Insurance & Reinsurance

Stikeman Elliott offers insurance sector clients an unsurpassed combination of top-tier corporate, regulatory, transactional and litigation expertise. Our lawyers are at the forefront of the insurance industry, working on the insurance transactions, cases and issues that are impacting the sector.

Our Insurance & Reinsurance Group excels at complex corporate transactions in the insurance sector, including M&A and public offerings. We have handled virtually every regulatory issue insurance companies may encounter and our depth of experience allows us to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of our domestic, US and international clients.

Our insurance litigators provide coverage advice on large, complex insurance disputes, and, when necessary, defend such disputes. We have particular expertise in class actions and precedent-setting disputes that may threaten the operations, reputation or even future prospects of our insurance sector clients.

Clients include major Canadian and international insurers and reinsurers, underwriters at Lloyd's, insurance brokers and agents and investment banks. We also advise governments, government agencies and major U.S. and global industry associations on groundbreaking legislative and regulatory developments in Canada.

Our Expertise

Corporate and Regulatory Expertise

  • Capital markets offerings
  • Distribution structures
  • Governance and risk management
  • Financial products
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulatory and compliance advice

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Expertise

  • Class actions
  • Commercial risks
  • Complex energy disputes
  • Construction project disputes
  • Directors’ and officers’ coverage
  • International arbitration
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Shipping and transportation
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Canada Awards 2017
  • Chambers Canada 2021 for Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 for Insurance: M&A and Regulatory
  • Canada M&A Law Firm of the Year and Canada M&A Deal of the Year – 2019 Americas M&A Atlas Awards
  • Americas Restructuring Deal of the Year – 2019 Americas M&A Atlas Awards