Matthew Gabin is counsel in the firm’s Global Insurance Industry Group and is based in Mayer Brown’s New York office. Matthew’s practice focuses on the intersection of insurance and finance, traditionally called alternative risk transfer and now commonly referred to as convergence.
Matthew helps life and property/casualty (re)insurance companies structure and execute strategic financing and risk transfer transactions involving alternative sources of capital as well as the traditional capital markets. He also advises hedge funds, private equity funds and other financial clients seeking to invest in insurance risk as an asset class.
Matthew has extensive experience representing clients on both sides of derivative trades transferring longevity, mortality, natural catastrophe and weather risk. He is familiar with the customs and practices of major offshore insurance centers, including Bermuda and Guernsey, and has spoken on the use of captives, special purpose insurers and segregated cell companies in insurance securitizations.
In addition, Matthew has experience negotiating financing for motion pictures and other entertainment properties, including an Oscar® winner for Best Picture.
For nearly 10 years before joining Mayer Brown, Matthew served as in-house counsel to the convergence, alternative risk transfer and structured reinsurance arm of the Allianz Group. Prior to that, he practiced structured finance and derivatives law at another leading global law firm.