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AXA Equitable Achieves Second Circuit Affirmance of Dismissal of Captive Reinsurance Claims

Eight days after oral argument, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit issued a summary order affirming dismissals of all claims against Paul, Weiss client AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company in two cases before Southern District of New York Judges Jesse Furman and Richard Sullivan. 

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Karfunkel-Zyskind Family and Stone Point Capital Propose to Acquire All Outstanding Shares of AmTrust

Paul, Weiss is representing the Karfunkel-Zyskind family in their proposal with Stone Point Capital LLC to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. that the Karfunkel-Zyskind family does not already own or control for $12.25 per share in cash. 

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New York Court Dismisses Disability Insurance Class Action Against Chubb

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action against Paul, Weiss client Federal Insurance Company, a member of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, that alleged that disability insurance policies underwritten by Federal and other insurers violated New York's insurance laws and regulations and were otherwise deceptively marketed.

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EXOR to Acquire PartnerRe for $6.9 Billion

Paul, Weiss client EXOR S.p.A., a leading investment company headquartered in Italy and controlled by the Agnelli family, announced the signing of a deal to acquire PartnerRe Ltd., a Bermuda-based global reinsurance company, for approximately $6.9 billion in cash.

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Ageas Completes Sale of Life Insurance Business to JD Group

Paul, Weiss client Ageas Insurance International N.V. announced that it has completed the sale of its Hong Kong life insurance business to JD Group, one of China's largest private equity groups, in its first investment outside Mainland China.

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Resistance Is Not Always Futile: The D.C. District Court Deals FSOC a Significant Blow by Rescinding MetLife’s Designation

On March 30, the D.C. District Court issued an order rescinding the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC's) designation of MetLife, Inc., as a systemically important nonbank financial company. The Court's opinion was unsealed on April 7, and the government has already filed a notice of appeal. The Court's decision is a significant setback for FSOC and, if left to stand, could seriously hamper FSOC's future efforts to designate nonbank financial companies and retain the designations already in place.

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Swiss Re Completes Debut Debt Offering

Paul, Weiss client Swiss Re Ltd, the holding company for the Swiss Re Group, entered into a novel funding arrangement under which it has secured the right to access up to $700 million of funding at current interest rates, which it can draw down essentially on a revolving basis under a loan issuance facility agreement, based on an offering in the capital markets by an unaffiliated repackaging vehicle.

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Paul, Weiss Adds Prominent Litigation Partner

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Elizabeth M. Sacksteder has joined the firm as a partner in its litigation department, resident in New York, where she will focus on complex litigation and regulatory matters.

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Southern District of New York Issues Ruling in AIG Securities Litigation That Increases the Hurdles for Opt-Out Plaintiffs

On Thursday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Swain, J.) issued a decision granting, in part, the defendants' motions to dismiss in a series of individual actions filed by AIG shareholders who opted out of a parallel class action lawsuit.

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Manulife Completes $1.75 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group, completed a public offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.150% senior notes due 2026 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior notes due 2046.

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