Insurance is one of the most complex and highly regulated businesses in the financial world.
Structure, location, governance, capital, and selling requirements are all under the regulators' spotlight, meaning businesses in the insurance and reinsurance sector have to contend with a flurry of changes. Our decades of experience at the heart of the industry make us superbly placed to help you adapt to the shifting landscape and exploit the opportunities it brings.
From friendly societies, mutuals, participants at Lloyd's, and captive insurers through to the largest global insurance and reinsurance groups, we advise the whole market. This broad client base means there are very few issues we have not encountered and arms us with strong instincts for tackling any novel challenges when they do arise.
For complex problems we provide sophisticated and innovative solutions based on a thorough understanding of our clients' business and commercial needs. With more than 220 lawyers immersed in the insurance industry working across our offices in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Asia, we offer a truly global perspective on the market.
Areas of Focus
Advised AXA on the distribution of an innovative product in 14 countries across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.
Advised Chubb on the redomestication of its European business from Belgium to the UK through a merger to form a Societas Europaea.
Advised Credit Agricole on the reorganization of its insurance and reinsurance activities worldwide.
Advised Hannover Re on its conversion into a Societas Europaea and redomestication of a subsidiary, Inter Hannover, to Germany.
Advised MAPFRE on its acquisition of the German and Italian motor insurance business of Direct Line.
Advised Prudential on the £13bn cross-border reorganization of its Hong Kong life and general insurance businesses.
Advised Qatar Insurance on its £185.8m acquisition of Antares Holdings.
Advised Swiss Re, Prudential, and Phoenix on significant strategic outsourcing transactions.
Latest thinking and events
14 November 2016 - 16 November 2016