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Interesting developments in insurance case law: three recent key rulings

This briefing focuses on recent case law developments of interest to insurance and reinsurance practitioners. Three cases are covered, including Axa Corporate Solutions Assurance v Weir Services Australia, which raises interesting jurisdictional points regarding global and local insurance policies.

Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 17 June 2016 | Practice Area: Professional Indemnity

A guide to bitcoin and blockchain: how it works, regulatory concerns and an A-Z of key terms

Cryptocurrencies have gained significant attention since bitcoin’s introduction in 2009, and blockchain (the technology underlying bitcoin) is now being adopted by financial services and technology firms, prompting regulatory scrutiny. This whitepaper attempts to demystify blockchain.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 May 2016 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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Brexit: legal implications for the London insurance sector

What impact would a vote to leave the European Union have on the London insurance market? This briefing looks at some possible implications of Brexit for the law affecting the London insurance market, categorised into three areas: regulatory, underwriting, and policy wordings and claims issues.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Terrorism’s impact upon privity of contract in Bermuda

The link between terrorism and the erosion of privity of contract in Bermuda is not immediately discernible. However, following the massive insurance and reinsurance payments for loss sustained during the 9/11 attacks, the commercial and business environment in Bermuda has proved to be the catalyst.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 10 May 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

The insurance world: 2015 in review and predictions for 2016

2015 was a challenging and transformative year for the insurance industry around the world. This DLA Piper report reviews some of the more notable events and trends in the global insurance industry over the past twelve months.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 03 March 2016 | Practice Area: Security

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Guernsey's insurance sector: a guide to the legal framework

Guernsey’s position as Europe’s leading captive insurance domicile has made the jurisdiction renowned for insurance activity - a large proportion of which provides general insurance cover to UK parents. This article summarises the legal framework underpinning Guernsey’s diverse insurance sector.view abstract

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 01 March 2016 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

Insurance timeline 2016-18: dates for your diary

This insurance timeline from Bond Dickinson sets out the key developments and legislation to look out for across the insurance sector over the next two years, as well as a list of the most important Supreme Court cases, Court of Appeal cases and other cases of interest.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 11 February 2016 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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Rain on your parade: when can a contractor make an adverse weather claim?

Bad weather is certainly no joke to those disrupted on construction projects. When winter passes, will we see a deluge of claims by contractors for relief under the contract as a result of inclement weather? This briefing looks at a contractor's right to claim in respect of delays caused by weather.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 19 January 2016 | Practice Area: Projects

British Virgin Islands insurance legislation overhauled

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has gazetted the Virgin Islands Insurance (Amendment) Act 2015 and the Insurance Amendment Regulations 2015. These acts have been introduced to modernise the provision of insurance business in and from within the BVI. This briefing looks at some of the key changes.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 30 October 2015 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting

Implications of the Insurance Act 2015 for commercial insureds - are you ready?

The Insurance Act 2015, which will come into effect in August next year, includes fundamental changes to the approach which will need to be taken by insureds and insurers in presenting/assessing risks, and in addressing coverage issues post inception, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 28 October 2015 | Practice Area: Warranties

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