Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s US$3.57 Billion Acquisition of Willis Towers Watson Assets

Sidley Austin LLP and Skrine advised Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on the deal.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced its acquisition of certain Willis Towers Watson plc reinsurance, specialty, and retail brokerage operations for US$3.57 billion as part of a proposed regulatory remedy for the pending Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson plc combination.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries provide insurance brokerage, risk management, employee benefit, and other related services to clients in the United States and abroad. The Company’s principal activity is the negotiation and placement of insurance for its clients. Gallagher also specializes in furnishing risk management services.

The Sidley team is being led by Brian Fahrney (Picture), Brent Steele, and Ian Helmuth, and included Cameron Stanton, Travis Miller, and Cameron Woolley, as well as Fatema Orjela, Ed Perry, Khalid Hayat, Charlie Wilson, Moses Tan, Sean Carney, Stephanie Dobecki, Martin Membery, James Phythian-Adams, Jingjing Lin, Tom Feeney, Bill Blumenthal, Vincent Brophy, Lauren Gallagher, Karim Pirani, Terri Reuter, Emily Wajert, Peter McCorkell, Sujit Raman, Michael Roberts, Francesca Blythe, Jen Fernandez, Carys Golesworthy, Michael Mann, Brian Earl, Suresh Advani, Andrei Pinchuk, Anna Remis, Elliott Blufer, Liz McCloy, Matt Wholey, Kolja Stehl, Björn Holland, Julius Koblitzek, Jennifer Geng, Hannie Syeda, and Sam Walker.

The Skrine M&A team comprised of Partner Phua Pao Yii, Associates Tan Wei Liang, Ting Shi Jing and Vanessa Ho. The M&A team was supported by Privacy & Data Protection Partner Jillian Chia and Employment & Industrial Relations Senior Associate Sara Lau.

Involved fees earner: Suresh Advani – Sidley Austin LLP; Elliott Blufer – Sidley Austin LLP; William Blumenthal – Sidley Austin LLP; Francesca Blythe – Sidley Austin LLP; Vincent Brophy – Sidley Austin LLP; Sean Carney – Sidley Austin LLP; Stephanie Dobecki – Sidley Austin LLP; Brian Earl – Sidley Austin LLP; Brian Fahrney – Sidley Austin LLP; Tom Feeney – Sidley Austin LLP; Jen Fernandez – Sidley Austin LLP; Lauren Gallagher – Sidley Austin LLP; Jennifer Geng – Sidley Austin LLP; Carys Golesworthy – Sidley Austin LLP; Khalid Hayat – Sidley Austin LLP; Ian Helmuth – Sidley Austin LLP; Björn Holland – Sidley Austin LLP; Julius Koblitzek – Sidley Austin LLP; Jingjing Lin – Sidley Austin LLP; Michael Mann – Sidley Austin LLP; Elizabeth McCloy – Sidley Austin LLP; Peter McCorkell – Sidley Austin LLP; Martin Membery – Sidley Austin LLP; Travis Miller – Sidley Austin LLP; Fatema Orjela – Sidley Austin LLP; Ed Perry – Sidley Austin LLP; James Phythian-Adams – Sidley Austin LLP; Andrei Pinchuk – Sidley Austin LLP; Karim Pirani – Sidley Austin LLP; Sujit Raman – Sidley Austin LLP; Anna Remis – Sidley Austin LLP; Teresa Reuter – Sidley Austin LLP; Michael Roberts – Sidley Austin LLP; Cameron Stanton – Sidley Austin LLP; Brent Steele – Sidley Austin LLP; Kolja Stehl – Sidley Austin LLP; Hannie Syeda – Sidley Austin LLP; Moses Tan – Sidley Austin LLP; Emily Wajert – Sidley Austin LLP; Samantha Walker – Sidley Austin LLP; Matt Wholey – Sidley Austin LLP; Charlie Wilson – Sidley Austin LLP; Vanessa Ho Pei Wei – Skrine; Jillian Chia – Skrine; Sara Lau – Skrine; Ting Shi Jing – Skrine; Tan Wei Liang – Skrine; Phua Pao Yii – Skrine;

Law Firms: Sidley Austin LLP; Skrine;

Clients: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.;

Author: Martina Bellini