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Lawrence R. Hamilton

Lawrence R. Hamilton

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"is great with the regulator and is a very effective and good advocate for his client's cause and is lauded as an 'excellent lawyer, who has a very practical and reasonable approach.'"

Chambers USA 2015

Larry Hamilton is a partner in Mayer Brown's Corporate & Securities practice and Insurance Industry Group in Chicago. He focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions and regulatory compliance of insurance companies and investment companies, both in the United States and in offshore markets. In addition, he regularly advises clients in connection with reserve financings, insurance-linked securities, pension de-risking transactions and public and private offerings of equity, fixed-income and hybrid securities. He also advises insurance companies and insurance agencies on regulatory issues associated with e-commerce, cybersecurity and business process outsourcing, and is a member of Mayer Brown’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice.

Larry has a 50-state insurance regulatory practice and has extensive experience negotiating directly with insurance regulators, helping clients overcome regulatory obstacles and gain approval for their proposed forms of business arrangements. Larry is also part of Mayer Brown’s Insurance and Capital Markets Convergence subgroup, which uses the combined talents of the firm’s insurance and structured finance practitioners to ensure that transactions take into account the customs and expectations of both markets. He regularly advises US and European financial institutions on the insurance regulatory issues associated with complex capital market and derivative structures, including techniques such as credit derivatives, “transformer” vehicles, synthetic CDO bonds, collateral trusts and special purpose reinsurance companies. Larry is ranked in Chambers USA (Illinois – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory), which has described him as “great with the regulator and a very effective and good advocate for his client's cause.” He is also ranked for Insurance – Non-contentious in the Legal 500 and has been listed in Best Lawyers for insurance law and Illinois Super Lawyers for mergers and acquisitions since 2009 and 2010, respectively. Larry joined Mayer Brown in 1996.
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