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Whether you are an insurer, broker, re-insurer 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.

The CMS Insurance practice has worked within the insurance and reinsurance markets for over half a century, supporting carriers, intermediaries and insured parties in Latin America and around the world. 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.

With 100 insurance lawyers across 34 countries, we can protect your commercial interests in your home market and across borders. We provide advice based on strong local knowledge delivered by expert lawyers, many of whom have worked for insurers, brokers or regulatory authorities. We assist clients on the most complex transactional, advisory and contentious matters. A multi-disciplinary team advises on strategic as well as operational matters, liability and dispute resolution, policy drafting, coverage, regulatory issues, M&A, capital raising and restructurings, HR, tax, real estate and commercial issues.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in In­sur­ance in Brazil
ACE on co­ordin­at­ing ad­vice on li­ab­il­ity and cov­er­age is­sues in re­la­tion to a Brazili­an avi­ation ac­ci­dent, in­clud­ing ad­vising on choice of law and jur­is­dic­tion mat­ters.Howden Brok­ing Group on their ac­quis­i­tion of a con­trolling stake in a Brazili­an in­sur­ance broker­age, in­clud­ing in the ne­go­ti­ation of a share­hold­ers’ agree­ment and oth­er joint ven­ture ar­range­ments and a call op­tion agree­ment.A Brazili­an oil and gas com­pany in re­view­ing their off­shore oil and gas policy word­ing and ad­vising on in­ter­face with com­mer­cial con­tracts and po­ten­tial cov­er­age gaps.Swiss Re on co­ordin­at­ing cov­er­age ad­vice re­gard­ing a re­in­sur­ance policy with a ma­jor Brazili­an re­in­sured.New York re­in­surers on a surety claim arising from the ter­min­a­tion of a con­tract by a ma­jor Brazili­an oil com­pany for the con­struc­tion of the largest fer­til­izer plant in Lat­in Amer­ica loc­ated in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.On a surety claim arising from the Brazili­an Min­istry of De­fence ter­min­a­tion of a con­tract for the con­struc­tion of an air force fa­cil­ity. Lon­don re­in­surers about lit­ig­a­tion risks on a high value claim arising from the col­lapse of an iron ore load­ing ter­min­al in the North of Brazil.In re­la­tion to li­ab­il­ity and pol­lu­tion is­sues arising out of the rup­ture of a Pe­mex pipeline in Mex­ico.On a busi­ness in­ter­rup­tion claim which oc­curred due to a power fail­ure and fire in a pet­ro­chem­ic­al fa­cil­ity in Bahia, Brazil.  On Brazili­an prop­erty risk re­in­sur­ance claim which oc­curred due to the col­lapse of a tower in a wind farm in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.

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14 March 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to In­sur­ance
This leg­al doc­u­ment is com­par­ing and con­trast­ing ten key in­sur­ance is­sues across some of the jur­is­dic­tions in which we op­er­ate.
03 October 2019
Brazili­an Con­gress re­moves re­stric­tions on for­eign own­er­ship for na­tion­al...
The Brazili­an Con­gress has amended the Brazili­an Avi­ation Code to re­move re­stric­tions on for­eign own­er­ship and con­trol of na­tion­al air­lines. The move is ex­pec­ted to in­crease com­pet­i­tion and for­eign in­vest­ment...