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We know that as an insurer, intermediary or reinsurer you are acting in a world that is unpredictable. And a world that changes faster and faster. Our insurance specialists know all the ins and outs of your industry. They stand firmly by your commercial interests and can assist you anywhere in the world. Many of our lawyers have a background in the insurance world themselves. Therefore they know how complex your industry can be. We assist both non-life and life insurers and enterprises such as transport companies, leasing companies, manufacturers, real estate companies and public entities. We are there to support you, in the Netherlands and abroad. Our goal is the result that best fits your organization.

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‘This is one of the biggest liability and insurance teams in the market. They combine great knowledge with a pragmatic approach. A very flexible team that is not focused on the billable hours, but on the result for their clients. Of course we also sometimes work with other law firms, but at the end of the day this does not lead to the same level of service/knowledge. This team also believes in knowledge sharing and also organises many great events each year to share their experiences for free with all parties interested.‘

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

‘The individuals I work with think as though they are entrepreneurs/employers so apart from being specialists in law they are capable of thinking on the same lines as clients on various levels, national and international. If necessary they can connect very quickly with other colleagues of other sections. Furthermore they develop new judicial services for our clients with us.‘

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

One client singles out the team's "pragmatic approach, knowledge and international network”.

Chambers Europe, 2020

"CMS offers a broad range of expertise spanning D&O, personal injury, product liability, and reinsurance in conjunction with M&A assistance in the construction, healthcare, and aviation sectors."

The Legal 500, 2019

"Capable of handling the most difficult issues" and provides "a very good international network that really works seamlessly."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"They are very approachable and responsive."

Chambers Europe, 2019

"very good understanding of cross-border matters."

The Legal 500, 2018
Ten things every in­surer should know
Alex Denslow, CMS Lon­don: “De­lighted to launch the 3rd ed. of “10 Things Every In­surer Should Know”, in which we com­pare 10 key in­sur­ance is­sues across 29 jur­is­dic­tions where the CMS In­sur­ance Sec­tor Group op­er­ates”.This guide is also avail­able in e-guide format, please click here for more de­tails.
12 September 2018
Trans­form­ing In­sur­ance
In June 2018, a num­ber of seni­or fig­ures from the in­sur­ance in­dustry gathered for a round-table at the CMS of­fices to dis­cuss the eth­ic­al and reg­u­lat­ory im­plic­a­tions of the use of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) in the sec­tor. In this re­port, we high­light the themes that emerged, and how par­ti­cipants feel the in­dustry is re­spond­ing to the chal­lenges and op­por­tun­it­ies that AI brings.
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to In­sur­ance
This leg­al doc­u­ment is com­par­ing and con­trast­ing ten key in­sur­ance is­sues across some of the jur­is­dic­tions in which we op­er­ate.
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02 April 2020
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12 March 2020
Top rank­ings CMS in Cham­bers Europe 2020
28 January 2020
Avi­ation claims: Po­ten­tial chal­lenge to concept of ac­ci­dent in the Montreal...
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