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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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29 April 2021
In­sur­ance Dis­pute Ar­bit­rat­or
Dur­ing a re­cent We­bin­ar, the Sec­ret­ary Gen­er­al of IVASS (i.e. the Itali­an In­sur­ance Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity), Mr. Stefano De Pol­is, made im­port­ant state­ments re­gard­ing the main fea­tures of the Ar­bit­rat­or...
12 April 2021
EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
26 March 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
24 March 2021
IVASS re­leases cla­ri­fic­a­tions on Or­der no. 97/2020: pro­hib­i­tion to re­gister...
IVASS has spe­cified that com­men­cing from 31 March 2021 in­ter­me­di­ar­ies op­er­at­ing un­der the free­dom to provide ser­vice (FOS) in Italy can­not re­gister their col­lab­or­at­ors in the Re­gister of In­sur­ance In­ter­me­di­ar­ies...
01 March 2021
The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...
16 February 2021
Fight­ing poor med­ic­a­tion ad­her­ence in the European Uni­on: The Grav­it­ate-Health...
Nowadays, European cit­izens can ob­tain a great amount of in­form­a­tion (on­line and off­line) about any medi­cine. However, this in­form­a­tion is in many cases un­re­li­able and dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand, en­cour­aging...
10/02/2020
On 9 Feb­ru­ary 2021 the Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree No. 187 of 30 Decem­ber 2020 came...
On 9 Feb­ru­ary 2021 the Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree No. 187 of Decem­ber 30, 2020 came in­to force, set­ting forth Sup­ple­ment­ary and Cor­rect­ive Pro­vi­sions to Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree No. 68 of 21 May 2018, im­ple­ment­ing...
22 January 2021
EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...
13 January 2021
Bel­gian trans­ition­al re­gime for the UK in­sur­ance in­dustry
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, the Brexit trans­ition peri­od came to an end and the United King­dom (“UK”) of­fi­cially left the European Uni­on. The UK can now no longer en­joy the be­ne­fits of the in­tern­al mar­ket...
13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
05 January 2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...