Practices

EXPERTISE ​Insurance & Reinsurance

​We combine a deep market understanding with expertise in applicable regulatory frameworks to provide an innovative and commercial service

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A top tier insurance practice

We provide life and general insurers, reinsurers and other industry participants with strategic advice on a variety of issues. These include restructuring (including portfolio transfers), insurance sector M&A, captive insurance, reinsurance and alternative risk transfer arrangements as well as on product development, distribution agreements and on insurance and regulatory compliance issues. We are also leading advisers to corporates and governments on corporate insurance programmes, insurance requirements for acquisition, service and construction contracts and insurance due diligence.

Representing leading companies

Our clients include: Abbey Life, Aetna, Ageas, AIA, ANZ LMI, Aon, Aviva, Berkshire Hathaway, Chesnara, Chubb, CNP Assurances, Deutsche Bank, Domestic & General, GE/Hallmark, Generali, Genworth Australia, Gryphon Group (Guardian), Hannover Re, Insurance Australia Group, Just Retirement, Liberty International Underwriters, Marsh, Munich Re, Old Mutual/Skandia, Pacific Life, Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), Prudential US, Punter Southall, Sompo Nipponkoa, Nippon Life, Swiss Re, TAL, VidaCaixa and Westpac Life/BT.

Business Experts

Our full service, multidisciplinary global team comprises leading sector specialists with an impressive track record advising on transactions and legal and regulatory matters. We pride ourselves on providing consistency in the quality of advice throughout all our jurisdictions, whilst maintaining a strong culture of enterprise and client-focus.

Global team

Our insurance team operates on a global basis and comprises over 20 partners in 10 different countries. We have partners on the ground across the globe in the key insurance markets, enabling us to service clients based in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Their attention to detail is good, they work well across practices and they have good knowledge of the insurance industry. CHAMBERS 2018

Proud to be recognised

Ashurst is a leading international law firm and is proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for the contribution we make.

  • 2017

    Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

    Insurance Team of the Year

  • 2015

    LEGAL BUSINESS

    Shortlisted for Insurance Team of the Year

  • 2015

    The Lawyer

    Shortlisted for Corporate Team of the Year

  • 2017

    LEGAL 500 UK

    Insurance

  • 2016

    CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS UK

    Insurance

  • 2016

    CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS ASIA-PACIFIC

    Insurance

  • 2016

    CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE

    Insurance

  • 2016

    LEGAL 500 ASIA PACIFIC

    Insurance

  • 2015

    LEGAL 500 EUROPE

    Insurance

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We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

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