The firm provides legal and regulatory advice to insurers and reinsurers and their underwriters in respect of insurance issues and on the practical impact of the changes in European and Italian insurance regulation.
Providing contentious and advisory services to all parties within the insurance business, we work with overseas insurers and many syndicates, companies, captives, brokers, and loss adjusters which form the nucleus of the London market and their insureds.
The firm has a leading Italian practice advising insurance sector clients on the development of new products, drafting and revising insurance and reinsurance policies and documentation, and on a wide range of regulatory, defence, commercial risks, energy, marine/aviation, insolvency and technology matters. Our clients include major international insurers and reinsurers, and underwriters at Lloyd’s. We also advise our clients on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the insurance sector.
Regulatory Advice and Compliance Matters
We regularly provide insurance sector clients and their other advisors with specific and general regulatory advice and assist in compliance matters. We have significant experience with the regulatory framework governing the insurance sector at both EU and Italian levels.
Commercial Risks and Litigation
We have extensive expertise in the litigation and alternative dispute resolution aspects of commercial insurance matters, including coverage, D&O, energy, environmental, liability, marine, non-marine, aviation, P&C, reinsurance, special risks and subrogation, as well as the defence of disability and life claims. Our clients include international insurance companies, as well as Lloyd’s syndicates.
The firm deals with high value, complex and high-profile insurance and reinsurance disputes, often with an international element. Matters dealt with include resolving insurance and reinsurance policy wording disputes, dealing with policy avoidance issues and advising on issues relating to breach of warranty or breach of condition.
The firm successfully represents the UK branch of a Swiss reinsurance group in the subrogation action against an Italian entity in bankruptcy proceedings. With regard to this case, it is important to highlight that the subrogation
Acting for Lloyd’s Underwriters the firm successfully defended a claim lodged by the insured before the Milan Court of Appeal for the payment of the indemnity for an alleged loss under a Jewellers’ Block Policy.In its