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Michael J. Pinsel

Partner
Sidley
Chicago

Practice Area: M&A

    All-Star

    ALL-STAR BIOGRAPHY

    Michael Pinsel is co-leader of Sidley’s global Insurance and Financial Services group, and heads the firm’s property and casualty alternative risk transfer practice.

    His practice is concentrated primarily in the corporate and regulatory representation of insurance companies, investors and financial advisers with a focus on alternative risk transfer transactions, including insurance securitization and derivatives transactions (catastrophe bonds, sidecars, industry loss warranties); the organization and operation of insurance-linked securities funds; complex reinsurance arrangements; acquisitions, divestitures and corporate reorganizations; the formation, capitalization and corporate financing of insurance companies and related ventures; the regulation of insurance holding company systems; the regulation of insurance company investment practices, including the use of derivative instruments; and the development and funding of insurtech businesses. His practice also involves the representation of investment banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment advisers, derivative dealers and other sectors of the financial services industry, with respect to their insurance industry relationships and transactions.

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    +1-312-853-7103

    Michael J. Pinsel

    Partner
    Sidley
    Chicago

    Practice Area: M&A

    M&A All-Star

    WHAT CLIENTS SAY

    "Michael is incredibly responsive to our needs."
    "He understands our business interests and takes the most pragmatic approach possible."


    MY CLIENT PHILOSOPHY

    "Our goal is to help our clients achieve their business objectives, whether the matter is large or small. We listen closely to our clients to understand how they would like us to provide our services to them – some prefer full service while others prefer lighter touch advice to help support their in-house legal team. In all cases, we take a client-focused approach, bringing our deep industry knowledge and experience, without ever compromising on quality or responsiveness."

    – Michael J. Pinsel

    ALL-STAR BIOGRAPHY

    Michael Pinsel is co-leader of Sidley’s global Insurance and Financial Services group, and heads the firm’s property and casualty alternative risk transfer practice.

    His practice is concentrated primarily in the corporate and regulatory representation of insurance companies, investors and financial advisers with a focus on alternative risk transfer transactions, including insurance securitization and derivatives transactions (catastrophe bonds, sidecars, industry loss warranties); the organization and operation of insurance-linked securities funds; complex reinsurance arrangements; acquisitions, divestitures and corporate reorganizations; the formation, capitalization and corporate financing of insurance companies and related ventures; the regulation of insurance holding company systems; the regulation of insurance company investment practices, including the use of derivative instruments; and the development and funding of insurtech businesses. His practice also involves the representation of investment banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment advisers, derivative dealers and other sectors of the financial services industry, with respect to their insurance industry relationships and transactions.

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