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.
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.
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
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.Read more
News: 10 FEBRUARY 2020
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.Read more
Publications: 03 FEBRUARY 2020
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.Read more
News: 09 JANUARY 2020
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.Read more
The team led by Dr Jan Schröder, Dr Christian Eichner and Frank Herring is considered an "unrivalled centre of competence that is second to no one when advising in the insurance sector"
Juve Handbook 2011/2012
A leading team for all-round advice to the insurance sector
JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015 (Insurance: Corporate advice to Insurers)
Outstanding to exceptional
Legal 500 Germany 2014 (Insurance)
Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law
JUVE Awards 2012