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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 100 specialist lawyers in 42 countries, we are attuned to your commercial interests and can protect them in your home market and across borders.

We understand the complexities of your markets. Whether you require guidance on claims, regulation policy drafting, wider business disputes, M&A, capital raisings and restructurings, cyber or other liability, HR, tax, real estate or commercial issues, our multi-disciplinary specialists can help you. 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. 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.


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13/02/2024
EU legislative initiatives on recovery and resolution planning for insurance...
With the compromise proposal for an Insurance Recovery and Resolution Directive (IRRD) published by the EU Council in January 2024, EU legislative initiatives to establish a recovery and resolution framework...
06/12/2023
EU publishes Directive on distance financial services contracts in Official...
In November 2023, the EU legislator adopted the new Directive regarding financial services contracts concluded at distance.This Directive essentially aims to modernise the existing legal framework governing...
19/05/2023
Insurance law and regulation in Austria
1. Introduction Insurers and reinsurers are authorised and regulated by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (“FMA”). The regulation of insurers and reinsurers operates under the framework of legislation...
10/05/2023
At last: invalidity and revocation actions now available before TM offices...
One of the most significant innovations introduced by the EU Trade Mark Directive 2015/2436 (the so-called trade mark reform package) was the requirement for all EU countries to implement – where not...
04/04/2023
European Commission amends Article 102 TFEU guidance paper and announces...
In 2008, the Commission adopted its Guidance on the Commission`s enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 of the EC Treaty (now Article 102 TFEU) to abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings...
28/03/2023
European Parliament and Council ready to start negotiations on EU Data...
In February 2022 the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Data Act, which – if adopted - will introduce a far-reaching legal regime on access to and use of non-personal data in the...
20/03/2023
Out with the old, in with the new? Considerations for patentees in opting...
So far in this series of blog posts, we began with an article that highlighted some of the key changes between the current European system of patent prosecution and enforcement and the new Unitary Patent...
16/03/2023
Merger control review below filing thresholds – the ECJ Towercast judgment...
On 16 March 2023, the ECJ decided that a M&A transaction, which was not subject to ex-ante EU merger control, can be reviewed – from an ex post perspective – as to whether the acquirer (through the...
09/03/2023
Security for costs in enforcement proceedings in Germany – The German Federal...
Pursuant to Sec. 110 of the German Civil Procedure Code (ZPO), claimants who do not have their habitual place of residence in a member state of the EU/the EEA can be ordered to provide security for the...
08/03/2023
Out with the old, in with the new? Procedural features of the Unified Patent...
In our previous article, we looked at the current European system of patent prosecution and enforcement and highlighted some of the key changes that will be coming with the new Unitary Patent and Unified...
06/03/2023
Future impact of emerging technologies on IP protection and enforcement...
As technology develops rapidly, the way in which stakeholders protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) is changing and will continue to change in the future, but how? And should existing IP...
21/02/2023
UK regulator joins the global enforcement trend and warns employers to...
The overlap between employees’ rights and competition law has long been predicted by competition specialists. Cartel enforcement in labour market agreements became a fledgling activity of competition...