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George Swan, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

George Swan

Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

London, United Kingdom

About Me

I am a partner in the London Corporate Financial Institutions Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. 

I have varied experience in the insurance and financial services sectors with both cross-border and domestic transactional, restructuring and advisory work for a range of listed and unlisted corporate and institutional clients. 

I am recognised in the UK Legal 500 for my corporate M&A experience ("George Swan is ‘highly efficient, very approachable and a delight to work with’") (2013) as well as my insurance expertise (“George Swan ‘works well under pressure’ and has ‘exceptional knowledge’") (2011).

Recent highlights of my transactional experience include advising: 
* BMO Financial Group on its £708m offer for F&C Asset Management plc;
* Sompo Japan on its proposed acquisition of Canopius Insurance;
* TDR Capital LLP on its acquisition of MGM Advantage;
* the London Metal Exchange on its £1.388bn acquisition by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited;
* on the pan-European cross-border corporate restructuring of AIG Europe;
* Discovery Holdings Limited on its acquisition of Standard Life Healthcare;
* Barclays Bank PLC in connection with its acquisitions of Standard Life Bank PLC and the Goldfish credit card business of Discover Financial Services;
* Tesco PLC on its buyout of the Tesco Personal Finance joint venture from RBS; and 
* Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. on the formation of its €5.1bn insurance joint venture in Central and Eastern Europe with PPF Group NV.

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