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Insurance Ireland - Pinsent Masons: Insurance M&A – Key Features, Board Considerations & Current Trends


Date: Wednesday, 6th October 2021

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Place: Virtual


Our event will discuss first-hand experience of key practical considerations that are associated with the acquisition and disposal of ownership of Irish authorised insurance companies and the transfer of insurance business by an Irish authorised insurance companies.

Agenda and speakers 

11.00 - Opening remarks: Florian Wimber, Head of European Affairs and International Insurance, Insurance Ireland

11.05 - Introduction: Naoise Harnett, Partner, Head of Insurance & Reinsurance, Pinsent Masons 

11.10 - Speaker address: Naoise Harnett, Partner, Head of Insurance & Reinsurance, Pinsent Masons and Niall Campbell, Senior Associate, Insurance & Reinsurance, Pinsent Masons 

  • Engaging with the Central Bank of Ireland (including change of qualifying holding notifications and change of business plan notifications, fitness and probity pre-approval of new appointments to the board and senior management)
  • Duties of the board of directors of a target Irish authorised insurance company in circumstances where the company’s shares are to be acquired by a new owner;
  • Transfers of insurance business (with a focus on ‘Day One’ Reinsurance & Loss Portfolio Transfers and transitional service arrangements);

11.35 - Speaker address: Iain Sawers, Partner, Insurance & Reinsurance Group (London), Transfer of renewal rights associated with a portfolio of insurance policies;

11. 45 - Speaker address: Ciara Ruane, Senior Associate, Employment & Rewards Group, Employment law considerations associated with the transfer of an insurance business (with particular focus on TUPE).

11.55 - Panel Q&A 


This event is open to Insurance Ireland members only. For further details or to attend please contact 

Insurance Ireland (Member Association) Company Limited by Guarantee trading as
Insurance Ireland. Registered in Ireland. No. 553048. Registered Office: Insurance Centre,
5 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1. DO1 E7E8.

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