H. Michael (Mike) Byrne has extensive experience in complex insurance transactional, regulatory and InsurTech matters. He advises US and international insurers and reinsurers, investors, producers and technology companies on a broad range of matters, including obtaining regulatory approvals for M&A; change of control and affiliate transactions; forming, licensing and structuring business operations; drafting and negotiating agreements; M&A involving producers and service providers; and developing and obtaining approvals for unique products. He delivers practical and business-focused counsel on novel issues.
Represented a large personal lines insurer in connection with the sale of its high-net-worth homeowners business*
Provided regulatory and related advice to a global broker in its potential acquisition of an InsurTech wholesale broker and transactional and regulatory advice in connection with a joint venture with that wholesale broker*
Represented a global insurance broker in connection with an NYDFS subpoena regarding pension risk transfer transactions*
Served as regulatory counsel for VC investor in its secondary market investment in a leading telematics insurer*
Represented a multinational insurer in structuring compliant operations to sell travel insurance in all US states under the various state standards governing travel retailers*
Drafted and negotiated MGA/MGU, program and claims administration, and other producer, referral/Lead Gen and joint venture agreements*
Served as regulatory counsel for PE firm in its acquisition of an environmental services consultant and its captive insurers*
Represented various insurers in selling their subrogation rights against PG&E relating to the 2017–2018 California wildfires, and related work for hedge funds and brokers*
Provided transactional and regulatory advice to a VC-backed InsurTech MGA serving start-ups; counseled and mentored various InsurTech companies on insurance regulatory, privacy, FCRA, financing and other commercial matters*
Assisted in internal restructuring and re-domestication of a large mutual insurer*
Provided US and non-US regulatory advice and obtained US and international approvals in the $2.2 billion acquisition of Ironshore by Fosun*
Provided US and non-US advice and obtained US and international approvals for insurers and reinsurers writing cross-border business, such as in Latin America*
Led an ad hoc InsurTech issues group on various potential improvements to regulatory processes and similar issues*
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