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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 33 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 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. Whether you require guidance on claims, regulation policy drafting, wider business disputes, M&A, capital raisings and restructurings, cyber 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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07/03/2019
Brexit for In­surers
14 March 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to in­sur­ance law and reg­u­la­tion
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on in­sur­ance law and reg­u­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
06 July 2020
Life in­surers re­quired to settle be­ne­fits promptly
Based on re­com­mend­a­tions of the In­sur­ance Om­buds­man – which fre­quently re­ceives com­plaints about late pay­ment of life in­sur­ance con­tracts – a re­cent law was ad­op­ted to set the time frame with­in which...
28/01/2019
Vir­ginie Frémat pro­moted to part­ner
02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter...
30/11/2018
Novem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
15 June 2020
EIOPA to re­view fun­da­ment­al basis of su­per­vi­sion of in­sur­ance value chain
The European and Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Pen­sion Au­thor­ity (“EIOPA”) has launched a pub­lic con­sulta­tion on the (re)in­sur­ance value chain and new busi­ness mod­els arising from di­git­al­isa­tion (the “Dis­cus­sion...
28/09/2018
Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
15 April 2020
New Cov­id-19 meas­ures im­pact Bel­gian civil pro­ced­ures
On 9 April 2020, the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment is­sued a num­ber of Roy­al De­crees reg­u­lat­ing the ef­fects of the coronavir­us on civil courts. Roy­al De­cree n°2 reg­u­lates the civil stat­ute of lim­it­a­tions, oth­er...
31 January 2018
Ten things every in­surer should know
27 March 2020
Min­is­ter of Justice wants to en­force writ­ten pro­ced­ure dur­ing lock­down
In Bel­gi­um, the Min­is­ter of Justice, Koen Geens, has pro­posed a draft Roy­al De­cree aimed at gen­er­al­ising the writ­ten pro­ced­ure for all dis­putes cur­rently pending be­fore the Bel­gian courts. The draft aims...
19/01/2018
Vir­ginie Frémat pro­moted to As­so­ci­ate Part­ner