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BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

Insurance

1 ranked lawyersBand 3United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Compact team noted for its expertise in corporate insurance matters. Frequently advises insurance companies on M&A and corporate structuring. Offers further experience in contentious mandates, handling insurance disputes in relation to healthcare, property and business interruption policies. Noted for its ability to handle both local court litigation as well as arbitration cases.

Strengths

Market sources note: “They have a very good team. They are really supportive and know the ins and outs of insurance.”

A client described the team as “experts in the insurance field," adding: "They're always readily accessible, understand the market very well and are very good at anticipating risks.”

Work highlights

Represented Siraj Holding in its acquisition of Al Hilal Takaful, including in regard to obtaining regulatory approval for the deal.

Notable practitioners

Head of insurance Simon Isgar is highly recommended for corporate insurance matters. He regularly advises insurers and reinsurers on M&A, business structuring and related regulatory issues, and is especially noted for his expertise in the field of health insurance. Clients say that "the service he provides is always at the highest level of proficiency."

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Overview

The BSA Insurance/Reinsurance practice doesn’t just enable clients to prosper, it helps to shape the market. With one of the largest Insurance/Reinsurance teams in the Middle East, BSA advise regulators and national governments on legislative developments for the insurance sector and assist legislative bodies in drafting insurance laws. 

They are also involved in some of the region’s biggest and most groundbreaking deals. Clients range from local companies to multinational corporations, for whom they advise on market penetration throughout Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Beirut, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Their portfolio covers both conventional and Islamic insurance. 

BSA also have the ability and resources to advise, develop, structure and document Shari’a compliant Takaful and Re-Takaful products, as well as providing a speciality line of insurance. This includes event cancellation, offering expert advice for complex claims handling and providing regulatory and legal advice for underwriters (including Lloyds of London syndicates).

Members

Isgar, Simon (Head of Department)

Gemayel, Nour

Greenberg, Barry

Kortbawi, Michael

Singh, Anand

Insurance Department

BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

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Department location

Level 6, East Wing Building 3

The Gate Precinct

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

PO Box 262

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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Insurance


Simon Isgar
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