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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.

Prompt, reliable and very user-friendly.
Chambers, 2016

With 100 insurance lawyers across over 60 offices worldwide, 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.

Our top-rated Insurance Team in Poland can advise you on the development, review and distribution of insurance products, as well as the development of cooperation models with insurance intermediaries, including bancassurance projects. We also have extensive experience in representing insurers in class actions.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in In­sur­ance in Po­land

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to In­sur­ance
17 Jan 20
CJEU rules in­surers li­able for not in­form­ing life in­sur­ance policy...
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...
15 Jan 20
Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity pub­lished good prac­tices con­cern­ing...
At the end of Decem­ber 2019, the Of­fice of the Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity (“PF­SA”) pub­lished a set of good prac­tices con­cern­ing the ap­point­ment, com­pos­i­tion and op­er­a­tion of an audit com­mit­tee...
13 Jan 20
Fin­an­cial reg­u­lat­or’s po­s­i­tion on di­vidends in fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions
In Decem­ber 2019, the Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity (“PF­SA”) pub­lished po­s­i­tion state­ments on the as­sump­tions un­der­ly­ing the 2020 di­vidend policy of the fol­low­ing en­tit­ies:  banks...
23 Dec 19
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...
26 Nov 19
KNF’s draft com­mu­niqué on cloud com­put­ing
Re­cently, the Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity (“KNF”) presen­ted a draft com­mu­niqué on cloud com­put­ing op­er­a­tions in­volving leg­ally pro­tec­ted in­form­a­tion (“Draft”). The Draft relates to...
15 Nov 19
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...
14 Nov 19
Up­date: Over­haul of the Pol­ish pen­sion sys­tem is back on the agenda
The Pol­ish gov­ern­ment again has ad­op­ted a draft law aimed at in­tro­du­cing fun­da­ment­al changes to the Pol­ish pen­sion sys­tem. The draft law is sched­uled to enter in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020 (ini­tially it...
07 Nov 19
Changes on the ho­ri­zon: the new policy on pen­al­ties for in­fringing...
Un­der the Pol­ish law, the max­im­um fine which the Pres­id­ent of the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“OC­CP”) can im­pose on an en­tre­pren­eur that in­fringed con­sumer rights can­not ex­ceed...
05 Nov 19
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...
31 Oct 19
Pol­ish in­sur­ance watch­dog to ac­tion "product in­ter­ven­tion" meas­ures?
The Pol­ish Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Au­thor­ity (“PF­SA”) just now ad­op­ted the product in­ter­ven­tion as­sump­tions in re­spect of unit-linked in­sur­ance product. By way of a re­mind­er – the product in­ter­ven­tion...
10 May 19
Po­land: the Pres­id­ent of the OC­CP on mys­tery shop­ping
Re­cently, Pol­ish Pres­id­ent of the Of­fice of Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (“OC­CP”) has pub­lished a com­mu­niqué re­gard­ing the mys­tery shop­ping re­view that the Pres­id­ent un­der­take at the end of...