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W&I-insurance in M&A-transactions: effective protection or superfluous product?
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • July 31 2013

There are insurance policies for almost everything, so why not also for risks resulting from M&A transactions? It is nothing new that buyers and

CMR and Successive Carriage of Goods
  • Van Steenderen MainportLawyers
  • Germany, Netherlands
  • January 18 2016

On 11 September 2015 the Dutch Supreme Court rendered judgment (C&J Veldhuizen Holding B.V. V Beurskens Allround Cargo B.v., S&S 20161) on the

Germany: reinsurance business by third country firms
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • September 5 2016

In the past, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) published guidance on its web pages concerning correspondence insurance in

Germany: new rules for the business of (re)insurance companies from so-called third countries
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • August 15 2016

The new German Insurance Supervision Act (Versicherungsaufsichtsgesetz, "VAG") came into force on 1 January 2016. Now, based on recent statements by

Update from our European experts - European Pensions Agenda
  • Eversheds
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • October 25 2016

The new IORP Directive has now been finalised and is expected to come into force by the end of this year. EU Member States will have two years to

BaFin: Supervision of insurance undertakings with portfolios in run-off
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Germany
  • March 27 2014

Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has published an article by Dr. Kay Schaumlöffel (dated March 17, 2014) that examines

German VAT decision could have significant impact on co-insurance arrangements in Europe
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Germany
  • March 31 2014

A German court decision has determined that lead commission paid to a lead insurer on a co-insurance arrangement is subject to VAT in Germany. If this

10 things every insurer should know
  • CMS Legal
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Czech Republic, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy
  • April 6 2016

The insurance industry in Albania is relatively new. Prior to 1990, there were no specialised insurance companies operating in the country. After the

German insurance regulator specifies requirements for third country reinsurance undertakings
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Germany
  • September 8 2016

By interpretative decision dated 31 August 2016, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin

Cross-border financing by insurance companies
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • August 12 2015

For a number of years insurance companies have been granting loans to finance large real estate transactions. The low rates of interest currently to