Insurance 2018

The Insurance guide provides expert legal commentary on key issues for businesses. The guide covers the important developments in the most significant jurisdictions.

Last Updated November 30, 2017


Katherine Coates has over 30 years' experience of all aspects of corporate and commercial work, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. She is head of both the firm's financial institutions group in London and its global insurance sector group. She specialises in non-contentious insurance matters including UK and European insurance regulation and compliance, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, demutualisations, capital raising, distribution arrangements, product development and the Lloyd's market. Katherine also advises on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters for banks, asset managers and other financial institutions.

Clifford Chance LLP is a trusted advisor to the world's leading insurers and reinsurers on complex transactions, disputes, financing, regulatory and commercial matters. Its international team of over 200 fee-earners offers first class domestic and cross-border advice across the world’s main financial centres and the emerging markets. The firm is a recognised leader in the global insurance sector. We support our clients across the full range of their legal needs including: M&A and joint ventures, establishing new operations, restructuring and run-off, financial services regulation and enforcement, development of complex insurance products, raising capital, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer, distribution, major insurance/reinsurance disputes, outsourcing and other commercial contracts. Through its extensive network of offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, the team can offer an unparalleled ability to assist insurance companies throughout their global operations and on their international expansion plans. In addition, the multi-disciplinary team includes sector experts from across our corporate and M&A, regulatory, banking & finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, antitrust, tax, real estate, IT/IP pensions and employment teams.