OPTIMISING CLIENTS' INSURANCE POSITION

As experts in the insurance sector, we offer comprehensive services tailored to meet our clients' needs. Our legal professionals have a deep understanding of the complexities inherent in the sector. For our regulatory and corporate team, which has extensive knowledge and an unparalleled track record in the insurance sector, please click here.

We assist our clients in all stages where their insurance position may be at stake, from the first signs of possible liability, through claim notification, reimbursement of costs, settlement negotiations and, if need be, litigation and arbitration. Whether by ensuring insurance coverage, providing advisory services, or litigating complex disputes: we have an unwavering commitment to excellence in reaching optimal outcomes for our clients. Our expertise and experience cover all major insurance policies relevant to companies and directors, including general liability, D&O, W&I, CAR and prospectus insurance.

Insurance disputes are mostly international in nature, and we are equipped to handle them. Our team operates internationally and there are more than 25 nationalities represented in our Amsterdam office alone. Our track record shows we have earned the trust of clients across industries and around the globe. And we work with excellent firms in all jurisdictions where our clients require assistance, allowing our clients to benefit from seamless cross-border service.

Recent Matters

11 March 2024

De Brauw advises Parcom on its acquisition of Just Brands

De Brauw advised Parcom on its acquisition of Just Brands, a men's fashion and retail company, owning brands such as PME Legend, Vanguard and Cast Iron.
13 December 2023

De Brauw advises BlackFin on acquisition of Aon's personal lines brokerage and MGA business

De Brauw is advising BlackFin Capital Partners on the carve-out acquisition of the personal lines brokerage and managing general agent (MGA) business of Aon Netherlands.
2 July 2023

Aegon to change its legal seat to Bermuda

On 30 June 2023, Aegon announced its intention to change its legal seat to Bermuda. As a result of the sale of its Dutch business to a.s.r., Aegon will no longer have a regulated insurance business in the Netherlands. DNB will therefore no longer be able to be Aegon's group supervisor, with group supervision to instead transfer to the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA). Aegon will maintain its headquarters in the Netherlands, will remain a Dutch tax resident and will continue to be listed on Euronext Amsterdam and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Aegon will also make certain amendments to its governance pursuant to becoming a Bermuda Ltd., including changing to a one-tier board. The matter involved many interesting aspects such as: - designing an unprecedented double cross border conversion: first a conversion from Aegon N.V. into Aegon S.A. - a Luxembourg entity - and subsequently from Aegon S.A. into Aegon Ltd. This was further complicated by the pending implementation of the Mobility Directive into Dutch law, which would have far reaching implications on the structure of the conversion if implemented prior to publication of the conversion proposal- designing a new governance structure for Aegon Ltd that (i) continues to take into account the interests of Aegon and its stakeholders, (ii) applies well-recognized and accepted international governance standards and (iii) preserves the current governance to the extent possible and practical in view of the change in legal domicile- extensive regulatory analysis and interaction with the various involved supervisors in order to arrive at a suitable solution for group supervision following the transaction with a.s.r.- due to Aegon's US listing, a US prospectus is required for the change in legal domicile, impacting the potential timelines for implementation- ensuring a set-up that would ensure that Aegon remains tax residence in the Netherlands, a key aspect for AegonThe matter showcased perfectly the integrated offering by De Brauw, with MACM, Corporate Advisory, FMR, Tax, F&R, EEB and Litigation teams working together seamlessly to be able to advise Aegon on the myriad of questions and issues that arose during the project.

The "very thorough and hands-on" team is… very capable in adjusting to local circumstances, and its ability to do cross-border comparative law investigations is key.

Chambers Europe, 2021