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Corporate Insurance Trends 2014

Although we are seeing the tail end of many of the claims which arose from the Global Financial Crisis, the sophisticated plaintiff’s bar and ever-developing class action landscape means that companies and their officers will...more

Regulators Target Insurance Company Acquisitions by Private Equity Funds

Private equity firms and hedge funds have stepped up efforts to acquire insurance companies in recent years. This has prompted regulators to increasingly air their own unease with the risks they perceive associated with such...more

Analysis of Recent Trends in Warranty Insurance in Private Equity M&A Transactions

Although Warranty Insurance in M&A transactions was a novelty product five to ten years ago, Warranty Insurance has now become an industry standard in Europe, largely thanks to its wide use by private equity firms who have...more

2013 Insurance Industry Year End Review and Forecast for 2014 (Global)

The tectonic plates of insurance regulation are shifting – with reverberations across the industry. The industry is also faced with significant commercial pressures, including a flood of third-party capital; persistent...more

Protecting Viable Private Equity Investment In The Insurance Sector

In This Issue: - M&A Activity in the Insurance Industry - Developments in the M&A Regulatory Environment - NAIC Private Equity Issues (E) Working Group - The Working Group’s Proposals Subject to Comment ...more

Is There a Maverick in the House? The FTC’s Resolution of the Fidelity National Financial – Lender Processing Services Deal ...

Under the antitrust merger guidelines, a maverick is a firm “that plays a disruptive role in the market to the benefit of customers.” In Washington political circles, a maverick often refers to a politician that does not hew...more

Legal Alert: Acquisitions of Insurers by Private Equity Firms Under Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny

In recent months, the New York Department of Financial Services (the DFS) has raised concerns over the perceived trend of private equity firms and other investment companies acquiring insurance companies, particularly those...more

Maryland Enacts Revisions to Insurance Acquisitions Disclosure and Control Act

With the 2013 Maryland General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 431, Maryland became the 16th state to enact new and revised standards and reporting requirements for insurers and their parents/affiliates that are part of an...more

Regulators Warn On Risks Of Leveraged Loans

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have issued joint supervisory guidance on leveraged lending. It remains to be...more

"Specialty Finance Mergers and Acquisitions: Developments and Considerations"

In a rapidly evolving financial services landscape, mergers and acquisitions activity in the specialty finance sector was robust in 2012 and early 2013, and the pipeline for transactions in this space continues to be strong....more

Client Alert - MiFID II

A full overview of the MiFID II proposal of the European Commission which is aimed at being implemented in the EU Member States end 2015 after adoption by the European Parliament....more

Private Equity - Autumn/Winter 2011

In This Issue: - p1 Transaction Insurance: A Strategic Tool for M&A - p4 Singled Out: The Rise of Single Asset Structures Selected Key Sponsor and Investor Issues - p5 Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance -...more

Australian Firms and the international challenge

One thing is for certain: the legal services sector is in the early stages of a seismic shift. Law firms that do nothing in the face of this changing landscape, do so at their peril. Let me describe the context of the...more

New York Department of Financial Services to Have Authority Beyond Legacy Regulators; New Legal Risks Emerge for Insurers

The merger of the New York Insurance and Banking Departments gives the combined Department heightened enforcement and regulatory powers over previously unregulated financial products and services. Sutherland suggests that...more

Crucci e delizie della leva finanziaria alla italiana

Oltre ad essere titolari di attivi finanziari cospicui, le famiglie italiane detengono un patrimonio in obbligazioni e azioni/equity significativamente più consistente, in percentuale di Pil, rispetto alle famiglie dei...more

Different possibilities of forms of business entity for operating as the non-life insurer in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (the...

The aim of this brief memorandum is to provide an overview of the different possibilities of forms of business entity for operating as the non-life insurer in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (the Baltics). Also, the brief...more

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