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Insurance

Allen & Overy’s lawyers advise national and international clients from the insurance industry.

Our industry expertise and comprehensive professional advisory services enable us to provide legal support to domestic and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies as well as service providers in the insurance industry on all business-related issues.

Highly specialized advisory support on all aspects of company pension schemes (including CTA models and pensioner companies) rounds out our package of advisory services.

Our team

The Insurance sector group’s core team members are lawyers from Allen & Overy’s Corporate Insurance Practice. We have long-standing experience in corporate and regulatory issues related to transactions, reorganisation measures, investments and other sector-specific matters.

In addition, we have experts in capital markets, antitrust, tax and employment law with specific sector expertise. We co-operate frequently with the competent regulatory authorities, enabling us to ensure adequate solutions in transactions and other regulatory issues. 

Our focus

The interdisciplinary Insurance sector group advises on transactions and reorganisation measures of national and international insurance groups as well as insurance mediation and distribution issues. We provide product-specific advice and we support insurance and reinsurance companies in Germany and abroad.  Our advice covers establishment of business activities for compliance and risk management matters, group and corporate law issues and insurance-specific dispute resolution. Commercially sound solutions come from in-depth industry sector knowledge.

Our Insurance sector group guarantees innovative and creative solutions that enhance the competitiveness of domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies.

News & insights

Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: are you protected under your Business Interruption Policy?

Members of Allen & Overy’s Insurance and Litigation teams held a call to discuss the extent to which business interruption policies protect against losses arising from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. 

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News: 10 FEBRUARY 2020

Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes agree GBP10 billion longevity swap

Allen & Overy has advised Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Limited (the Trustee) on longevity insurance and reinsurance arrangements to protect certain Lloyds Banking Group pension schemes from the cost of unexpected increases in the life expectancy of its members.

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Publications: 03 FEBRUARY 2020

New regulation relaxes foreign ownership requirements for Indonesian insurers

From January 2020, there has been a relaxation to the existing restrictions on foreign equity ownership of an Indonesian insurer, which will “grandfather” existing foreign ownership interests in excess of the 80% threshold and permit capital increases and spin-offs of Sharia units by insurers without strict adherence to the 80:20 rule.  

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News: 09 JANUARY 2020

Global trends in private M&A

We have recently produced a client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Our findings draw on an in-depth analysis of more than 1,250 private M&A deals that A&O has advised on globally over the last eight years, looking at deal dynamics, execution risks and deal terms. This has given us exceptional insight into global and regional trends in market practice.

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