Insurance

The full-service nature of our firm allows us to assist the insurance industry, large businesses and institutions with all legal services, from transactional work and advice to litigation.

Depending on our clients’ needs, we assemble a bespoke team of experts to address all the issues involved. We have in-depth expertise in insurance distribution, regulatory issues, life and non-life insurance, policy wording, insurance tax, insurance M&A, InsurTech and data protection, pensions and benefits, reinsurance and captives, securitisation, and insurance litigation and arbitration.

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BE Law

Stibbe represents major insurance company

Stibbe represented a major insurance company in its defence before the Brussels Court against a group of claimants who purchased life insurance schemes linked to Traded Endowment Funds.

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BE Law

Stibbe represents international insurance company

Stibbe assisted an international insurance company in class action proceedings before the criminal courts regarding the sale of life insurance investment products and their unraveling due to the financial downturn.

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BE Law

Stibbe represents Swiss Life

Stibbe represented Swiss Life before the criminal courts of Antwerp in a case in which it is charged with issuing "Tak 23" investment products that are financed by means of an allegedly illegal system of mortgage loans.

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Services

We have ample experience in life insurance with a particular focus on pensions and benefits, and investment insurance schemes. We also cover all non-life insurance taken out by businesses, including property insurance, professional indemnity insurance, fire and explosion insurance, D&O insurance, credit risk insurance and W&I insurance. Furthermore, we act on matters pertaining to special risks such as business interruption, cyber risk, product liability, environmental liability, project and construction risk, fidelity, event cancellation and transport.

 

Our litigation team handles the full range of matters from mass claims to complex domestic and cross-border insurance and reinsurance disputes before arbitral tribunals and state courts (including the Dutch Supreme Court / Hoge Raad). Of particular note is our continuing assistance to Brussels Airport Company and its fire and explosion insurer with regard to the consequences of the terrorist attacks of 22 March 2016.

Where necessary, we draw on the expertise of our Criminal Law and Enforcement practice.

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Recognition & Awards

"The team provides concise and helpful advice."

The Legal 500
2022
Insurance

"Strong, in-depth knowledge, no neglect of details and an open view of the interpretation of different options when appropriate."

The Legal 500
2021
Insurance

"Stibbe's multi-disciplinary offering benefits from a lot of expertise in life and non-life, property and group insurance matters, as well as in strategic reinsurance advice."

The Legal 500
2021
Insurance