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Insurers, reinsurers, and brokers face an increasingly unpredictable world, not least because of tougher capital and risk requirements impacting on your business. So you can be certain to meet these challenges successfully, you need advisors with specialist knowledge of your sector and a detailed understanding of the evolving regulatory framework. CMS has helped major insurers establish and expand operations in Central and Eastern Europe. We are the market leader in M&A in the sector, offer dedicated regulatory expertise and have extensive experience from distribution of insurance products to defence of class action claims.

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 on a Europe-wide basis by expert lawyers, many of whom have worked in the sector or for 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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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.
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...
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...
16 March 2020
European in­sur­ance re­cov­ery and res­ol­u­tion frame­work now an in­ev­it­ab­il­ity
For a long time, the in­sur­ance in­dustry has suc­cess­fully ral­lied against at­tempts to in­tro­duce a re­cov­ery and res­ol­u­tion re­gime sim­il­ar to the Bank Re­cov­ery and Res­ol­u­tion Dir­ect­ive (BRRD). However, EIOPA’s...
28 February 2020
UK/EU fin­an­cial ser­vices after Brexit -cross bor­der reg­u­la­tion after the...
On 25 Feb­ru­ary, the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the fi­nal ver­sion of its ne­go­ti­at­ing man­date and, two days later, the UK gov­ern­ment set out its ap­proach to our fu­ture re­la­tion­ship with the EU. Ne­go­ti­ations...
24 February 2020
In­sur­ance cloud out­sourcing: EIOPA pub­lishes new Guidelines 
EIOPA has pub­lished the fi­nal text of its Guidelines on out­sourcing to cloud ser­vice pro­viders (the “Guidelines”), fol­low­ing last year’s con­sulta­tion. The Guidelines provide guid­ance to in­surers...
28 January 2020
Avi­ation claims: Po­ten­tial chal­lenge to concept of ac­ci­dent in the Montreal...
A re­cent Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) de­cision in Decem­ber 2019 may give scope to chal­lenge the defin­i­tion and concept of the term “ac­ci­dent” with­in Chapter III - Art­icle 17 (1) of...
17 January 2020
CJEU rules in­surers li­able for not in­form­ing life in­sur­ance policy hold­ers...
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) was re­cently asked to rule on the EU­'s Solvency II Dir­ect­ive (and all earli­er le­gis­la­tions reg­u­lat­ing life in­sur­ance) re­gard­ing the can­cel­la­tion rights of in­sur­ance...
23 December 2019
A new EU op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence frame­work for cy­ber se­cur­ity?
Our re­cent Law-Now art­icle dis­cussed the FCA, PRA and Bank of Eng­land con­sulta­tions on im­prov­ing fin­an­cial sta­bil­ity in the UK mar­kets through op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence. Con­tinu­ing this theme, but now from...
11 December 2019
Re­cent Slov­ak judge­ments in­ter­pret­a­tion of debt­or's re­lated parties to...
The pas­sage of the Slov­ak In­solv­ency Act in 2005 en­shrined the concept of the re­lated party to the debt­or in Slov­ak law. The defin­i­tion was draf­ted so broadly in the law that – apart from the cor­por­ate...
15 November 2019
Brexit and data pro­tec­tion: what to do next (when you don’t know what’s...
Whilst the threat of a no-deal Brexit has been aver­ted for now, the fu­ture is by no means cer­tain. We have high­lighted some of the key is­sues for UK-based or­gan­isa­tions, and the EEA or­gan­isa­tions that...
05 November 2019
Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...