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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

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News: 05 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy advises Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy

Allen & Overy has advised Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy. The deal, announced on 4 March 2021, is one of the most significant M&A deals in the insurance sector in recent…

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Publications: 28 JANUARY 2021

A comparative overview of the Hong Kong and Singapore regulatory frameworks for the supervision of insurance groups

The Hong Kong government recently announced that the insurance group-wide supervision framework (GWS framework) will commence on 29 March 2021. The GWS framework will be implemented via the Insurance…

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Publications: 22 JANUARY 2021

Luxembourg insurance and reinsurance companies

The CAA extends the restrictions on dividend payments and other distributions.

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Publications: 22 DECEMBER 2020

Singapore: Banks, asset managers and insurers to implement Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) ESG Guidelines

Banks, asset managers and insurers have 18 months to introduce and implement environmental risk management practices in accordance with new Guidelines on Environmental Risk Management. 

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