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James Cashier

James Cashier

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
James Cashier

James Cashier has worked on a broad range of complex and strategically significant mandates for banks, insurers, asset managers and fintechs focusing on cross-border M&A and corporate restructurings.

James specialises in the insurance sector and advises on the full range of corporate and regulatory matters for life and non-life businesses, including Part VII transfers, the Lloyd’s market, ILS, Solvency II, insurance distribution arrangements, longevity swaps and with-profits business.

  • Swiss Re on the sale of the ReAssure Group to Phoenix Group for £3.2 billion
  • Lloyd’s on the establishment of the first multi-use UK ILS platform dedicated to London Market business
  • AXA on the €465 million acquisition of Genworth’s global Lifestyle Protection Insurance business.
  • The Standard Bank Group on the sale of a controlling interest in Standard Bank to ICBC and the spin-out of its London-based investment and corporate banking businesses
  • Athora on the proposed acquisition of a large international life insurance company and supporting reinsurance arrangements
  • The Qatar Investment Authority on their minority investment in Starling Bank
  • Natixis on the acquisition of a majority interest in Fenchurch Partners LLP
  • AXA on the integration of the XL Group and restructuring of its global commercial lines P&C business
  • CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Domestic & General Group from Advent International
  • BlackRock on the Part VII transfer of £12 billion of pension assets to Scottish Equitable Plc
  • HSBC on its exclusive takaful distribution arrangements with FWD for its retail banking business in Malaysia
  • Reviti on its UK insurance distribution arrangements
  • Prudential Insurance Company of America on its longevity reinsurance arrangements with Aviva Life and Pensions UK Limited
  • The Domestic & General Group on the establishment of new European insurance company and its Brexit restructuring
  • AXA XL on its Brexit restructuring and London market business
  • Aviva on the reorganisation of its general insurance business through a Part VII transfer
  • AXA on the reorganisation of its European Lifestyle Protection Insurance business
  • L&G on the proposed acquisition and reinsurance of a significant bulk annuities book
  • Slice Insurance Technologies on its exclusive U.K. insurance distribution arrangements with L&G
  • SwissRe on the sale of a minority stake in the ReAssure Group to MS&AD
  • The With-Profits Committee of Standard Life Assurance Limited on with-profits business matters
  • BNP Paribas on the acquisition of the Strutt & Parker Group
  • Cerberus Capital Management on the sale of Lucida to Legal & General
  • Crédit Agricole on the sale of its UK factoring and invoice discounting business to GE Capital
  • The AA on the restructuring and refinancing of its group operations

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Durham (BA History) 2008
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2013