Feargal Ryan

Feargal Ryan

European Counsel, Financial Institutions; Insurance
Feargal Ryan advises on a wide range of insurance-related transactions, as well as regulatory issues in the insurance sector.


Mr. Ryan’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Argus Group Holdings Limited on its all-stock merger with BF&M Limited
  • Corebridge Financial, Inc. on the £460 million sale of its U.K. life insurance business to Aviva plc
  • Intact Financial Corporation and its subsidiary Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Limited in connection with:
    • the US$648 million acquisition of the brokered commercial lines operations of Direct Line Insurance Group plc
    • the sale of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Limited’s U.K. direct personal lines (home and pet) operations, representing approximately £165 million of annual premiums, to Admiral Group plc
  • Pinnacle Pet Group Limited on its acquisition of Animal Friends Insurance Services Limited from Correlation Risk Partners, as well as in relation to Pinnacle Group’s joint venture with Correlation Risk Partners to acquire Waggel Limited, Vet-AI, Biscuit Pet Care, Kozoo and other pet insurance companies
  • Argo Group on its proposed sale of Lloyd’s Syndicate 1200 to Westfield Sompo International on its sale of Lloyd’s Syndicate 5151 to Riverstone
  • Willis Towers Watson plc on its:
    • US$4 billion sale of Willis Re to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    • proposed but terminated US$30 billion acquisition by Aon plc
  • JAB Holding Company S.à.R.L. on its acquisition of a majority stake in Cardif Pinnacle Insurance plc from BNP Paribas Cardif
  • Phoenix Group Holdings plc on its US$272 million sale of Ark Life Assurance Company Limited to Irish Life Group Limited
  • Hg on its investment in Hyperion Insurance Group Limited
  • Acrisure, LLC on its acquisition of Volante Global
  • American International Group, Inc. (AIG) on the launch of Lloyd’s Syndicate 2019
  • Root, Inc. as special counsel with the insurance regulatory matters and reinsurance strategy related to its US$724 million initial public offering of Class A common stock
  • U.K., Gibraltar- and Bermuda-based insurers on a series of regulatory capital issuances (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 2 Ancillary Own Funds)

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Ryan spent several years practising at a leading U.K. law firm in London.



  • LL.M., University of Warwick, 2011
  • LL.B., The National University of Ireland Galway, 2009
  • B.A., University College Galway, 2008


  • England & Wales

Feargal Ryan

European Counsel, Financial Institutions; Insurance