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What the team is known for Notable team advising insurers and reinsurers on cross-border restructurings, offering particularly strong expertise in regulatory mandates. Benefits from its far-reaching international network and strong tax department to advise on multi-jurisdictional M&A and portfolio transactions and insurance-related tax issues. Also assists clients with strategic project planning.
Strengths Clients appreciate the team's comprehensive scope, with one client enthusing: "Hogan Lovells has very profound knowledge in the areas of insurance and reinsurance. It was very good to have contacts in a firm that can cover various areas."
One source also stresses the firm's international capacities: "The team acted as interface and co-ordinated everything so that there were no additional efforts for us," adding: "Hogan Lovells has very large and diverse insurance expertise."
Work highlights Advised SCOR on issues relating to Brexit, including EU regulations as well as corporate, insurance regulatory and tax implications.
Birgit Reese for being "incredibly service-oriented" and praise her "experience, technical excellence and ability to solve problems." She is a highly active adviser to insurers and regularly provides corporate and regulatory assistance in the context of reorganisation mandates.
Christoph Küppers advises an impressive client base of insurers, reinsurers and corporate clients on regulatory matters, insurance-related tax issues and portfolio management. He also represents insurers before German tax authorities. A satisfied client highlights that "Küppers has the huge advantage of having a tax law background," further valuing that he "is able to show you how to structure something in an understandable way."
Christoph Louven maintains his standing as a highly regarded corporate and transaction lawyer in the insurance field. He primarily advises German and international insurance companies on M&A and portfolio deals as well as providing assistance with international corporate governance.