Although insurance plays an important role in business activities, whether domestic or overseas, the current situation is that lawyers who are familiar with insurance in Japan are extremely few. In addition, the environment surrounding insurance companies is becoming complicated, and thus, we are required to deal with a wide range of problems not only in the payment of insurance claims but also in responding to legal reform, improvement of compliance systems, safety management of data and personal information, insurance solicitation issues, operation of overseas subsidiaries, etc.
Our insurance team, which is headed by a lawyer involved in the drafting of the Insurance Act in Japan, handles a wide range of transactions for many clients, including insurance companies, mutual aid associations, banks and companies in general, relating to insurance product design, insurance contracts, dispute settlement, responses to authorities, etc. We handle and provide highly specialized advice on many kinds of insurance ranging from personal lines such as car insurance, liability insurance, life insurance, medical insurance, variable annuity insurance, etc., to commercial lines such as product liability insurance, directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance, recall insurance, representation and warranty insurance, maritime insurance, etc. In addition, we have abundant experience in dispute resolution involving domestic and overseas litigation on insurance claims, reinsurance claims, claims for damages, and shareholder derivative actions as well as alternative dispute resolution, including international arbitration, etc. We also deal with organizational restructuring, business alliances, risk management, claim for recovery, civil execution, etc., for insurance companies.