The National Law Journal (NLJ) named Jeremy C. Watson to its 2021 list of “Insurance Law Trailblazers.” The inaugural list profiles leading lawyers in the insurance industry sector.
NLJ praised Jeremy for representing Apollo Global Management-backed retirement services and insurance company Athene in an equity exchange transaction that involved the elimination of Athene’s multi-class share structure and an additional investment into Athene by Apollo. He was further commended for representing Athene in a US$27 billion fixed annuity reinsurance deal with Prudential plc subsidiary Jackson National Life Insurance Company, which included a US$500 million equity investment in Jackson National. The transaction is among the largest fixed annuity reinsurance deals globally.
Jeremy is a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. Jeremy’s practice is focused on a variety of corporate, securities, and regulatory matters relating to the insurance and financial services industry, including mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance, corporate finance, joint ventures, and public and private securities offerings.