • regulatory filings and approvals
  • going-private transactions
  • redomestications
  • insurance company formation and structuring
  • renewal rights transactions
  • insurance and reinsurance block transfers
  • restructurings
  • joint ventures
  • self-tender offers
  • loss portfolio transfers
  • subsidiary and business carve-outs

Skadden’s insurance transactional experience is backed by a fully integrated and dedicated insurance regulatory team with the ability to manage and oversee transactional regulatory processes with complex cross-jurisdictional U.S. and international components. We closely interact with regulators and local counsel in relevant jurisdictions. Since our transactional partners are fully engaged in regulatory matters, we are able to anticipate potential regulatory issues during the structuring phase of a transaction and provide seamless service and unique solutions as part of the overall transaction process.

Although we often handle the largest, most complex and transformational M&A insurance transactions, we also regularly represent clients in the small-to-midsize market in mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, capital markets and reinsurance transactions.

In recognition of our work, Skadden has been ranked in the top tier for insurance law by Best Lawyers Best Law Firms and repeatedly named among the top firms for insurance by Chambers USA.