Capital Markets

Our attorneys have advised in connection with insurance capital markets products and capital raising transactions based on insurance products, such as:

  • Securitizations of life and annuity policies;
  • Catastrophe bond and sidecar offerings covering risks relating to hurricanes and other natural disasters, including multi-peril structures;
  • Indexed notes linked to various forms of insurance product exposure, such as residual values, closed block or embedded values, property and mortgage insurance risk, and weather risk;
  • Indexed notes designed for segregated insurance account investors;
  • Derivatives and futures transactions relating to property loss indices;
  • Life insurance premium financing programs, including complex collateralized structured premium finance programs;
  • Life settlement securitization transactions;
  • Life and annuity securitizations; and
  • Regulatory capital (Triple X and Rule 144A surplus note) offerings for insurance companies.

M+A and Other Fundamental Transactions

Our attorneys also advise insurance companies and their affiliates, on other transactional matters, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions of insurance companies and other regulated entities;
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of active insurance business lines, including variable annuity, reinsurance and monoline operations;
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of insurance industry service businesses, including retirement and investment service operations;
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of closed blocks;
  • Implementation of runoff programs for designated business lines;
  • Establishing Bermuda, Cayman and Irish reinsurers, captives and special purpose vehicles;
  • Insurance company initial public offerings and follow-on offerings of securities; and
  • Rehabilitations and recapitalizations of insurance companies.

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