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James Cashier

James Cashier


James Cashier

James Cashier advises on complex and strategically significant transactions across the FIG sector specialising in M&A, corporate restructurings and (re)insurance transactional work.

James is part of our Global Insurance Team and advises on the full range of corporate and regulatory matters in the insurance sector including reinsurance, portfolio transfers, the Lloyd’s market, ILS, insurance distribution arrangements, and longevity swaps.

  • HSBC on the acquisition of Silicon Valley Bank UK
  • Riverstone International on the reinsurance of a £1.2bn run-off portfolio from MS Amlin
  • Citi on the US$1.6bn sale of its Indian retail banking business to Axis Bank
  • AXA on the disposal of a €2.3bn Belgian life and non-life insurance portfolios to Monument Re
  • Lloyd’s on the establishment of its second multi-use UK ILS platform dedicated to London Market, London Bridge 2 PCC
  • Swiss Re on the sale of the ReAssure Group to Phoenix Group for £3.2 billion
  • The Qatar Investment Authority on their minority investments in Starling Bank
  • Enstar on its reinsurance to close and loss portfolio transfer arrangements with Probitas
  • 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
  • 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
  • Partner since May 2023