Press Release

Kirkland Advises Castlelake on Launch of Reinsurer Itasca Re

Kirkland & Ellis advised Castlelake, L.P. (“Castlelake”), a global alternative investment manager specializing in asset-backed private credit with 17 years of experience investing in, financing and managing aviation assets, on the creation of a Bermuda-licensed reinsurance company, Itasca Re Limited, to offer insurance financing solutions to buyers and owners of commercial aircraft assets. Itasca Re will reinsure aircraft non-payment insurance (ANPI) policies issued by Starr Insurance Companies and brokered by Piiq Risk Partners, an insurance broker associated with The Ardonagh Group.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Kimberly Han and Rajab Abbassi and associate Sandra Ghobraiel; insurance regulatory partner Parimah Hassouri; technology & IP transactions partners Neil Hirshman and Jeffrey Seroogy and associate Jessie Perlman; investment funds partners Erica Temel, Samuel Francis and Samuel Weber; executive compensation partner Rohit Nafday and associate Michal Galayevich; and tax partner Philip Cooke.