Latham & Watkins Adds Leading Insurance M&A Partner in London

Arrival of Victoria Sander adds significant experience to the firm’s M&A and financial institutions practices.

May 01, 2019

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Victoria Sander has joined the London office as a partner in the Corporate Department. Sander is one of the City’s leading insurance M&A practitioners, with more than 20 years’ experience advising clients on a variety of complex transactions.

Sander has deep insurance industry expertise and specializes in M&A, Part VII transfers, demutualisations, reinsurances, distribution arrangements, pension scheme de-risking and transactions effecting the transfer of longevity risk. She also advises on insurance regulation and regulatory capital matters for insurers, including under Solvency II.

“Victoria is a terrific addition to our growing team in London,” said Jay Sadanandan, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. “Her industry expertise and transactional and advisory practice dovetails nicely with a number of our core practice areas, including M&A, private equity, financial regulatory, financial litigation, structured products, and FinTech. Victoria is a highly talented M&A partner, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to support the growth of our Corporate Department and financial institutions industry capability in London.”

“Expanding our insurance sector coverage to match our existing strength in other areas of financial services is a strategic priority for the firm,” said David Walker, Vice-Chair of Latham’s Global Corporate Department. “Victoria is a market leader, and her commercial acumen, drive, and technical expertise will further enhance our global practice. She will be a great resource for our clients.” 

“We have successfully established one of the leading, multi-disciplinary financial institutions practices in the City and around the world,” added London-based corporate partner Martin Saywell, who serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. “Victoria’s track record and industry connections are highly complementary to the firm’s, and we are excited to welcome her to the team. Her arrival is another important step toward achieving our goal of building the world’s premier financial institutions capability, with the resources, experience, and industry knowledge to handle our clients’ most significant matters.” 

Sander joins the firm from Linklaters’ London office. She completed her LLM at Cambridge University before taking her LPC at the College of Law, qualifying as a solicitor of England & Wales in 1997.

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Notes to Editors

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Jay Sadanandan, London Office Managing Partner, +44.20.7710.1110

David Walker, Vice-Chair of Latham’s Global Corporate Department, +44.20.7710.4654

Martin Saywell, Corporate Partner and Member of the Firm's Executive Committee, +44.20.7710.1834

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