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Poland

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
PKO BP (the biggest Pol­ish uni­ver­sal re­tail bank) - provid­ing com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice in­clud­ing cor­por­ate, reg­u­lat­ory, tax and com­pet­i­tion is­sues as well as and par­ti­cip­a­tion in ne­go­ti­ations in con­nec­tion with the banc as­sur­ance pro­ject in­volving

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20 July 2020
COV­ID-19 and the CEE in­sur­ance in­dustry
This CMS guide looks at the ten most fre­quent ques­tions re­ceived from the in­sur­ance in­dustry re­gard­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. Down­load here.
14 March 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to in­sur­ance law and reg­u­la­tion
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on in­sur­ance law and reg­u­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
21 September 2020
The Com­mit­tee of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters for Di­git­isa­tion ad­op­ted the...
“Policy for the de­vel­op­ment of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence in Po­land” is a doc­u­ment that sup­ports and com­ple­ments oth­er doc­u­ments con­cern­ing AI ad­op­ted by Po­land, in­clud­ing Strategy for Re­spons­ible De­vel­op­ment,...
4 June 2018
CMS ad­vises Gen­er­ali on the ac­quis­i­tion of Con­cor­dia Ubezpieczenia
CMS is ad­vising Gen­er­ali, one of the world’s largest in­sur­ance groups, on the ac­quis­i­tion of en­tit­ies from the Con­cor­dia Ubezpieczenia group.
19 August 2020
Pol­ish hold­ing com­pany law bill sub­mit­ted to pub­lic con­sulta­tion
On 5 Au­gust this year the Min­istry of State As­sets pub­lished a bill amend­ing the Act - Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Code. In re­sponse to the un­cer­tain­ties re­lated to the func­tion­ing of groups of com­pan­ies in...
9 October 2017
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
CMS Po­land is in­vit­ing third, fourth and fifth year law stu­dents to take part in a law com­pet­i­tion. Par­ti­cipants have to come up with the best solu­tion to a leg­al prob­lem con­cern­ing la­bour law.
27 July 2020
Po­land: Sole traders will be treated as con­sumers
As of 1 Janu­ary 2021, nat­ur­al per­sons con­duct­ing a busi­ness activ­ity (“sole traders”) will be able to be­ne­fit from con­sumer pro­tec­tion with re­gard to con­tracts dir­ectly con­nec­ted with their busi­ness...
21 October 2016
CMS ad­vises AIG on sale of CEE as­sets to Fair­fax
CMS has ad­vised Amer­ic­an In­ter­na­tion­al Group, Inc. on the Cent­ral European as­pects of the sale of some of its in­sur­ance op­er­a­tions to Fair­fax Fin­an­cial Hold­ings Lim­ited
06 July 2020
Up­date: Po­land to strengthen su­per­vi­sion over for­eign (re)in­surers
Pol­ish Par­lia­ment has ad­op­ted a law aimed at in­tro­du­cing changes to the ex­ist­ing (re)in­sur­ance reg­u­la­tions con­cern­ing for­eign EU in­surers and re­in­surers op­er­at­ing in Po­land. The changes will come in­to...
13 October 2016
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
CMS Po­land is in­vit­ing third, fourth and fifth year law stu­dents to take part in a law com­pet­i­tion. Par­ti­cipants have to come up with the best solu­tion to a leg­al prob­lem con­cern­ing la­bour law.
02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter...
24/05/2016
New coun­sel ap­point­ments for CMS Po­land