Centre d’Etudes d’Assurances – CEA – was created in 1936, originally a law institute awarding post-graduate qualifications in insurance law.

Gradually expanding its activities to include brokerage after the war, CEA specialised in the coverage of professional liabilities of engineers.

It took part in significant evolutions of construction insurance in France: the first work of reference on the Spinetta Law drafted by André ROUSSEL and associates (ed. technical), as well as the BTP professional reforms (contribution to preparatory works on the Law of 3rd January 1977 on architecture, and the Law of 19th December 1990 on the construction of individual houses which imposed the guarantee of delivery and outlined the related fees and timeframes).