ESG, InsurTechs, DORA, captives – there are a great many new legal issues facing the insurance sector.

Our lawyers in the insurance sector group at Oppenhoff advise on all important areas, whether relating to insurance law, supervisory law, corporate law/M&A, IT, data protection, labour law, litigation, tax law, capital investments or venture capital.

We work in close collaboration with you to develop customised and business-oriented solutions. Leading national and international insurers and reinsurers, insurance brokers and insurance-related service providers as well as their corporate bodies have placed their trust in us for many years now.

Our range of advice in the insurance sector includes:

  • National and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions (e.g. mergers, demergers, portfolio transfers)

  • IT and data protection: outsourcing, use of apps, platforms and cloud services, big data, artificial intelligence, DORA, GDPR
  • Insurance supervision compliance, e.g. for corporate governance, outsourcing of functions, company contracts, remuneration issues, investment strategies or capitalisation
  • InsurTechs and venture capital investments
  • Equity and financial products
  • Structuring of distribution systems and agreements, trade supervision (authorisation and registration, ongoing supervision), IDD
  • Reinsurance and retrocession contracts
  • Industry-specific competition/antitrust law
  • Insurance tax compliance and procedures
  • Disputes, in particular on major claims and arbitration proceedings in the reinsurance sector
  • Transactional risk insurance (W&I) both on the part of insurers and on the part of transaction parties
  • Development of insurance products


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