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The lawyers of SSW Law Firm provide services to insurers, insurance brokers and policyholders.

Our services in the insurance sector include, in particular:

  • conducting disputes and arbitration negotiations regarding the liability of insurers
  • providing legal services for mergers and acquisitions in this sector
  • representing insurance companies before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority and other authorities in matters concerning the receiving of permits
  • advising insurers in consumer matters and representing them in litigation seeking to establish that their provisions of general terms and conditions of insurance are abusive clauses
  • advising in bank assurance type projects
  • preparing and issuing opinions and negotiating insurance agreements including inter alia third-party liability insurance for members of company management boards and other management personnel (also in connection with the IPO process), servicing insurance schemes on commission from banks

Selected projects:

  • Conducting a trans-border merger of insurance companies
  • Conducting a tax due diligence of companies within an international insurance group as regards their acquisition by another international insurer
  • Preparing an assessment of insurance risk cover (policies) of enterprises subject to M&A type transactions, e.g. as regards a fourth generation retail centre or a factory being acquired by a furniture company
  • Conducting a precedential high-profile media case for compensation and annuity from an insurer, which resulted in the award of record compensation and an annuity amounting to PLN 3 million for
    a mother and her two minor daughters, following the deterioration of their living conditions in consequence of the death of their close family members (husband/father and father-in-law/grandfather); SSW won the case before courts of both instances and the insurance company decided not to submit a cassation appeal and paid the compensation awarded and is currently paying out the annuity
  • Achieving the payment of nearly PLN 6 million to our Client as an insurance guarantee, despite the insurance company undertaking actions designed to challenge the grounds for such payment
  • Representing an investor as a claimant in litigation with an insurer who refused to pay out funds under an insurance guarantee which secured the proper execution of a construction contract, using the plea of abuse of law as a defense
  • Preparing insurance guarantees to protect the investor during the investment process (bid bond payment guarantees, performance bonds, rectification of defects and faults) – legal and financial analysis of documents, risk assessment of the guarantees
  • Providing tax advisory services concerning the implementation of Recommendation U