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Pinsent Masons Ireland

Practice Area: Financial Services/Insurance [Insurance & Reinsurance]

Profile: Our insurance and reinsurance practice provides full service Irish corporate transactional, legal and regulatory advices to Irish and international insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries. The Irish insurance and reinsurance team is supported by our colleagues in our global network of offices. In particular, the Irish and the UK insurance and reinsurance teams are very closely integrated. As a result of this, our Irish-UK offering places us in an unrivalled position in the Irish market to provide co-ordinated, unified and efficient advices to groups with Irish and UK operations and to groups engaging in Irish-UK and international transactions. The unified Irish and UK offering also places our insurance and reinsurance practice in a unique position in the Irish market with unmatched expertise in areas including reinsurance, pension derisking transactions and longevity risk transactions.
  • Our services include:
  • M&A – advising on corporate insurance and reinsurance mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures
  • Court sanctioned transfers / mergers – advising on portfolio transfers, cross-border mergers, SE conversions / mergers and schemes of arrangement
  • Regulatory – advising insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries on compliance with applicable Irish and European regulatory obligations on matters including distribution and agency, solvency, consumer protection and corporate
  • governance requirements
  • Reinsurance – advising (re)insurers on reinsurance / retrocession transactions including collateral structures, Irish regulatory obligations and engagement with the Central Bank of Ireland
  • Authorisations – providing strategic advice on the establishment and authorisation of new (re)insurance undertakings and intermediaries
  • Pension derisking and longevity risk – advising on bulk annuity buy-in, bulk annuity buy-out and longevity risk
  • transfer transactions
  • Brexit – advising on pre-Brexit and post-Brexit strategy, regulatory obligations and operational implications.



Harnett, Naoise

Firm: Pinsent Masons Ireland
Position: Partner
Address: 1 Windmill Ln, Dublin 2, D02 F206
Phone: +353 1 553 8645
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