b'We also have a varied structured products practice, comprisedInsurance Capital Markets of experienced lawyers with market-leading knowledge.MayerBrown has one of the leading global insurance industry We assist clients from new product or new index structuringpractices, representing nearly 400 insurers and insurance-through new product approval to documentation on thousandsrelated entities in transactional, regulatory and dispute of offerings each year. Clients told The Legal 500 that ourresolution matters. Drawing upon MayerBrowns diverse practitioners are very knowledgeable of structured productscapabilities, we take a team-oriented and interdisciplinary and that we understand the commercial issues drivingapproach to better serve our insurance industry clients. We a clients business. handle complex transactions for domestic and international clients that include insurance companies, investment banks and other market participants. Chambers USA notes that we are Equity Offerings[a] well-rounded practice, offering considerable transactional expertise covering not only insurance M&A, but also a broad We have substantial experience representing underwriters,spectrum of other areas, including insurance-linked securities, agents and issuers in all aspects of equity capital marketsstructured reinsurance transactions and pension derisking.transactions across offices. Our work spans the financing continuum. We advise clients in connection with rightsMayer Brown leads the market in the United States for offerings and all types of public and private offerings,insurance-linked securities products, and is the leader including follow-on offerings, bought deals, confidentiallyin expanding these products globally to Asia and Europe. marketed public offerings, at-the-market offerings, shelfOur lawyers develop and structure insurance and insurance-offerings, registered directs, private placements and PIPErelated capital markets products for the financial services transactions. The team is well versed in the full spread ofsector. Our experience includes advising in connection equity deals and routinely acts for issuers, investment banks,with life settlement and life insurance premium finance financial sponsors, placement agents and selling shareholderstransactions; life settlement and annuity securitizations; in major deals, writes The Legal 500 US. Many of theseestablishment of proprietary life settlement and premium financing transactions are part of more elaborate corporatefinance operations; establishment of funding structures for reorganizations or recapitalizations, or part of an acquisitionstructured life settlements and premium finance; acquisition strategywhich call upon other disciplines at MayerBrown.of life settlement blocks of business; catastrophe bonds The Legal 500 UK noted, [w]ith a particularly strong footholdand sidecar transactions; licensing and agent issues; policy in the US and Canada, an active Asia-Pacific network warehousing; and bank-owned and corporate-owned life the ECM team has managed to stay busy despite a relativeinsurance transactions. slowdown in certain markets worldwide. Global Offerings IPOsWe handle capital markets transactions in the US, Canada,MayerBrown has a global team of lawyers with experience Asia, Europe, the Nordics, Latin America and Israel. We areadvising our issuer and underwriter clients through the IPO recognized for our experience in handling multi-jurisdictionalprocess in most of the major markets across the globe, from transactions and our ability to guide foreign private issuersthe initial kickoff meeting through completion of the IPO. through the regulatory landscape, including SEC registrations,The IFLR1000US described our practice asimpressive US securities laws and domestic and foreign exchange listings.for the breadth of industries, including IPOs in the We work on a wide variety of financings, including offeringspharmaceuticals, insurance, tech, oil and gas, storage, and of Euro issues, global offerings, dual listings and Americantransportation sectors. The depth of our capital markets Depositary Receipt/Share (ADR/ADS) programs. Chambersexperience, combined with our experience in some of the most Global writes that we are [a] full-service, global outfitactive industries for offerings, makes us a resource for issuers which brings considerable transatlantic expertise to a broadtransitioning to public ownership. We assist management spectrum of matters, particularly those relating to capitaland boards of directors to anticipate potential structuring, markets and financing. The Legal 500 Hong Kong writes thataccounting and regulatory issues; plan their companys we are [e]qually strong in issuer- and underwriter-side work,financing strategy several steps beyond the IPO; structure the group excels in global offerings intercompany relationships; adopt new charters; address tax concerns; develop new compensation arrangements; advise officers and directors on monetization of their restricted stock holdings; and, of course, draft disclosure.5'