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Baker McKenzie

Insurance

1 ranked lawyersBand 1ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A non-contentious powerhouse with highly esteemed expertise on the regulatory side of the market, including advising on regulatory approval for major M&A deals in the insurance space. It has experience assisting a number of international insurers on cross-border matters, and in assisting clients with the establishment of new insurance products. Also acts for insurers on investments in startups across Asia as well as on bancassurance and other distribution arrangements. Strong track record assisting companies in the regulatory and approval processes in relation to the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme in Hong Kong.

Strengths

Clients praise the firm's global outreach, with one client enthusing: "Baker McKenzie has a vast network of lawyers in different jurisdictions covering many different practice areas, and is therefore able to provide comprehensive advice covering various jurisdictions and aspects for most matters."

Another client describes the team's service as "professional, dedicated and reliable."

Work highlights

Assisted Metlife with the sale of its Hong Kong life insurance business, supporting it throughout the regulatory approval process.

Notable practitioners

Martin Tam is a top-drawer practitioner who boasts extensive experience in the non-contentious insurance sphere. Clients are full of praise for him, with one enthusing: "Martin Tam is very approachable and responsive, and his advice is always legally sound, commercial and practical."

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Insurance: Non-contentious (International Firms)


Martin C W Tam
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