Norton Rose Fulbright advises DUAL Europe in acquisition of Swiss Re’s Marine team in Italy

Global Press release - Business April 2024

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised DUAL Europe (DUAL) in its acquisition of Swiss Re’s Genoa-based Marine team, gaining the authority to write Marine business for Swiss Re going forward.

As a result of this transaction, DUAL significantly strengthens its presence in Europe, offering the international broker market access to a comprehensive suite of Marine solutions predominantly in Ocean and Inland Hull, Builders Risks, Cargo and Land-based Equipment. DUAL has plans to further expand and diversify its Marine product range.

The Norton Rose Fulbright team advising on this transaction was led by Milan-based partner Salvatore Iannitti, head of the corporate practice in Italy, with focus on extraordinary transactions and regulatory assistance to financial institutions. Salvatore was assisted by counsel Pietro Altomani, associate Alessandro Bello and trainee Lamberto Baraldi, and for employment law issues by partner Attilio Pavone and senior associate Irene Bega.

DUAL is the specialist underwriting arm of Howden Group Holdings, one of the world’s largest international underwriting agencies, with US$3.5bn of GWP. DUAL’s investment in data and technology enables it to deliver over 70 products and services with speed and efficiency to 11,000 broker partners working with over 70 carrier partners worldwide.

For further information please contact:

Cristiana Santilli, Business Development Executive

Tel: +39 02 8635 941  


Head of Italy
Senior Associate