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Insurance & Reinsurance lawyers

A persistently soft market is one of the few predictable elements of working in the global (re)insurance industry. Most brokers, carriers, captives and corporate risk managers have been influenced by falling prices, and with few signs of a correction, companies must innovate, cut costs, seek out merger and partnership opportunities and do more with less.

Despite intense competition, (re)insurance is a magnet for new capital keen to take advantage of the stable returns offered by an established, highly regulated industry.

Long-term advisors to companies in the market, CMS’ award-winning Insurance & Reinsurance Group has adapted to support the requirements of an industry in a constant state of change.

While CMS is a historic market leader in (re)insurance dispute resolution and policy wordings, our teams also deliver a suite of specialisms that meet the needs of insurance and risk management professionals spanning every conceivable business objective.

The firm provides unique expertise in corporate advice on mergers and acquisitions, employment law to support brokers or insurers with a team or key personnel issue, property advice, structured finance and regulatory and compliance.

The CMS Insurance Practice has worked within the insurance and reinsurance markets for over half a century, supporting both carriers and intermediaries in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our long-term involvement in the sector means that we can support clients to make the most of these new opportunities and we understand the issues businesses are facing today.

Many of our lawyers have worked in the insurance sector, which means we understand the complexities of your markets. Wherever you require guidance, our multi-disciplinary specialists can help you.

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Alex Denslow
Alex Denslow
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Insurance Group
United Kingdom, London
Alex Denslow is Head of the CMS Insurance Group. In this position, he leads an international team of 100 specialist lawyers. He is a recommended partner in Chambers and Legal 500 for insurance /...
Caroline Kurup
Caroline Kurup
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Caroline is a partner in the Pensions Team at CMS London. Qualifying as a solicitor over 12 years ago, in Australia, Caroline has almost 10 years of experience in pensions law. She has experience in...
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Thomas Lockley
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Thomas Lockley is a partner in CMS' Financial Services and Products team, specialising in derivatives, transactional (re)insurance and alternative risk and capital transfer. Thomas advises investment...
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James Parker
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
James Parker is a partner in our Financial Services and Capital Markets team. He is also co-head of the Life, Pensions & Longevity Risk team, a specialist, multi-disciplinary team devoted to...
Pippa Tasker
Pippa Tasker
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Pippa is a partner in the Regulatory Financial Markets & Pensions Team. She advises on a wide range of regulatory and commercial issues affecting financial service providers and institutional...
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Chris Southorn
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris Southorn is a partner in the CMS UK Corporate Team. He has extensive experience in all areas of company law and in advising institutional investors. He advises on the full spectrum of domestic...
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Wendy Colquhoun
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Wendy Colquhoun is a Corporate partner with over 25 years of experience, gained in London and Edinburgh. She has particular expertise in the financial services sector acting for banks, insurers,...
Helen Johnson
Helen Johnson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Helen Johnson advises on a wide range of corporate transactions. She advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, secondary fundraisings, public takeovers and private equity work,...
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Mark Heighton
Part­ner
Head of Real Estate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Mark Heighton is the Head of the CMS UK Real Estate Team and is responsible for managing over 150 fee earners across the UK. He has been a member of the CMS Board for over 10 years.  He focuses on ...
Jenny Nanalal
Jenny Nanalal
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jenny Nanalal is a partner in our Financial Services team, specialising in transactional (re)insurance and alternative risk transfer with a particular focus on the pensions and annuity de-risking...