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Effectively overlaying the firm's regulatory expertise with a market-leading corporate transactional capability, Allen & Overy Luxembourg excels at handling insurance M&A. Pierre Schleimer has 'very deep insurance law knowledge' and, working alongside André Marc, recently advised Allianz Group on the acquisition of the legal protection insurance subsidiary DAS Switzerland and assets of DAS Luxembourg and Slovakia from German insurance group ERGO Group. Peter Myners  also regularly handles insurance-related M&A and corporate transactions; he recently advised Global Bankers Insurance Group on its acquisition of NN Life Luxembourg. Counsel Paul Péporté is recommended for his insurance regulatory knowledge.

'Market leading in the jurisdiction', Arendt & Medernach combines deep regulatory knowledge with corporate expertise to provide a compelling offering to insurance entities across M&A in the sector, advice on establishing new products and on licensing requirements. Pierre-Michaël de Waersegger and Paul Mousel have an excellent reputation in the market and have been acting for numerous insurance companies on relocation strategies in light of Brexit. Christian Point handles a range of insurance litigation, including coverage disputes.

'True specialists in the insurance field', Philippe & Partners provides a 'responsive and pragmatic' service to many leading insurance companies, which are appreciative of the firm's 'ability to provide effective updates on forthcoming regulatory changes'. Benefiting from 'vast practical experience in the insurance business', Marc Gouden  is 'one of the most  knowledgeable practitioners in the market for insurance matters'.

Bolstered by the arrival of market-leading insurance regulatory practitioner Karine Vilret in October 2018 from KLEYR GRASSO, Wildgen provides the full range of insurance (including life insurance) and reinsurance-related advice, including on standalone regulatory matters, as well as the regulatory issues associated with corporate activity in the sector. Michel Bulach is also recommended.

At Baker McKenzie, Jean-François Findling has substantial insurance regulatory knowledge which he puts to good use advising clients in the industry on ongoing operational matters, on product launches and corporate activity. He recently advised US-based global specialty insurer, Navigators Group, on its acquisition of speciality insurance company, Assurances Continentales – Continentale Verzekeringen, and Bracht, Deckers & Mackelbert, an insurance underwriting agency.

At Bonn & Schmitt, the 'very strong' Armel Waisse has significant  insurance law expertise (across both general and life insurance policies) and is regularly instructed by insurance companies to ensure that documentation is in accordance with local and EU laws. Senior counsel Chantal Keereman is also recommended.

Led by the ‘responsive and professional' Vivian Walry, CMS handles a range of standalone regulatory advisory work, as well as insurance-related M&A. Walry recently advised Groupe des Assurances du Credit Mutuel on its acquisition of Nord Europe Assurance.

Although it was considerably weakened in relation to pure insurance regulatory expertise following the departure in October 2018 of Karine Vilret to Wildgen, KLEYR GRASSO still has insurance capability on the M&A and litigation fronts by virtue of the expertise of Rina Breininger and Rosario Grasso, respectively.

MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour SARL 'combines extensive knowledge of the Luxembourg insurance sector with a responsive and pragmatic approach'. Michel Molitor heads the team that also includes 'reactive and practical' senior associate Sophie Lamothe and Jacques Wolter, who regularly handles insurance disputes as part of his broad-ranging commercial litigation practice.

Schiltz et Schiltz has an excellent reputation in the insurance litigation field. Franz Schiltz is recommended.

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