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Insurance Regulatory and Compliance

We are a market leader in the provision of legal and regulatory advice to insurers and financial institutions.

We regularly advise regulators and governments, as well as insurers and reinsurers in relation to regulatory issues.  We cover the full range of regulatory matters from authorisation, governance and solvency to engagement with supervisors. In a transactional context, our regulatory experts help manage execution risk associated with complex deals, often involving multiple regulated sectors and jurisdictions.

Our team is heavily engaged in advising in relation to Solvency II and work closely with clients, trade associations and regulators to help shape the regulatory agenda.  Our Regulatory Investigations group advises companies and individuals involved in FSA investigations and enforcement proceedings.

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News: 17 AUGUST 2020

Advising Rothesay on the transfer of its Irish annuity business to Monument

Allen & Overy has advised UK insurer Rothesay Life Plc (Rothesay) on the transfer of its Irish annuity business to Irish insurer Monument Life Insurance DAC (Monument). The transfer will take effect…

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Publications: 20 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: key legal considerations for bancassurance arrangements

The ultimate consequences of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic remain unclear, but banks and insurers have begun to take stock of the potential risks and liabilities that they may face.

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Publications: 20 APRIL 2020

Impact of Brexit on Luxembourg life insurance companies

Investments made by unit-linked life insurance products in UK external funds and in UK issuers may be subject to lower investment limits and/or changes in investment policies.

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Publications: 17 OCTOBER 2019

Latest updates on the China financial sector: lifting foreign shareholding caps

On 11 October 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced a clearer accelerated timeframe for lifting foreign shareholding caps (i.e. 51%) in futures companies, public securities…

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