Overview

Mayer Brown has one of the leading global insurance industry practices, representing nearly 400 insurers and insurance-related entities in transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution matters. Drawing upon Mayer Brown’s diverse capabilities, we take a team-oriented and interdisciplinary approach to better serve our insurance industry clients.

Across global markets, Mayer Brown represents insurers and reinsurers, as well as brokers, banks, and investors, in a range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters; investigations and enforcement matters; and transactional matters that include mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and sophisticated insurance structured finance at the convergence of insurance markets and the broader capital markets. 

Mayer Brown is recognized for its “expertise in insurance-linked securities work for reinsurers. Acts for insurers on high-profile corporate, M&A and regulatory matters across North America and Europe.” Chambers USA

Highlights
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Distinctions

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019

  • "Interviewees point to the firm's timeliness and great customer service: "The turnaround times and attention to detail is excellent and they're able to effectively use their insurance capabilities.""
  • "Often cited as a first choice for contentious insurance matters. Praised for its expert handling of financial lines cases, including D&O and professional indemnity claims."

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

  • "Hong Kong titan Mayer Brown (formerly known as Mayer Brown JSM) has had strong ties to the industry for many years and continues to provide a range of services to clients."

Chambers Global 2016

  • Mayer Brown is recognized for its “admirable dispute resolution practice in China, the UK and Latin America” as well as for being "[e]xperienced in handling transactional mandates, including M&A, catastrophe bond offerings, equity investments and insurance-linked securities."

Chambers UK 2016

  • "We love that they have a practical approach to the claims and are always suggesting practical solutions."
  • "A very strong practice, particularly with financial institutions."

Chambers USA 2016

  • Mayer Brown is recognized for its "well-round practice."
  • "They were able to understand our culture and quickly fit in with our in-house team. They proved to be knowledgeable and responsive partners."
  • "They are very good, very responsive, knowledgeable and really a pleasure to work with."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

  • Mayer Brown is recognized as a "[w]ell-established group with a reputation for handling some of the region's most high-profile claims. Formidable bench offers expertise covering a broad spectrum of insurance disputes with key expertise in the financial lines, medical malpractice and property spaces."
  • "Their key strengths are client care, prompt advice and an excellent sense of commerciality."
  • "They go the extra mile for us."
  • "They are very accommodating of tight timeframes."

Chambers Latin America 2016

  • Mayer Brown Tauil & Chequer is recognized as a "[f]ull-service international firm with a solid insurance practice group."

Chambers Global 2015

  • "Their key strength is their understanding of the law and the way it changes ‒ they get up to speed really quickly."

Chambers UK 2015

  • "The attorneys have a lot of experience and are very responsiveness, pay attention to detail and think through issues."
  • "They are very experienced on transactional work and were able to walk us through it efficiently, honestly and at a much lower rate than anticipated."

Chambers USA 2015

  • Mayer Brown is recognized for its “expertise in insurance-linked securities work for reinsurers. Acts for insurers on high-profile corporate, M&A and regulatory matters across North America and Europe.”
  • The firm’s lawyers “have a lot of experience and are very responsive, pay attention to detail and think through issues."

Chambers Global 2014

  • "They are a significant player globally, with a good reputation in London, the USA and the Far East. I consider them a competitor."
  • "Very user-friendly; they know their stuff on corporate insurance. Incredibly responsive and easy to deal with." 

Chambers USA 2014

  • Ranked Band 2 for Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • "They were totally dependable and always met the deadlines within a particularly short timeframe. Their suggestions were concise and identified the critical issues."
  • "They displayed a deep understanding of the nature of our business and had Spanish-speaking lawyers."     

Chambers Latin America 2014

  • Ranked Band 2 for Insurance 
  • "Their reports are very precise and comprehensive, and the team is also very timely - you hear from them before you have to worry about how the case has progressed."

American Lawyer’s 2014 Dealmakers of the Year

  • Steve Rooney was named to American Lawyer’s 2014 "Dealmakers of the Year" list for his work on the innovative cat bond deal for the MTA (Metropolitan Transport Authority) 

Chambers Global 2013

  • "Technically brilliant and commercially savvy."
  • "They understand the business framework very well. This makes them quite a unique player."

Chambers USA 2013

  • Ranked Band 2 for Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • "They understand the business framework very well. This makes them quite a unique player."
  • "The firm brings strong pockets of expertise to corporate and investment banking clients, and has every bit the intellectual wherewithal of New York City firms, with the smoother feel of a Midwestern-based firm."

Legal 500 USA 2013

  • "Mayer Brown is credited for its 'tremendous insurance industry knowledge and resources', 'great depth' and for being 'cost conscious'."
  • "Mayer Brown has a 'groundbreaking' insurance practice of 'great depth' that is also 'cost conscious'."

Chamber Latin America 2013

  • Ranked Band 2 for Insurance
  • "This firm provides an excellent service. The lawyers are very proactive, clear in their advice and always available."

Reactions Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Survey 2013

  • Mayer Brown was recognized as a top law firm in the Reactions Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Survey 2013, a key industry benchmark highlighting the best insurance and reinsurance law firms globally.

Bond Buyer

  • Mayer Brown's representation in the $200 million MetroCat Re Ltd catastrophe bond offering in July 2013 received the Bond Buyer’s 2013 Deal of the Year award for “Non-Traditional Financing.”

Financial Times

  • Financial Times recognized Mayer Brown among the "most innovative" 2013 US law firms ranking this transaction as a "Standout," its highest category.
  • The Financial Times recognized Mayer Brown as one of the four most innovative US law firms in 2010 and ranked the firm’s representation of Assured Guaranty in its acquisition of Financial Security Assurance, Inc. as one of the top three most innovative M&A transactions.

Trading Risks 2013 Elemental Transaction of the Year Award

  • In April 2014, Mayer Brown received Trading Risks 2013 Elemental Transaction of the Year Award for its $1.5 billion Everglades Re hurricane catastrophe bond offering.

Chambers USA 2012

  • "Commentators praise this strong corporate firm for its dedication to building a solid insurance practice to work alongside its excellent offering in the financial sector." 

Asian Legal Business Awards

  • Mayer Brown was named "Insurance Law Firm of the Year" by Asian Legal Business Awards in 2010 and 2011.

Reactions Magazine's 2011 "ILS Deal of the Year"

  • We advised on Reactions Magazine's 2011 "ILS Deal of the Year" - Embarcadero Re, a $150 million catastrophe bond.

Reinsurance Magazine

  • In the UK, Mayer Brown was named as one of the ten top law firms by Reinsurance Magazine in the "Reinsurance Power List 2009."