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Legal 500 - 2013 Edition

schoenherr’s insurance practice group advises many of Austria's and Europe's leading insurers on transactions in the insurance sector, as well as distribution structures, product design and all related regulatory and tax matters for life, non-life, and reinsurance business. Over the years, the practice group has acquired a wealth of knowledge in the field of insurance contract and insurance supervisory law.

Our insurance practice group provides detailed legal analysis of all applicable insurance laws and regulations, especially regarding life, d&o and property insurance. We also advise the Austrian Insurers' Association and provide assistance with Austrian insurance legislation.


  • Anti-corruption (Compliance Programmes, Guidelines, Monitoring Systems, etc)
  • All Aspects of Life Insurance (including Product Design)
  • Bancassurance
  • Distribution and Cooperation Agreements
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Portfolio Transfers
  • Warranty Insurance in M&A Transactions
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Tax, including Implementation of FATCA
  • Insurance M&A and Insurance Restructuring (including Cross Border Mergers and Outsourcing)
  • Insurance-related Litigation