Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr – Insurance

By | March 6, 2022


We offer multi-disciplinary insurance law understanding

allowing a unbroken and committed carrier to our clients. Our insurance legal professionals combine a detailed expertise of the regulation with a industrial consciousness of the coverage enterprise.

It turned into referred to that the team’s “significant enjoy and judgement” and their appreciation of the “independent reviews which are not primarily based on what we need to listen but as an alternative on the merits and legalities of loss and application of coverage.”Chambers Global 2021Memberships

We guide clients in all elements of coverage regulation domestically, throughout the rest of Africa, and abroad, together with:Dispute Resolution

• Complex insurance-associated litigation• Disputes over coverage and reinsurance cowl• Guarantee disputes• Claims managing, tracking and coordination• Drafting of arbitration clauses and agreements• Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance, fiduciary, expert legal responsibility, and constancy cowl• Product and standard liability cowl• Environmental liability cowl• Claims associated with coverage and reinsurance intermediaries• Class movement lawsuits• Cover and contribution litigation• Cyber insurance and forensic investigations• D&O and expert legal responsibility cowl and defence• Products legal responsibility defence• Construction insurance• Environmental claims• Mining infrastructure claims• Business interruption• Suits among fitness insurers and providers• Disability or regulatory troubles arising out of personnel guidelines• Restructuring and disaster control responseCorporate

• Corporate insurance mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and enlargement into new markets• Capital market elevating• Structuring and implementing insurance and reinsurance transactions• Drafting coverage guarantees• Distribution, outsourcing and other commercial contracts• Cell captive arrangements• Broad-based black financial empowermentRegulatory

• Compliance with applicable regulation and codes• Drafting regulations• New product development and structuring• Provision of critiques• Policies for mining rehabilitation provisions

Our current corporate insurance transactions, dispute and advisory paintings consist of:Structuring of transactions and moves, consisting of fundamental transactions and company movements, inclusive of drafting of relevant sale, transfer regulatory and business enterprise secretarial documentationStructuring of cooperative preparations among FSPs and non-regulated partners and amongst themselves, consisting of mobile captive coverage and shariah-law compliant arrangementsPreparation, execution and implementation of enterprise particular documentation and agreements inclusive of regulations, binder-, intermediary offerings- and management agreementsAssisting financial area clients with the decision of operational and monetary associated coverage considerations, together with company recapitalisation requirementsAssist in and prepare relevant documentation for purposes of compliance, exemptions and deviationsAdvising insurers and intermediaries in addition to other customers with business coverage related requirements, which includes restructuring of relationships if you want to observe law or to de-regularise the connection structureAssist numerous neighborhood and foreign clients within the long-time period, quick-time period, captive and cell captive coverage region in regard to the aforesaid and in any other case, and whether or not from a product supply-marketing-, selling, servicing, leads referral and regulatory attitudeProvision of criminal critiques for financial services sector clients, which include statutory and regulatory compliance critiquesEstablishment of latest existence insurers.Advising a main coverage company on a defamation movementAdvising a main administrative entity in relation to litigation lawsuits in a personal injury declareWe often help underwriters of business indemnity policies with recommendation at the merits of marginal claims and in defending subsequent litigationSector RankingsChambers Global 2018 – 2022 ranked our exercise in Band 2: InsuranceRanked PractitionersRoy Barendse specialises in coverage-related disputes.The Legal 500 EMEA 2015-2021 encouraged Eugene Bester for dispute resolution.Tim Fletcher is the National Practice Head for the Dispute Resolution group. Chambers Global 2022 ranked Tim in Band 2 for Dispute Resolution and from 2019-2021 he become ranked in Band 3. Chambers Global 2015–2018 ranked Tim in Band four for dispute decision. The Legal 500 EMEA 2016–2021 endorsed him as a leading man or woman for dispute resolution and encouraged him from 2013–2016. The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2015 identified Tim as being many of the global’s leading asset healing lawyers. He turned into named as the unique South African winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2017–2018 inside the litigation category. Who’s Who Legal 2015–2019 recognized Tim as one of the global’s main Insurance & Reinsurance attorneys.Rachel Kelly makes a speciality of corporate and commercial law, including M&A with a focus on the insurance enterprise. Rachel was encouraged in Legal 500 EMEA 2019-2021 for her paintings in Commercial, Corporate/M&A.Chambers Global 2022 ranked Johan as Senior Stateperson. In 2021 Johan Latsky in Band four for corporate/M&A and from 2011–2020, he turned into ranked in Band three. Chambers Global 2012–2021 ranked him in Band 1 for capital markets: equity. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2021 endorsed Johan for industrial, company/M&A. Who’s Who Legal 2012–2013 recognized Johan as a main attorney for corporate/M&A. ILO Client Choice Awards 2014 named him because the distinctive winner of the M&A class in South Africa.Allan Reid is the Sector Head for the Mining & Minerals group. Chambers Global 2017-2022 ranked Allan in Band 2 for Energy & Natural Resources: Mining. Chambers Global 2012–2016 ranked him in Band three for Energy & Natural Resources: Mining. The Legal 500 EMEA 2011 advocated Allan for mining as a Highly Regarded Individual. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2019 advocated him for Mining and in 2020-2021, he became indexed as a Leading Individual: Mining. Allan changed into ranked as a leading lawyer by way of Who’s Who Legal: Mining 2018–2019.The Legal 500 EMEA 2020-2021 endorsed Tim Smit as a next generation attorney for dispute resolution.Charl Williams is an professional in industrial law with good sized experience in coverage regulatory paintings.

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