Joseph Ferraro is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and the Insurance - Transactional and Regulatory Practice Group in London. He has a broad range of experience advising on mergers and acquisitions transactions and corporate finance matters, including private equity investments, insurance linked securities, stock exchange listings and public offerings.
Chambers UK (2023) ranks Joseph among the leading practitioners for Non-Contentious Insurance. Joseph is also recognised by The Legal 500 UK (2023) as a "Leading Individual" for Insurance: Corporate and Regulatory and Best Lawyers (2023) for Insurance.
Joe's mergers and acquisitions experience is focused on the insurance and reinsurance sector. He has represented buyers and sellers in the life, property, casualty and brokerage sectors, as well as financial advisors. With transatlantic and other multi-jurisdictional capabilities and experience, the Willkie London M&A team frequently advises on cross border matters, commonly involving the UK, US and Bermuda.
Insurance Transactions and ILS
Joe has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring corporate finance transactions within the insurance industry, particularly in the Lloyd's, Bermuda and US sectors. In particular, he has advised on numerous new insurance and reinsurance start-ups, sidecars and reinsurance funds in London and Bermuda, including their structuring, licensing, financing and governance. He has also advised various ILS managers, collateralized reinsurance vehicles, ILS funds and related ILS transactions.
Joe has represented issuers, underwriters and investors in securities offerings, stock exchange listings, structured finance and private equity investments, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. He routinely advises on public offerings, private placements, Rule 144A transactions, and listing transactions. He also provides ongoing corporate governance and securities law advice to international corporate clients based in Europe.