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Transaction Insurance

Guy Williams and Andrew Graham of AIG UK Ltd describe how insurance can be used to mitigate the risks associated with M&A transactions in particular contingent tax liabilities and warranties
In the context of the current economic slowdown parties to M&A transactions may be unwilling to take on risks that previously they may have been prepared to bear. Transaction insurance can provide a practical solution to a deadlock in negotiations and can allow the parties to complete a deal without having to consider long-tail arrangements such as escrow accounts or claims made during lengthy limitation periods.
What Types of Insurance are Available?
Over the last ten years or so the insurance market has developed a number of...

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