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International Insurance Law Firm

Top ranked CMS Insurance law firm offers expert advice on highly complex matters in a straightforward and commercially minded manner


(Re)insurers, brokers and insureds operate in a highly regulated and complex environment.

Our insurance sector lawyers across the world work with some of the market’s largest insurance businesses, offering exceptional depth and breadth of expertise to deliver comprehensive solutions to the sector:

Claims & Coverage

CMS’ market-leading policy wording and claims practitioners are at the apex of current legal thinking, helping (re)insurers, brokers and risk managers to solve disputes and manage exposure across more than 30 lines of business.

Corporate & Regulatory

Our Corporate Insurance team advises on all aspects of insurance-related transactions and works closely with our financial services, regulatory, claims, competition, employment, pensions, tax, dispute resolution departments and other specialists to deliver a seamless end-to-end service for our clients. Our regulatory specialists advise on UK and EU compliance, handle new products and distribution, and deal with a wide range of agreements. We help insurers deal with the PRA and the FCA and handle supervisory and enforcement issues as diverse as capital adequacy, financial crime and distribution channels. We advise clients across more than 30 lines of business.

Claims & Coverage lines of businessCorporate & Regulatory lines of business
  • Accident & Health
  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Casualty
  • Class Actions/Collective Proceedings
  • Construction CAR/EAR
  • Construction Professionals 
  • Contingency 
  • Cyber 
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability 
  • Education
  • Energy & Power
  • Financial Advisors
  • Healthcare, Medical Negligence and Life Sciences
  • Insurance Intermediaries
  • Lawyers
  • Marine
  • Pension Professionals
  • Personal Injury
  • Policy Wordings and Contract Documentation
  • Political Risk and Trade Credit
  • Property
  • Reinsurance
  • Sanctions
  • Specie, Fine Art & Jewellers’ Block
  • Surveyors
  • Technology
  • Title Indemnity
  • Transaction/Warranty & Indemnity Liability
  • Travel
  • Alternative Risk Transfer / ART
  • Banking
  • Collateral, Credit Support and Credit Risk Mitigation
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Competition
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • De-Risking
  • Employment
  • Equity Capital Market
  • InsurTech
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Investments
  • Joint Ventures
  • Investments, Strategic Alliances, and Partnerships
  • Longevity Transactions and Pension De-Risking
  • M&A
  • Outsourcing
  • Portfolio Transfers
  • Private Equity
  • Procurement
  • Product Development
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Reinsurance
  • Restructuring
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Treasury

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Notwithstanding the extraordinary times we’ve all been operating in, the insurance sector continues to deal with fast-paced changes. Insurance companies should keep up with changing regulations and market trends that will impact on their day-to-day operations and long-term business. It has become crucial for (re)insurers, brokers, their risk managers and general counsels to get the right insight and advice across a wide range of claims and coverage, and regulatory and corporate issues. To deliver the expert responses that the insurance market needs, the CMS Insurance Group has developed a comprehensive programme for 2024.
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29/05/2024
2024 Insurance sector webinar programme
Notwithstanding the extraordinary times we’ve all been operating in, the insurance sector continues to deal with fast-paced changes. Insurance companies should keep up with changing regulations and market trends that will impact on their day-to-day operations and long-term business. It has become crucial for (re)insurers, brokers, their risk managers and general counsels to get the right insight and advice across a wide range of claims and coverage, and regulatory and corporate issues. To deliver the expert responses that the insurance market needs, the CMS Insurance Group has developed a comprehensive programme for 2024.
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