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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Paul Meyer

Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel
Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer conducts a mergers, acquisitions and securities law practice, with a concentration in regulated industry transactions.

Paul is also active in insurance company investment and regulatory matters.  He assists clients in mergers and acquisitions of public and private businesses, registered and privately placed securities offerings, and asset-based lending. He has represented both US and overseas clients seeking controlling or substantial equity interests in both public and private companies.

Paul's acquisition work includes representing both foreign and domestic clients in the purchase and sale of regulated businesses, including insurance companies, banks, broker-dealers, commodities futures commissions, merchants, communications companies and transportation companies.  Paul advises investment banks in product development for regulated industries and represents companies concerning the legality of proposed investments and provides them with representational services in structuring and implementing investment and business diversification programs.

Paul is the author of chapters on 'Investments by Insurers' and 'Holding Companies; Controlled Insurers' in the New York Insurance Law Treatise (Matthew Bender & Co. Inc.).

He has lectured in the United States, Canada and Bermuda on a variety of topics, primarily relating to mergers and acquisitions of insurers, reinsurance and surplus management of insurers. 

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Career and qualifications

  • Coe College (BA, summa cum laude) 1974
  • Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude) 1978
  • Harvard Business School (MBA) 1978
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1978
  • Admitted in New York 1979
  • Partner since 1986

Professional bodies

  • He is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations.

Awards and citations

  • Paul Meyer has been ranked as Senior Statesmen in Chambers USA - Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory (New York). Paul Meyer is well respected for his extensive regulatory expertise, which includes advising on M&A transactions. He serves as senior counsel to the firm and continues to advise clients on policy concerns and complex deals.
    Chambers USA 2017 - Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory