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Our Experience and Depth
The Edwards Wildman Insurance and Reinsurance Department is known as a world leader. With 75 lawyers and seamless access to outstanding firm resources, our group is part of a large international firm that has the experience and depth necessary to provide a full range of sophisticated, industry-wide services on a global basis. 

Our Commitment to Client Service and Client Success
Our Insurance and Reinsurance Department represents clients in a full range of corporate, coverage, regulatory, litigation, arbitration, claims and insolvency matters. Years of top-level experience have given us a solid technical understanding of the business of the industry and the ability to speak the language of insurance and reinsurance professionals.

Our Reach
We act for major clients in the London and European markets, North America, Latin America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and other important insurance centers. We work regularly with correspondent lawyers on transactions and proceedings throughout the world, but particularly in Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim.

Our Clients
Our clients are in all segments of the industry. They comprise major insurance and reinsurance companies, Lloyd's syndicates, captives, financial and investment service providers, P&I club managers, HMOs, agents, brokers, reinsurance intermediaries, state insurance regulators, guaranty funds, trade associations, insolvency practitioners, debtors and creditors of insolvent insurers, purchasers and run-off managers.

Our Lawyers
Members of the department enjoy national and international reputations, and the firm is regularly ranked among the top international firms by our Asian, European and American peers in leading publications, including The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. Each year, our lawyers teach, publish and speak on emerging industry issues.

When it comes to Insurance and Reinsurance… we know your business.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

An Illinois Appellate Court Again Refuses to Recognize that Innocence Does Not Bar Rescission of an Insurance Policy
Patrick Frye, January 07, 2014
Illinois law permits rescission of an insurance policy if, in negotiating for the policy, the insured made an innocent, but material, misrepresentation.

NAIC: Bermuda, Germany, Switzerland and UK Now Qualified for Reduced Collateral Requirements
Amber S. Mills,Nick Pearson, January 06, 2014
On December 18, 2013, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) approved four jurisdictions as "Conditional Qualified Jurisdictions," meeting its year-end goal for expedited review of certain jurisdictions. The four jurisdictions are Bermuda, Germany, Switzerland and the...

Solvency II - ECIROA Raises Concerns Over Solvency II for Captives
Kimberley Cottrell,Chris Finney, December 26, 2013
The European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners’ Association (ECIROA) has written to the Internal Market and Services Directorate General of the European Commission, and the European Insurance and Occupation Pensions Authority (EIOPA).

UK: Notification of ‘Circumstances’ Need Not Specify An Incident
Ajita Shah, December 20, 2013
The Court of Appeal in European Risk Insurance Company HF v Collette Ann McManus & Ors [2013] EWHC 18 (Ch), has upheld a High Court judge’s decisions to a) refuse declaratory relief and b) award the claimants 60% of the costs of the hearing, stating that the first instance judge had given...

EU: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Reports on the Need for Regulatory Scrutiny of the ILS Market
Jane Elphick, December 19, 2013
In its latest report on the financial stability of the continent's insurance and pensions industry, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has expressed the need for close regulatory scrutiny of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market to ensure it does not threaten...