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Building on the firm’s deep expertise in insurance, our corporate insurance team delivers technically sound, pragmatic advice on corporate and commercial matters to a wide range of clients operating in the insurance sector.

We help our clients implement their strategies and grow their businesses. In order to do so, we bring together specialists from across the firm, including specialists in corporate, commercial, tax and regulatory areas, who work together to ensure that our advice provides a seamless solution to our clients’ requirements.

Operating from our five offices across the UK, our seven partner team advises our insurance sector clients including Lloyds and non-Lloyds insurers, re-insurers, insurance brokers and MGAs.

what we do...

  • Regulatory issues – including advice on authorisations, the scope of permissions and the impact of Solvency II.
  • Commercial contracts - including agency agreements, aggregator and other distribution agreements, delegated authority and outsourcing agreements.
  • Corporate finance – we regularly advise on raising capital, restructuring, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Tax – including the availability of exemptions from VAT.
  • Data protection & information security - we advise on policies and procedures for the protection of sensitive and confidential data.
  • Schemes - we advise on product development, policy wording, client communications and terms of business.
  • Employment - we advise on all aspects of employment law, including enforcement of post termination restrictions.

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Legal updates

Legal and regulatory monthly update - September 2019

The latest update covering delegated authority, insurance product development, the senior insurance managers regime, data protection, operational control frameworks, Lloyds market, and horizon scanning.

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Legal updates

The disappearance of LIBOR

Companies should undertake a comprehensive review and audit to identify those products and legacy contracts that are LIBOR-linked and carry out an in-depth risk assessment of discontinuation. Where possible, companies should look at appointing an individual to oversee the programme.

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Legal updates

Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP

The Court of Appeal has set out six steps to be considered when applying the ‘SAAMCo’ scope of duty principle in auditors’ negligence cases.

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Legal updates

W&I insurance and sell-side due diligence

The purpose of this note is to highlight the difficulties with vendor due diligence in the context of W&I insurance.

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