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Schoenherr's insurance team provides legal advice on transactions, distribution structures, product design, and regulatory and tax matters in the insurance industry.

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Schoenherr’s insurance practice group advises many of Austria's and Europe's leading insurers on transactions in the insurance sector, as well as on distribution structures, product design, and all related regulatory and tax matters for life, non-life, and reinsurance business. We provide 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.

our services

  • 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
  • warranty insurance in m&a transactions
  • regulatory and compliance
  • tax, including FATCA
  • insurance m&a and insurance restructuring (including cross border mergers and outsourcing)
  • insurance-related litigation
  • portfolio transfers

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08 September 2023



From Vienna via London to Vegas: a whistle stop tour of current issues in insurance law

Friday, 8 September 2023 | 2:30 - 6:00 pm CET


28 February 2023



Guidance on integrating the customer’s sustainability preferences in the suitability assessment for insurance investment products


14 February 2023



Neugestaltung der Risikokomponente fondsgebundener Lebensversicherungen – wirklich?

Seit Jahren stellt sich vor allem in ertragsteuerlicher Hinsicht die Frage, wann bei fondsgebundenen Lebensversicherungen ein Versicherungsvertrag vorliegt. In der Vergangenheit waren wiederholt ausländische Versicherungsprodukte zur ertragsteuerlichen Beurteilung, ob es sich bei der Veranlagung um versicherungsfremdes Geschäft handelt, im Fokus. Allerdings stellt sich dieselbe Frage auch für inländische Versicherer aufgrund der Gleichbehandlung in- und ausländischer Versicherungsprodukte.



class action info corner

The new class action rules are coming and will have quite an impact. In many CEE jurisdictions, the possibility to request compensation in a class action will be new and will materially change the litigation landscape. Our info corner gives you an overview of how CEE countries intend to implement the Directive.




our team

Meet our team of insurance law experts across CEE.

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