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Insurance

We support clients across the full range of their legal needs in insurance-related matters. Our multi-disciplinary insurance team includes experts from our corporate and M&A, regulatory, banking & finance, capital markets, dispute resolution and pensions teams.

We advise on matters including:

  • mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and disposals of insurance businesses and companies;
  • structured insurance and reinsurance solutions with a particular focus on longevity risk transfer transactions (see below);
  • all aspects of the regulatory environment affecting insurers and reinsurers, including solvency requirements, compliance obligations and product offerings;
  • distribution of insurance products, bancassurance and related regulatory issues;
  • advising corporate buyers of insurance in relation to policy wording and operational insurance issues, as well as the use of insurance to address risks that arise in corporate transactions (W&I insurance);
  • insurance portfolio transfers by means of court schemes;
  • advising companies, directors and officers regarding all aspects of executive risk mitigation, including director and officer (D&O) insurance and corporate indemnification; and
  • trade and general credit insurance and the use of insurance as a credit risk mitigation and the associated regulatory issues.

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"The advice is very detailed, the legal drafting is very precise and both the partners and associates are extremely competent. They are also very approachable and respond quickly to queries whether by email or phone."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"A very strong life insurance team within depth knowledge on longevity reinsurance, pensions and the wider regulatory framework."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Team balances practicality and thoroughness of advice very well. Examples include referrals for treatment of member cases where the advice was short and practical, while for advice on accrual closure they took the time to make sure the right steps were addressed upfront."

The UK Legal 500 2022