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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. Many of our advisors have worked in the insurance sector for decades which means 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 liability, HR, tax, distribution, intellectual property 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. We have acted on behalf of many of the world’s leading insurers within the general insurance and life sectors in a wide range of business areas.

Supported by 100 specialists in more than 40 countries, 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 by experts who truly understand the insurance sector.


CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, staying ahead of the curve and knowing what’s next for your business or sector is essential. At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your legal advisers but also as your business partners. We work together with you to not only resolve current issues but to anticipate future challenges and innovate to meet them. With our latest publication, CMS Next, our experts will regularly offer you insights into and fresh perspectives on a range of issues that businesses have to deal with – from ESG agendas to restructuring after the pandemic or facing the digital transformation. We will also share with you more about the work that we are doing for our clients, helping them innovate, grow and mitigate risk. To be able to provide you with the best support, we immerse ourselves in your world to understand your legal needs and challenges. However, it is equally important that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we invite you to meet our experts and catch a glimpse of what is happening inside CMS. Enjoy reading this publication, which we will update regularly with new content. CMS Executive Team
SPC Issues Judicial Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application...
On 24 February 2022, the Supreme People's Court (“SPC”) of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) promulgated the In­ter­pret­a­tion on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the General...
New Amendments to the PRC Civil Procedure Law
On 24 December 2021, the 32nd session of the 13th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (“NPC”) of the People's Republic of China ("PRC") approved amendments to the PRC Civil Procedure...
Chinese Tax Regulation Update - January & February 2021
The latest development in China Tax Regulation mainly includes: Cai Guan Shui [2020] No. 54 Caishui [2021] No. 3 Please click here to read the full article
Law and regulation of force majeure in China
1. Is there legislation on force majeure in your law system? Yes. 2. If so, what is the text of the force majeure clause in your civil code? Currently, stipulations on force majeure are mainly provided...
PRICL - a game changer in the reinsurance world?
Although the “club atmosphere” around reinsurance has been disturbed in recent years due to a surge in reinsurance disputes and the regulator’s enhanced initiatives to boost contract certainty1...
An overview on cash pooling in China
Cash pooling enables corporate groups to minimize banking facilities expenditure through economies of scale. However, cash pooling agreements must be carefully structured in order to minimize the risks...
Chinese Tax Regulation Update - November 2020
The latest development in China Tax Regulation mainly includes: Announcement [2020] No. 42 jointly released by the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), the State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) and...
PRC Supreme People's Court Issues Draft of Interpretations Applicable to...
On 9 November 2020, the PRC Supreme People's Court ("SPC") promulgated the Interpretations Applicable to Security-related Parts of the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China (Draft for Comment)...
CMS, China Guide on Restructuring
COVID-19 has considerable impact on companies and businesses worldwide, including foreign-invested enterprises in the People’s Republic of China. Depending on the industry sector, sales and revenues...
CMS, China Guide on New PRC Civil Code
On 28 May 2020, the Civil Code of the People's Republic of China (“PRC Civil Code”), which is the People’s Republic of China’s first combined codification of the civil law ever, has been adopted...
China Enacts First Export Control Law
On 17 October 2020, the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China ("PRC") has adopted the first Export Control Law of the PRC ("PRC Export Control Law"). The new law will become effective...