Hans Hammarbäck chairs Mannheimer Swartling’s Insurance practice group. With more than 25 years’ experience advising on commercial disputes, Hans has specialised in contentious insurance and reinsurance related matters and also has extensive experience from M&A related insurance disputes. He has litigated and arbitrated numerous insurance and reinsurance disputes in Sweden and other jurisdictions. He also regularly assists clients in drafting insurance terms and conditions and in regulatory and other insurance related matters. His practice includes acting for insureds, insurers and intermediaries, in many cases involving cross-border issues.
Hans is mentioned for his work in Who’s Who Legal and the Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers.
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.