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Significant matters of the Insurance practice include advising:

  • One of the world’s largest insurance groups on health insurance requirements, regulations relating to foreign insurers, licensing and set-up in the UAE, DIFC and Saudi Arabia.
  • An insurance business on its set up in the DIFC, UAE and Jordan.  This included advising on product liability, public liability, workers compensation, professional indemnity and health insurance requirements.
  • An Abu Dhabi based insurer in regard to complex negotiations with a large Swiss insurer, which led to the establishment of a new JV Takaful company/reinsurer in the DIFC.  This model has since been used by other foreign companies seeking to gain greater exposure to the UAE market.
  • Numerous insurers within the UAE market on ongoing claims and compliance / commercial issues. We act or have acted for a large proportion of insurance companies licensed in the UAE market.
  • The UAE health insurance regulator with regard to various rules and regulations and standard form agreements.
  • One of North America’s largest financial groups on an assessment of opportunities for set up in the region.
  • A large Luxembourg/Lichtenstein based life insurer seeking access to Middle East markets. This included recommending the best business approach, review and amendment of product materials and redrafting of policy wordings.
  • A large Singapore based reinsurer on their establishment of a retakaful entity in the DIFC.  This was the one of world’s largest retakaful entities and involved a tripartite venture between Singapore, Malaysian and UAE interests.
  • A number of Indian based insurers and banks operating in the UAE market and who specialise in financial services to the Non Resident Indian (NRI) market on compliance and regulatory issues.
  • A large US and Asian based insurance broker on regional opportunities and eventual establishment in the DIFC.