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Today’s insurers, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries require creative strategies, practical experience and keen sector insight to generate growth and deliver on customer expectations. Equally important, they need the assistance of insurance law firms to ensure they’re in compliance with evolving domestic and global regulatory reforms as they bring new products and services to market. Providers and marketers of insurance are facing increased competition and, at the same time, a higher burden of compliance than ever before. The industry – and those who depend upon it – requires access to lawyers who specialize in insurance regulatory law and the legal factors affecting the insurance industry.

McMillan’s Banking, Finance and Insurance Industry Group has a broad depth of experience working with a wide range of insurance sector organizations. We understand developments across the insurance sector, from the regulatory environment and risks and to opportunities such as demutualization that operating in this complex sector brings. Our lawyers have represented some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated insurers, brokers and other insurance industry participants, including adjusters, on all manner of business transactions, and regulatory compliance.

McMillan helps its insurance clients lead by:

  • Executing mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals for share and portfolio acquisitions and divestitures, amalgamations, related-party and other business transactions (including Competition Bureau approvals)
  • Advising on incorporation and Canada-wide licensing of insurers, agents, brokers and adjusters as well as termination of insurance businesses in Canada
  • Advising on corporate governance and compliance matters and creating board and committee charter documents and company policies and procedures
  • Negotiating and implementing outsourcing arrangements
  • Reinsurance agreements
  • Resolving market conduct issues arising under provincial statutes, including by representing insurers, agents, brokers and others before regulatory tribunals and—where necessary—the courts
  • Advising insurers, agents and brokers on the day-to-day business of marketing and selling insurance products and on operational matters such as drafting and amending policies, privacy and e-commerce, drafting and reviewing innovative marketing initiatives and dealing with related regulatory challenges

Primary Contacts

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Darcy Ammerman
Partner, Financial Services | Banking & Finance | Insurance
Lindsay Lorimer
Partner, Product Liability & Regulation | Class Actions


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