Nicolò d’Elia began his collaboration with CMS in 2013. He is currently acting as the firm's Counsel, working at both CMS Milan and the London office, and is a member of CMS's Dispute Resolution & Insurance team.
Nicolò's insurance industry experience includes secondments to major insurance companies in London as well as heading up the Italian Desk of the Insurance and Reinsurance Group in the CMS London office.
Nicolò's expertise has been reinforced by ten years experience in complex insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution cases, regularly advising domestic and foreign life and non-life insurance companies, brokers and agents on a wide range of claims (e.g. D&O, PI, PO, MedMal, GL, bonds, etc.). He has also represented insurers before the Italian Courts, Arbitration Tribunals and in mediation procedures.
Nicolò has carried out audits on behalf of insurers for MGA and TPA law firms, and represents and assists CMS clients in cases before IVASS (the Italian Insurance Regulator) for alleged infringements of insurance law and regulations.
With significant experience in regulatory matters, corporate issues (also relating to M&A deals), compliance and intermediation, Nicolò regularly drafts and localises commercial contracts, such as distribution agreements, and insurance policies. He also assists underwriters in placing W&I policies.