A&L Goodbody (ALG) has won two China Business Law Journal awards for its high profile work in 2019. The firm was named 'Aviation Firm of the Year' and also won the 'Deal of the Year 2019’ for their work on advising China Reinsurance on the acquisition of Chaucer Insurance Company Ireland. The awards recognise landmark China-related deals of 2019 with a focus on overall significance, deal size, complexity and innovation.
Being recognised as 'Firm of the Year' demonstrates the Aviation & Transport Finance team's unrivalled specialist aviation and transport finance legal expertise in Ireland. Marie O'Brien, Partner and Head of Aviation & Transport Finance, said, "This accolade affirms our team's position as being the Irish law firm of choice for experienced and sophisticated advice on the largest and most complex aviation finance transactions."
ALG's Insurance and M&A teams were delighted to win 'Deal of the Year' for advising China Reinsurance Corporation (China Re) on its $950m acquisition of Chaucer Insurance Company DAC in Ireland as part of its acquisition of the Chaucer group.
James Grennan, Partner and Head of Insurance commented: "We are delighted with this recognition. China Reinsurance is Asia's largest reinsurance company and this significant acquisition was a new milestone in the company's global expansion. A key element to the deal's success was our ability to provide a full range of services across our Insurance and M&A teams."
For information on how we can assist Chinese business with establishing or growing their business in Ireland contact Marie O'Brien (Partner and Head of ALG's China Programme). Read more about our relationship with China here.