Insurance

A law firm representing insurance companies in high-profile matters

Dechert’s insurance lawyers advise the world's leading insurers and reinsurers on complex transactions, disputes, litigation, financing, regulatory compliance, and commercial matters


Among law firms representing insurance companies, Dechert stands out for its network of offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. We assist insurance companies throughout their global operations, offering first-class domestic and cross-border advice across the world's main financial centers and emerging markets. 

Our insurance defense litigation lawyers represent companies in class action lawsuits, consumer fraud complaints, and other matters involving insurance laws and regulations. We have extensive experience coordinating, preparing and leading teams of lawyers at trial and on appeal for insurance companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and in Bermuda. Dechert also represents clients in complex insurance and reinsurance arbitrations and dispute resolution proceedings.

In the United States, we have participated in numerous high-profile matters before federal and state courts and the Supreme Court, defending our clients against class action lawsuits, consumer complaints, claims involving insurance claims-handling, insurance sales practices, personal injury claims and matters involving punitive damages. Our team is a nationally recognized leader for insurance coverage litigation concerning product liability and mass torts, and we have notable experience in cases arising from natural and man-made disasters.

In the United Kingdom, our insurance defense lawyers represent assureds, captives, insurers and reinsurers in a variety of cross-border insurance disputes, including Lloyd’s-related matters and Bermuda Form arbitrations. We have experience in disputes involving multiple coverage issues, brokers’ negligence, disputes over complex reinsurance products including ILWs and ILSs and issues arising from insurer insolvency.

We also represent acquiring companies, financial advisors, target companies, shareholders and boards of directors in a variety of insurance transactions. Our team has experience assisting the insurance industry with acquisitions, investments and market issues as well as addressing its operational and regulatory needs. As a result of our extensive knowledge of laws governing insurance companies and the agencies that regulate them, we are able to provide practical and strategic planning advice related to the preparation and negotiation of the definitive agreements and obtaining the necessary regulatory compliance approvals. We also regularly represent some of the world’s largest insurance companies in the origination of large, complex mortgage loans secured by some of the world’s most iconic properties.

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