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Insurance

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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CMS again achieves top po­s­i­tions in BIL­ANZ / Le Temps rank­ing 2020
The best law­yers in Switzer­land 2020 were se­lec­ted by the busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ.
14 March 2018
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CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land
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28 February 2020
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16 April 2019
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01 November 2018
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