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              Insurance

              The insurance sector is evolving and changing at a fast pace and this brings with it challenges and great business opportunities for the operators in this market.

              Our team's insurance experience includes both litigation and non-contentious matters.

              In our Litigation work, we represent insurance companies, either as counsel for the insured party in disputes against third parties, or as counsel of the insurers themselves in coverage disputes. Our experience particularly focuses on non-life insurance including professional liability, W&I, D&O, credit and financial risks, product liability, property and casualty, environmental liability, public officials/entities liability, shipping and transportation. We represent clients in court, tribunals and domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

              “The insurance team is reliable, highly competent, easy to work with and well connected in the market. A problem-solving approach and an entrepreneurial spirit with international vision are key assets of the team.”
              – CEO of Cunningham Lindsey Italy

              Our non-contentious insurance expertise includes advising leading insurance companies in respect of regulatory and supervisory issues, compliance with Solvency II, assistance with the technical provisions regime, product governance, incorporation of secondary establishments of insurance companies, management of the relationship with IVASS, creation and distribution of insurance and financial products and drafting of the respective terms, as well as assistance in M&A transactions, insurance portfolio deals and the incorporation of new insurance companies in Italy.

              Our main services include:

              • legal opinions on various insurance matters
              • advice on coverage and reporting
              • claims handling
              • national and international coverage litigation
              • review of policy wordings and interpretation of insurance contracts of any kind
              • advice on the prevention of risks related to vexatious clauses and to the performance of unfair trade practices
              • assistance in dealing with the Italian Competition Authority – AGCM (with    specific reference to the potential investigations carried out by the Authority)
              • compliance with Solvency II provisions
              • advising in relation to the regulatory aspects of technical provisions, product governance and relationships with distributors
              • assistance in the creation and distribution of financial-insurance products (index-linked and unit-linked policies) and related guarantees
              • incorporation/establishment of secondary offices of insurance companies (both EU and non-EU) in Italy
              • advice in relation to the law applicable to derivatives and consistency with the EMIR Regulation
              • assistance in the distribution within the Italian market of foreign insurance products.
              • assistance in the relationship with the Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS) and in the interpretation of all the relevant Regulations
              • assistance in the management of the relationships between companies and brokers
              • advice with regard to the following lines of business:
              • W&I policies
              • Directors & Officers liability
              • financial risks (financial institutions and intermediaries)
              • professional liability
              • product liability
              • casualty & property
              • public entities’/ officials liability
              • cash in transit – jewelry and valuables insurance
              • shipping and transportation – marine and aviation
              • injury policies
              • medical liability
              • environmental liability
              • payment protection insurance
              • index/unit-linked policies
              • international motor claims

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              "Matteo Cerretti has a growing reputation for his expertise in contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. Sources appreciate his availability and market insight, with one client saying: "His depth of insurance knowledge and turnaround times are exemplary," while another adds: "He is always available for discussion when urgent situations arise and investigates any matters assigned in good time”
              – Chambers and Partners 2018
              Matteo Cerretti is ranked as an "Acritas Star Lawyer" by Acritas with the following comment from the clients: "Precisely because of the effectiveness of his legal opinions. He is very skilled at writing legal documents and at conducting hearings”
              – Acritas Research Ltd
              Shortlisted in the top 10 insurance departments of the year in Italy.
              – Top Legal Industry Awards 2016 and 2017
              “The insurance team is reliable, highly competent, easy to work with and well connected in the market. A problem-solving approach and an entrepreneurial spirit with international vision are key assets of the team.”
              – CEO of Cunningham Lindsey Italy
              “The insurance team and Matteo Cerretti are problem solving oriented and very effective and timely in providing support on complex insurance issues.”
              – Head of Legal & Compliance Willis Towers Watson Italy
              “We relied on the firm, and in particular on Matteo Cerretti, for the start-up of Liberty’s Italian Branch and the subsequent corporate and insurance advisory; we have always found the highest degree of availability, thoroughness and plurality of skills, in addition to the ability to liaise as much with us as with our mother company in London.”
              – Vice President and Branch Manager Liberty Insurance
              “[The] insurance team and Matteo Cerretti are customer oriented, precise on the timing and professional while maintaining a practical and very helpful approach.”
              – Senior Claims manager AIG Europe Limited
              “Working with the insurance team … I appreciated the reliability and the teamwork relationship that they succeeded to establish with us. Matteo Cerretti is “competent, proactive, and very motivated”, “he is a key contact always available for us to liaise with the network when required”
              – Executive Expert Statutory Reporting Munich Re
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              Matteo Cerretti

              • Partner // Head of Insurance (Italy)