Insurance

Our global team of insurance lawyers advises many of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers on their most significant corporate, regulatory and transactional matters as well as on complex claims, class actions, disputes and investigations.

We have particular experience in blockchain, smart contracts and distributed ledger technologies, which are now the subject of both proof of concept trials and live deployments by insurance companies. We also help clients analyze, manage and mitigate the associated legal and regulatory risks related to the deployment of insurance technology or InsurTech, which is having a transformative effect on both the commercial and retail sectors of the insurance industry.

Operating from each of the world’s key insurance markets and with specialist lawyers drawn from across our practice, our clients benefit from our cutting-edge legal experience and deep industry knowledge to provide tailored solutions to their most challenging and high profile assignments.

Hong Kong serves as the regional headquarters for many global insurance groups and multinational brokerage firms, and is a key market in its own right. 

Our team is well versed in advising insurance companies on both corporate finance transactions and M&A transactions, and on the ever-evolving insurance regulatory regimes throughout Asia Pacific.

While traditional insurers still dominate the market, InsurTech has rapidly developed in Hong Kong due to the Insurance Authority introducing the Fast Track Scheme for digital-only insurance providers and the InsurTech sandbox. This has fueled growth in Hong Kong's InsurTech market. 

In addition, warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance has developed rapidly in Asia over the last decade, and an increasing number of insurers are competing to offer W&I coverage. Our Hong Kong team has advised most of these insurers across dozens of deals involving most jurisdictions in the region, and is a market leader in this growing field. 

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Market recognition

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong: Insurance The Legal 500, 2023