Where we are
We are a global law firm with 72 offices, associations and co-operations in jurisdictions that our clients need us most, including Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America and the United Kingdom.
We support our clients, beyond the law. By providing clients with innovative products and invaluable resources, we empower them to achieve great things, even when we’re not in the room.
Our expert knowledge of our chosen industries means we’re the best people to help you navigate challenges, today and tomorrow.
Insights and events
As your business and the industry around you changes, you need a law firm that will help you think ahead. We study global and local issues and always offer rich diverse perspectives.
Who we are
Our vibrant and approachable culture helps deepen our client relationships. We operate as an extension of our clients’ businesses to develop enduring global relationships.
We understand the insurance sector, its unique risks and how they can be addressed.
Kennedys is internationally recognised as a leading insurance law firm, with expert teams of insurance transactions and advisory lawyers working across the UK and EMEA, Asia Pacific, the US and Bermuda, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We advise global, international and domestic insurers and reinsurers, insurance intermediaries and others involved in the insurance industry on complex, commercially significant and strategic projects and transactions, providing clear advice tailored to their businesses. Our extensive industry experience and deep understanding of insurance means we take a solutions-focused approach and deliver pragmatic guidance, rather than sitting on the fence.
We combine local law expertise from different jurisdictions within a single, integrated team and act seamlessly together across borders on multi-jurisdictional issues. Our global insights, local depth and creative thinking assist us to find solutions in complex matters and get the deal done.
Our clients also benefit from the expertise of our other teams such as cyber/data protection, employment, commercial litigation and real estate. Our experts in these areas are used to working in an insurance context and providing support that focuses on our insurance clients’ requirements.
We advise leading insurance, reinsurance and insurance intermediary clients on their strategic transactions, from M&A, corporate finance and structural reorganisations including sale and purchase contracts for companies and businesses, divestments and investments, portfolio transfers and run-off arrangements, to strategic alliances such as joint ventures, co-operation agreements, shareholder agreements.
Our teams also have extensive experience of drafting and negotiating all types distribution and commercial arrangements. These include distribution agreements, bancassurance, terms of business, broker and client contracts, IT agreements, marketing, consultancy and agency agreements, supply and other commercial contracts, employment arrangements and transfers.
A significant amount of the work we undertake is of a complex nature, whether in a single jurisdiction or across multiple borders.
We provide regulatory advice on a range of current, complex and critical issues to insurers, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries across the globe, and offer our insurance clients specialist advice on financial regulation and compliance matters applicable to their products and businesses. This includes advising and supporting both on the establishment of new insurance and related business in a single or multiple jurisdictions and on strategic transformation projects, whether for example developing new business areas or digitalised customer journeys, outsourcing material parts of the business, or creating a new insurtech startup.
We regularly advise boards of directors and committees of the board on governance, including on requirements in the developing ESG arena, and on policies and procedures, as well as on risk and capital-related matters. We also provide support on complex legal and regulatory issues at the heart of significant corporate transactions.
We regularly share insights on topical issues and provide regular thought leadership on focus areas for the industry.
Given our global footprint with locally admitted lawyers in many jurisdictions, our firm also provides regulatory advice on cross-border insurance, including on the scope of allowed non-admitted activity in the various jurisdictions under one umbrella service.
We have strong relationships with specialist insurance transactions and advisory lawyers through many associated offices and cooperations around the world and work closely with them to enable clients to navigate insurance regulatory and other local legal issues.
Partner – London
+44 20 7667 9362
Partner – Hong Kong
+852 2848 6308
Partner – Bermuda
+1 441 278 7164
Partner – Madrid
+34 919 17 04 03
Partner – Tel Aviv
Partner – Chicago
+1 312 800 5029
Regional Managing Partner for LATAM and Caribbean – Miami
+1 786 866 3401
Partner – Santiago
+56 2 32027245
Subscribe to our latest updates, reports and upcoming events.
©2023 Kennedys Law LLP, All rights reserved