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Client News

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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Client News

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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Events

Elizabeth Sacksteder to Participate in Corporate Litigation Forum for Financial Services and Insurance

Litigation partner Elizabeth Sacksteder will moderate a panel, “Litigation Versus Arbitration: Which & When is Best?” at the Corporate Litigation Forum for Financial Services and Insurance, hosted by Consero.

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Client News

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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Publications

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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Client News

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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Firm News

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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Publications

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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Client News

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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