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Key challenges for the insurance sector are efficient structuring of sales forces and distribution processes and competition for distribution capacities. We advise on bancassurance and assurbanking agreements, distribution agreements with other financial services providers, distribution platforms and broker organisations or the increase in distribution activities via the Internet.

Our team also advises on the legal structuring of insurance products and their compliance especially with insurance regulatory and insurance contract law as well as investment law.

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Blue light trails at night

Publications: 26 September 2022

(Re)insurers prepare for tighter boardroom governance rules

With new rules on the governance of insurance company boards coming into force from the end of this month, Paul Péporté and Helena Finn outline the main changes.

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Stock information on screen

Publications: 28 July 2022

Equity capital markets in 2022: Europe cools, the Middle East heats up. What next?

The equity capital markets have faced challenging conditions in H1 2022. European markets cooled, the Middle East boomed.

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business man handing insurance policy form to woman

News: 20 July 2022

Allen & Overy advises Athora on the acquisition of a closed life insurance portfolio from AXA Germany

Allen & Overy has advised Athora Deutschland GmbH (Athora Germany) on the acquisition of a closed book portfolio of deferred annuities and endowments of the former DBV-Winterthur Life (DWL) from AXA…

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Climate change

Publications: 15 July 2022

Risks for directors in the spotlight: Climate litigation

In this article we shine the spotlight on an emerging risk for directors - that of direct claims against them relating to acts or omissions addressing climate change.  We briefly consider this fast…

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