David Luce has over 20 years of experience with solving complex problems for sophisticated clients in the financial services and insurance industries.

David's practice includes M&A, securities offerings, structured finance, venture capital and emerging growth in the fintech sector, general insurance matters and regulatory investigations.

David has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, insuretech and venture capital, reinsurance, securities offerings, XXX, AXXX and embedded value financings of life insurance policy reserves, variable annuity hedging, sidecars, catastrophe bonds, transformer trades, insurance and weather-linked derivatives, longevity and mortality swaps and pension solutions. He also advises insurance companies, as well as a number of emerging growth companies and start-ups, on strategic venture investments.

He has worked on transactions involving over $20 billion in public insurance M&A and over $15 billion in securitization and other financings. His M&A experience includes acquisition by merger, stock purchase, asset purchase, bulk reinsurance, loss portfolio transfers and other mechanisms.

He frequently represents clients in cutting-edge capital markets transactions, including Fannie Mae's multi-billion CIRTS and EPMI programs; Orchard Pte Series 2019-1, the first cat bond issued in Singapore using that country's new legislation and grant scheme; the first flood and the first wild fire catastrophe bonds; and the largest Reg XXX life insurance reserve financing ($10 billion) in history.

A former resident of Japan, David works with DLA Piper's Asia insurance team, bringing the firm deep experience in Asian and cross-border transactional matters.