Regulation and Insurance
Is instructing a single law firm for corporate and claims work the way forward for insurers? This Legal Week report, in association with RPC, found evidence of a closer relationship between insurers and their law firms, with more than 50% now using the same firm for corporate and claims work.
Law Firm: RPC | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance
The issue of what duties a lead underwriter owes to the following market when settling a claim was considered by the Commercial Court in the context of a 'follow clause' in San Evans Maritime v Aigaion Insurance Co, which involved a vessel which was grounded in Brazil and towed to the Ivory Coast.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 February 2014 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting
The tectonic plates of insurance regulation are shifting, causing reverberations across an industry facing significant commercial pressures. This DLA Piper report analyses some of the key commercial and regulatory developments of 2013, and looks at the prospects for the year ahead.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 February 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance
Piracy is one of the most high-profile issues currently affecting the global shipping industry, and the subsequent influx of security companies and consultants into the market has raised many legal issues. DLA looks at the key considerations for shipowners, charterers and insurers.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 February 2014 | Practice Area: Sea
This Linklaters briefing summarises some the major developments in Hong Kong law last year, with links to further reading where available. Subjects covered include the inside information disclosure regime for listed corporations, the new sponsor regulatory regime, competition and mis-selling.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 23 January 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has published a guidance note relating to insurance business transfer schemes under the Insurance Business (Jersey) Law 1996 - the first published information from the JFSC in relation to such schemes. In this briefing, Mourant takes a closer look.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 21 January 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance
India continues to be featured on lists of top investment destinations, despite fluctuations in sentiment based on its rates of regulatory reform and growth. This Bakers briefing looks at both inbound and outbound investment trends, sizes up the biggest opportunities and outlines the key challenges.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 17 January 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Latham reports on the UK Supreme Court's ruling in a long-running insurance dispute, which means that proceedings in a foreign EU Member State will not prevent the English Court hearing claims that the foreign proceedings were brought in breach of a settlement of prior English proceedings.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 December 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
In Equitas v Walsham Bros, the Commercial Court ruled on a number of key legal issues concerning the duties owed by Lloyd's brokers to remit funds promptly to clients and to reinsurers, as DLA Piper reports.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 December 2013 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting
Although the Affordable Care Act was enacted to expand health insurance coverage in the US, particular aspects of the act depend on whether someone is classified as an 'employee'. Latham looks at the implications of proper worker classification, as well as the serious risks of misclassification.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 November 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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