Blog: Insurance transactions and advisory – Kennedys Law

Our insurance transactions and advisory services

Insurance transactions

We advise leading insurance, reinsurance and insurance intermediary clients on their strategic transactions, from M&A, corporate finance and structural reorganisations including sale and purchase contracts for companies and businesses, divestments and investments, portfolio transfers and run-off arrangements, to strategic alliances such as joint ventures, co-operation agreements, shareholder agreements.

Our teams also have extensive experience of drafting and negotiating all types distribution and commercial arrangements. These include distribution agreements, bancassurance, terms of business, broker and client contracts, IT agreements, marketing, consultancy and agency agreements, supply and other commercial contracts, employment arrangements and transfers.

A significant amount of the work we undertake is of a complex nature, whether in a single jurisdiction or across multiple borders. 

Insurance advisory and regulatory       

We provide regulatory advice on a range of current, complex and critical issues to insurers, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries across the globe, and offer our insurance clients specialist advice on financial regulation and compliance matters applicable to their products and businesses. This includes advising and supporting both on the establishment of new insurance and related business in a single or multiple jurisdictions and on strategic transformation projects, whether for example developing new business areas or digitalised customer journeys, outsourcing material parts of the business, or creating a new insurtech startup.

We regularly advise boards of directors and committees of the board on governance, including on requirements in the developing ESG arena, and on policies and procedures, as well as on risk and capital-related matters. We also provide support on complex legal and regulatory issues at the heart of significant corporate transactions.

We regularly share insights on topical issues and provide regular thought leadership on focus areas for the industry.

Given our global footprint with locally admitted lawyers in many jurisdictions, our firm also provides regulatory advice on cross-border insurance, including on the scope of allowed non-admitted activity in the various jurisdictions under one umbrella service.

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