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CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni is a leading Italian firm for Insurance law. Many of our lawyers have worked and/or have been seconded in the insurance market (including the London market), which means we understand the complexities of your markets.

Our advice covers all aspects of insurance and reinsurance law. In particular, the firm has outstanding expertise in (re)insurance dispute resolution, regularly advising domestic and foreign life and non-life insurance companies, brokers, agents on a wide range of (re)insurance claims (e.g. D&O, P.I., P.O., MedMal, G.L., bonds, and more).

Our services and expertise extend from conventional advice on complex claims with regard to liability and insurance coverage and/or assistance before Italian Courts, Arbitration Tribunals and in Mediation procedures, through the enforcement of awards in Italian Courts, to the design of new insurance products and advice on drafting policy wordings. We also have remarkable experience in assisting underwriters in placing W&I policies.

We have advised insurance companies and other players on issues around insurance regulatory law for many years. We also represent and assist our clients before IVASS (the Italian Insurance Regulator) for alleged infringements of laws and regulations.

Our experts have unique expertise and provide corporate advice on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, competition, tax, employment law, property advice and structured finance matters to support insurers, brokers and agents through its multi-disciplinary team.

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02 April 2020
COV­ID-19 epi­demi­olo­gic­al emer­gency
Meas­ures in fa­vour of in­sur­ance mar­ket op­er­at­ors
14 March 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to In­sur­ance
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on in­sur­ance law and reg­u­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
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...
Cla­ri­fic­a­tion on W&I Policies from the Itali­an Au­thor­ity, IVASS con­firms...
22 June 2020
ESMA con­sults on new rules for Cloud ar­range­ments
On 3 June 2020, ESMA pub­lished a Con­sulta­tion Pa­per (“CP” which is avail­able here) on draft guidelines for out­sourcing to cloud ser­vice pro­viders. For both as­set man­agers and funds, the CP pro­poses...
BREXIT – Ur­gent meas­ures for the op­er­a­tion of UK in­sur­ance un­der­tak­ings...
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...
IVASS cy­ber risk in­vest­ig­a­tion: Ne­ces­sary in­crease in pro­tec­tion sys­tems
CMS News­let­ter Italia | 01 febbraio 2018
22 May 2020
For­eign in­vest­ments in Ger­man life sci­ence com­pan­ies be­come sub­ject to...
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, Ger­many has widened the scope of its in­vest­ment con­trol to in­clude nu­mer­ous life sci­ence com­pan­ies. The amend­ments to the For­eign Trade and Pay­ments Or­din­ance ("AWV")...
31 January 2018
Ten things every in­surer should know
14 May 2020
European Com­mis­sion post­pones the entry in­to force of CSDR set­tle­ment dis­cip­line...
The Com­mis­sion Del­eg­ated Reg­u­la­tion on set­tle­ment dis­cip­line (the “Set­tle­ment Dis­cip­line RTS”[1]) will now come in­to force on 1 Feb­ru­ary 2021 fol­low­ing in­dustry re­quests for more time for im­ple­ment­a­tion. ...
CMS Italy News­let­ter | 12 Nov 2014
Cred­it fin­an­cing by in­sur­ance com­pan­ies: IVASS is­sues the rel­ev­ant de­cision