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Insurance and Reinsurance

The insurance and reinsurance industry in Canada is evolving. Market consolidation, increased competition from new market entrants, legislative and regulatory developments, and new opportunities such as leveraging big data make navigating the business and regulatory environment more challenging. McCarthy Tétrault’s Insurance & Reinsurance Group provides the guidance needed to succeed in today’s - and tomorrow’s - market.

Our national team provides legal guidance, support, and advice relating to:

  • M&A, capital raising, and other transactions;
  • Regulatory requirements at the federal and provincial levels, including compliance with the Insurance Companies Act (Canada), regulations, and Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (“OSFI”) guidelines, advisories, and rulings;
  • Litigation and dispute resolution matters; and
  • Insurers entering and exiting the Canadian market, including the establishment of Canadian branch operations of foreign insurers.

For advice on insurance industry transactions, we call on the combined strength of our Financial Services and corporate law groups, which consist of highly experienced and knowledgeable resources who understand insurance regulatory matters, transactional regulatory approvals, and insurance sector M&A.

From an insurance litigation perspective, McCarthy Tétrault has extensive coverage expertise and experience with respect to insurance coverage matters including commercial general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, property, and financial bond policies.

To ensure we meet all of the industry’s needs, we also bring specialized expertise in product distribution, corporate governance, risk management, outsourcing, cyber-security, privacy and data protection, compliance with anti-money laundering legislation, coverage, InsureTech, technology, and tax.

For more information, please contact:


Douglas T. Yoshida
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François Amyot
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Sonia J. Struthers
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François Amyot
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Charles-Antoine Soulière
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Nancy J. Carroll
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William G. Scott
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Ariel DeJong
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