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Tag Archives: M&A

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, Spain

A rise in W&I insurance in Spain

First published in the International Bar Association’s August newsletter In recent years the Spanish Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) market has seen in an increase in warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance as a means to cover certain transactions risks, namely those losses or liabilities arising from a breach of warranty or a representation. Click here to continue

Posted in Market developments, Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

Upcoming Webinar: Insurance M&A – recent developments in the sector

Tuesday 23 May 2017 17.00 – 17.50BST/18.00 – 18.50 CEST/12.00 – 12.50 EDT What can we expect from M&A in the insurance industry in 2017?  Will businesses pause in pursuit of their M&A plans as a consequence of the forthcoming UK elections, Article 50 negotiations and Trump’s agenda amongst other factors or will M&A activity

Posted in Asia, China and Hong Kong, Regulatory and legislative updates

China’s draft regulations to affect investment in Chinese insurance companies

On 29 December 2016, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC“) commenced public consultation on the amended Administrative Measures for Equities of Insurance Companies (Draft for comments) (the “Draft Measures“), setting out a new regulatory regime for investment in Chinese insurance companies. Lowered Maximum Shareholding Percentage The market sees the Draft Measures as CIRC’s reaction to

Posted in Germany, Market developments

Germany: M&A and Corporate Restructuring of Insurance Companies in the Light of Solvency II

In view of the impending Solvency II Directive (Directive 2009/138/EC), which will be fully applied as of 1 January 2016, and the considerable changes associated with the directive, the (German) insurance landscape will not remain in its current state. Solvency II will change the capital and own funds requirements, the valuation of assets and liabilities

Posted in Asia, Regulatory and legislative updates

China: new rules allow insurers to buy stakes in two insurers which operate the same line of business

On 21 March 2014, China’s insurance regulator, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (the “CIRC“), issued the Administrative Measures on Insurance Company Mergers and Acquisitions (in Chinese: 中国保险公司收购合并管理办法). The new measures now allow an acquiring party to take controlling interests in two insurance companies that engage in the same type of business activities – subject to