MinterEllison is the market leader in advising clients to conclude life insurance transactions successfully under Part 9 of the Life Insurance Act and Division 3A of the Insurance Act. We have a thorough understanding of all of the legal and regulatory issues that need to be addressed in these transactions.

We have successfully executed more than 25 schemes for both life insurance and general insurance. This depth of experience provides a detailed understanding of the requirements of APRA and the Courts. We understand how to prepare scheme documentation to ensure a successful outcome.

We have built up strong working relationships with APRA officials and have a detailed understanding of the issues of particular interest and concern to the regulator. This includes knowledge of the timing from APRA’s perspective.

The number of transactions MinterEllison’s team has successfully undertaken provides a level of assurance that all of the issues will be effectively and efficiently addressed throughout the transaction. One unique aspect of our service offering in this area is the close working relationship we have with the actuaries when they are preparing and reviewing the necessary actuarial reports that form the basis of the scheme documents. Our knowledge of schemes can assist the actuaries in drafting the report to meet all of the Court’s requirements.

  • AB+F Insurance Awards
    Insurance Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific - Insurance
    The ‘excellent’ Minter Ellison provides ‘succinct advice’. The team handled insurance matters in relation to the firm’s advice to the New South Wales Treasury in the $5.1bn Port Botany and Port Kembla refinancing.
  • Best Lawyers 2013
    The depth and strength of Minter Ellison's team in Australia has been recognised by this year's list of Best Lawyers, announced today by Best Lawyers® and published by the Australian Financial Review.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific / Chambers Global - Insurance
    'All of it has been excellent, they have technical expertise, are easy to deal with, give a timely response and demonstrate business acumen. They know not just to answer the question in front of them but also to see how that fits into the broader picture.'
  • ANZIIF Law Firm of the Year
    Winners 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011