Our Insurtech practice represents insurance industry clients in the implementation of strategic initiatives, complex M&A and other corporate transactions, including those with technology and/or innovation elements and often with complex regulatory issues. Our team has the significant resources, experience and legal skills that allow us to develop innovative and practical approaches to meeting the needs of our clients in this evolving market.

We are exceptionally skilled at assisting our insurance clients with distribution, collaboration, white labeling and other arrangements, and we have experience in the broadest spectrum of strategic transactional matters involving traditional insurance and innovation. This includes matters related to the acquisition of, investment in, or distribution or other collaboration and joint venture arrangements with non-insurance and tech-focused companies.

Our advice routinely includes navigating the permissible compensation arrangements and the optimal staging of product and licensing in selected states. We are particularly experienced in the negotiation of distribution agreements between insurance intermediaries and insurers and the associated critical issues/provisions involving use, ownership and data security.

We advise on a wide range of strategic transactions related to technology and innovation. These include the full range of venture capital investments and transactions, from early stage/seed finance, to preferred series transactions to non-traditional structures, as well as significant corporate transactions such as majority investments and joint ventures.

We also have experience with technology transactions to secure high-value contracts, improve operations, build digital platforms and achieve compliance. In recent years, we have orchestrated transactions that have helped a growing number of clients implement digital and data-driven strategies.

The backbone of our innovation work is our regulatory team. In the United States, our 50-state insurance regulatory practice develops creative solutions that help clients achieve their business objectives in the face of an ever-changing regulatory landscape. Because we are particularly attuned to the regulatory issues that affect insurance technology and innovation-related businesses, we are able to help our clients avoid regulatory pitfalls that can be costly in both financial and reputational terms. In addition, our Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice provides intelligent, forward-thinking solutions for financial services firms operating in today’s complex regulatory environment.

Insurtech by Mayer Brown: Covering Insurance at the Crossroads of Innovation and Technology