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Insurance & Reinsurance

Conyers’ Insurance & Reinsurance practice continues to lead the way in providing offshore legal advice to many of the world’s top insurers. We advise on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. Our lawyers are commercially focused and are experts in all aspects of insurance, reinsurance, captives, alternative risk transfer, catastrophe bonds and other insurance-linked securities. We have contributed to drafting the legislation and regulations in each of our jurisdictions, which has greatly impacted the client experience in the sector as a whole and demonstrates Conyers’ unwavering level of knowledge, expertise and value-added services.

Formation and Structuring of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies

Bermuda Insurance & Reinsurance

In Bermuda, we are a market leader in the Insurance & Reinsurance sector, advising two-thirds of all Class 4 and Class E companies (the largest of the commercial insurers), as well as a substantial majority of all other classes of insurers, including captive and special purpose insurers.

We regularly advise on the structuring and licensing of general insurance companies, long-term insurance companies, special purpose insurers and composite companies.

Our lawyers are at the forefront of Bermuda’s Insurance-Linked Securities sector. In 2016, the ILS market in Bermuda reached an all-time high of US$26.8 billion. Continued growth in this area is fueled by the increasing global importance of ILS, both as a risk management tool and as a diversified asset class for investors.

Cayman Islands Captive Insurance

The Cayman Islands insurance sector continues to thrive. Globally, Cayman is the second largest domicile for captive insurance and the pre-eminent jurisdiction for businesses in the healthcare space.

Our practitioners have thorough knowledge of the Cayman regulatory framework and can advise clients on a range of services including structuring advice and licensing services for the establishment of insurance captives, insurance managers and insurance brokers.

Insurance-Linked Securities and Catastrophe Bonds

For Insurance-Linked Securities, our range of expertise and services includes:

  • Catastrophe Bonds
  • Alternatives Risk Transfer
  • Insurance securitizations and transformer structures
  • Insurance Derivatives
  • Collateralized reinsurance or retrocession vehicles

Litigation and Insolvency

Conyers’ Insurance & Reinsurance practice is complemented by an experienced team of litigators who have been involved in a number of high-profile insurance and reinsurance disputes, and who regularly advise insurance companies on their insolvency proceedings and restructurings.

Leading Counsel for Insurance Companies

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on all aspects of corporate and commercial law for the insurance sector in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and Mauritius. With offices in the major international financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore, we are able to provide timely, responsive and thorough legal services. We are also well equipped to service the Middle East North Africa market, with lawyers who have thorough expertise and understanding of the region.

Contact our Insurance Practice

Charissa Ball
Associate

Hong Kong   +852 2842 9550
Mobile   +852 6469 0270


Erik Bodden
Associate

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7754


Kevin C. Butler
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Office and Corporate Practice

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7374


Peter Ch'ng
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9593
Mobile   +852 6469 3378


Andrew Chen
Head Professional Support Lawyer - British Virgin Islands

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   +1 284 852 1118


Graham B.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Corporate

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4965


Charles G.R. Collis
Director, Head of Bermuda Insurance Practice

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4918


William Cooper
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5351


David J. Doyle
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4902



Richard D. Fear
Partner

CAYMAN ISLANDS   + 1 345 814 7759


Michael Frith
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 278 7969


Vivien C.S. Fung
Partner

HONG KONG   +852 2842 9500
Mobile   +852 6469 3380


Chris Garrod
Director, Head of Fintech

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4923


Sophia Greaves
Director

BERMUDA   +1 441 294 5929


Ruth Hatt
Associate

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7394


Fraser Hughes
Partner

CAYMAN ISLANDS   +1 345 814 7391


Jacqueline King
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 279 5327


Sarah Lusher
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7889


Christian R. Luthi
Director and Chairman

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7814



Maree Martin
Head Professional Support Lawyer - Cayman

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7781


Robin J. Mayor
Consultant

BERMUDA   +1 441 299 4929


Cora S. Miller
Counsel

British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands   +1 284 346 1112


Chiara T. Nannini
Director

Bermuda   +1 441 298 7859


Jennifer Panchaud
Associate

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4968


Paul Smith
Partner, Head of Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring Practice

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7777


Kent Smith
Counsel

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4962


Derek Stenson
Partner

Cayman Islands   +1 345 814 7392


Sonia Xavier
Partner

Venture Law Ltd | Mauritius   +230 404 9900


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