Insurance & Reinsurance

About

Signum Advocates is one of the few Ugandan firms also to provide focused insurance law advice. We advise insurance companies on the structure of the insurances to be put into place, the type of insurances to be carried, and the use of project-specific and owner-controlled policies. Signum represents insurance and reinsurance companies, insurance brokers and other insurance industry players. We are committed to the compliance of our clients with regulatory demands of the industry. We pro­vide ad­vice on in­su­r­ance and rein­su­r­ance con­tracts as well as poli­cies and reg­u­la­to­ry re­quire­ments.

Sadly, but possibly inevitably, insurance policies can lead to coverage disputes. Our litigation lawyers have a high­ly proven re­cord in liti­gat­ing cas­es for our clients whether they are in­su­r­ance com­pa­nies or in­di­vi­d­u­al clients and busi­ness­es. We specialise in advising on the resolution of large and difficult claims, and in the defence of claims against companies and their directors which are insured under all types of liability insurance policies. We also represent insurers and their insured entities in the defence of claims and the pursuit of recoveries by way of subrogation.

 In addition, we work closely with prosecutors and investigators around the country in pursuing criminal penalties for fraudulent providers, and frequently help insurers to respond to bad faith claims involving accusations of conspiracy, fraud, and deceptive trade practices.

Our team members have successfully represented a number of insurance companies before the Insurance Regulatory Authority and the High court in respect to insurance fraud claims, subrogation claim and premium related disputes.

We as­sist in­su­r­ance com­pa­nies in iden­ti­fy­ing claims and prac­tices that could lead to pos­si­ble liti­ga­tion and im­ple­ment­ing pro­ce­dures that will pre­vent fu­ture claims.

We ad­vise Insurance com­pa­nies and bro­k­ers on the best poli­cies and we of­fer our knowl­edge in the sec­tor to help shap­ing de­vel­op­ments in the law, by the en­act­ment of more sus­tain­able poli­cies. Our spe­cif­ic ex­per­tise is reg­u­lar­ly sought for by in­su­r­ance com­pa­nies and op­er­a­tors in the field to deal with the com­plex­i­ties that are pe­cu­liar to the in­su­r­ance laws and regulations.