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Some recent changes have been reshaping the insurance industry. The global pandemic has forced the development of innovative digital solutions and services to maintain and expand business both in selling and offering new services and products of which technology is an integral part.

On the other hand, digitalization has also brought an increase in data breaches and the need for insurance companies to ensure that their customers, and themselves, have the right systems in place to prevent a cyberattack and respond quickly in the event of one. Alongside these changes, climate change is also taking an increasingly frequent place, with extreme weather-related events leading to an increasing number of claims.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our dedicated team understands your needs and works to strategically define tailor-made solutions.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • Litigation and claims reporting
  • Insurances arbitration
  • Mergers, acquisitions and other transactions
  • Regulation
  • Insurance policies draw up and update
  • Pension funds
  • Competition
  • Insurances taxation

We have an in-depth knowledge of how insurance law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.


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