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Navigating transactional Risks with W&I Insurance

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Warranties & Indemnity insurance (“W&I insurance”) has become a well-known tool to mitigate certain transactional risks and provide deal certainty in M&A and Real Estate M&A transactions. However, W&I insurance policies have inherited limitations which may seemingly conflict with the initial aim of taking out a transactional insurance.

This article delves into the pros and cons related to taking out W&I insurance and describes other insurance products used in recent transactions which Moalem Weitemeyer has advised on.

Although W&I insurance is more frequently used in larger transactions because of the associated costs, it remains applicable in smaller transactions where the premiums for W&I insurance can be relatively moderate. The increasing competitiveness on the insurance markets has led to insurance companies offering appealing premiums and terms, making W&I insurance more feasible for mid-size and small transactions.

The cost of the W&I insurance is often in a range between 0.4%-2% of the policy limit depending on the choice of insurance coverage and the risks related to the target company or properties. Additionally, there will be costs to the W&I underwriter’s advisors and taxes. Most often, the costs of the W&I insurance are paid by the buyer. In some cases, however, the costs may be split between the seller and buyer due to negotiations or covered by the seller entirely.

Andreas Hvid Clement


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