Our Global Insurance Industry Year in Review is now in its 10th year. In this report, we discuss developments and trends in insurance industry transactions over the past year, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, insurtech, the insurance-linked securities and convergence markets, as well as tax, regulatory and litigation developments.
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
OFAC and FinCEN Communicate Ransomware Expectations in New Guidance
On October 1, 2020, the US Treasury Department issued important guidance on what victims of ransomware attacks, as well as financial institutions (particularly money services businesses (“MSBs”) and other companies that facilitate such payments), should consider when confronted with potential ransomware demands. First, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued an advisory that emphasizes…