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Switzerland

Our insurance team consists of industry experts who competently advise and represent you in all legal matters

Whether you are an insurer, broker, reinsurer or insured party, you face an increasingly unpredictable world. From day-to-day operational matters to strategic planning, liability and disputes resolution, policy drafting, coverage and regulatory issues, your world is changing rapidly as tougher capital and risk requirements impact your business.

With our specialist lawyers in 41 countries and 72 offices, we are attuned to your commercial interests and can protect them in your home market and across borders.

Our approach is based on strong local legal knowledge delivered to you on a European-wide basis by experts who truly understand the insurance sector.

Many of our lawyers have worked in the insurance sector which means we understand the complexities of your markets.

The core competencies of our multi-disciplinary specialists include among others:

  • Guidance on claims,
  • Regulation policy drafting,
  • Drafting and reviewing (re)insurance and brokerage contracts,
  • Wider business disputes,
  • M&A,
  • Capital raisings and restructurings,
  • Cyber liability,
  • HR, tax, real estate matters,
  • Commercial issues

Equally, in the event of a domestic or cross-border insurance or reinsurance dispute, we can guide you through the disputes process, striving to secure the best business outcome.

We have a recognised domestic and cross-border track record of delivering for clients on the most complex transactional and advisory engagements in this sector. 

Selected references can be found in our brochure

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CMS offers ‘advice on short notice’, ‘transparent fees’, an ‘effective global network’ and ‘services that are tailor-made and focused on the clients’ needs based on a deep understanding of their businesses.

The Legal 500, Switzerland, 2018

CMS impresses with 'very good response times, spot-on and personalised advice, as well as outstanding business acumen and industry knowledge'.

The Legal 500, Switzerland, 2018
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Alex Denslow
March 2019
In­sur­ance In­sights
24/04/2019
Bel­gian reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for MGAs now in force
On 21 Novem­ber 2018 and 7 March 2019, we is­sued news­let­ters (re­spect­ively avail­able here and here) re­gard­ing the Bel­gian pro­pos­al to cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
12 September 2018
Trans­form­ing In­sur­ance
In­dustry per­spect­ives on the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges...
12/03/2019
Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late UK's de­par­ture and define its fu­ture re­la­tion­ship.
Mirko Daidone
31/01/2018
Ten things every in­surer should know
07/03/2019
Up­date of Bel­gian pro­pos­al for MGA reg­u­lat­ory frame­work
On 21 Novem­ber 2018, we is­sued a news­let­ter (ac­cess­ible here) re­gard­ing a draft law amend­ing the law of 4 April 2014 on in­sur­ance, which will cre­ate a new reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for man­aging gen­er­al agents (“MGAs”) in Bel­gi­um (“Pro­pos­al”).
20/06/2016
CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2015-2016
De­liv­er­ing leg­al ex­pert­ise to trans­form your busi­ness
29/01/2019
Switzer­land and United King­dom sign Dir­ect In­sur­ance Agree­ment as...
The Swiss Con­fed­er­a­tion (Switzer­land) and the United King­dom (UK) on 24 Janu­ary 2019 signed the Agree­ment between the United King­dom and the Swiss Con­fed­er­a­tion on dir­ect in­sur­ance oth­er than life as­sur­ance (UK-Swiss Dir­ect In­sur­ance Agree­ment).
10/09/2018
Brexit and the in­sur­ance sec­tor – in­form cus­tom­ers about Brexit’s...
The European In­sur­ance and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sions Au­thor­ity (“EIOPA”) provided an opin­ion on in­form­ing cus­tom­ers about the im­pact of the with­draw­al of the United King­dom from the European Uni­on (“Opin­ion”).
13/06/2018
EU tem­por­ary meas­ures on CF­Ds and bin­ary op­tions
On 22 May 2018, the European Se­cur­it­ies and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) ad­op­ted two de­cisions im­ple­ment­ing tem­por­ary product in­ter­ven­tion meas­ures. These de­cisions re­strict the mar­ket­ing, dis­tri­bu­tion and sale of con­tracts for dif­fer­ence (“CF­Ds”) and bin­ary.