Mannheimer Swartling

Stockholm

Mannheimer Swartling offers high-quality legal advice on business law globally. Our capacity and expertise enable us to provide virtually any services that our clients require. Our commitment to always deliver the highest-quality advice in the market permeates all our work – whether the client is an entrepreneur-driven start-up or a global listed company with thousands of employees.

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Insurance

Insurers' outsourcing arrangements – recent guidance from Swedish regulator
Sweden | 26 November 2019

Almost four years after the implementation of the EU Solvency II Directive in Sweden, insurers are still devoting significant resources to identifying, understanding and putting into practice the complex regulatory legislation governing outsourcing arrangements. This article outlines some of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's recent clarifications and comments on outsourcing and the main requirements surrounding insurers' outsourcing arrangements.

Authorisation requirements for third-country insurers: implications of a hard Brexit
Sweden | 16 July 2019

In the event of a hard Brexit, UK insurers must obtain authorisation as third-country insurers in Sweden in order to offer their products to the Swedish market. Notably, insurers that are uncertain of whether the business which they intend to conduct constitutes insurance business in Sweden and is thus subject to authorisation can apply for a preliminary ruling from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority on the issue.

New guidance on classification of insurance‑based investment products
Sweden | 30 April 2019

The Council for Advance Tax Rulings has further clarified the demarcation between insurance products and other investment products under Swedish law. The council found that a unit-linked insurance plan under which the beneficiary was entitled to 99% of the invested capital on realisation of the insured risk and the policyholder received no risk compensation during the insurance period did not constitute an insurance product under Swedish law.