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The CMS Insurance Practice has worked within the insurance and reinsurance markets for over half a century, supporting both carriers and intermediaries worldwide. Our long-term involvement in the sector means that we can support clients to make the most of these new opportunities and we understand the issues businesses are facing today.

Many of our lawyers have worked in the insurance sector, which means we understand the complexities of your markets. Wherever you require guidance, our multi-disciplinary specialists can help you.

Our South African based team provides unique expertise in corporate advice on mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution & litigation, employment law to support brokers or insurers with a team or key personnel issue, property advice, structured finance and regulatory and compliance.

Whether you are an insurer, broker, reinsurer or insured party, you face an increasingly unpredictable world. From day-to-day operational matters to strategic planning, liability and disputes resolution, policy drafting, coverage and regulatory issues, your world is changing rapidly as tougher capital and risk requirements impact your business. With 100 specialist lawyers in over 70 offices, we are attuned to your commercial interests and can protect them in your home market and across borders. Our approach is based on strong local legal knowledge delivered to you on a European-wide basis by experts who truly understand the insurance sector.

Whether you require guidance on claims, regulation policy drafting, wider business disputes, M&A, capital raisings and restructurings, cyber liability, HR, tax, real estate or commercial issues, our multi-disciplinary specialists can help you.

We have a recognised domestic and cross-border track record of delivering for clients on the most complex transactional and advisory engagements in this sector. Equally, In the event of a domestic or cross-border insurance or reinsurance dispute, we can guide you through the disputes process, striving to secure the best business outcome

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10/01/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team