Archive for the ‘Insurance and Reinsurance’ Category

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 17 March 2017
  INSURANCE BULLETIN 17 March 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: What should the role of government be in managing cyber risks? 2. Court...
March 17th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 10 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 10 March 2017
INSURANCE BULLETIN 10 March 2017 In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: The Insurance Distribution Directive – first draft UK legislation and...
March 10th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 03 March 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 03 March 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: The Bank of England reflects on the implementation of Solvency II 2. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: No rule preventing...
March 3rd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW successfully upholds in Court of Appeal important first instance judgment of Males J on inducement

HFW successfully upholds in Court of Appeal important first instance judgment of Males J on inducement
Costas Frangeskides AXA Versicherung AG (successor to Albingia) v Arab Insurance Group (B.S.C.) HFW represented Arig in the appeal of a 7 July 2015 High Court judgment of Mr Justice Males, in which AXA, as successor in title to German reinsurer, Albingia, was unsuccessful in its attempts to avoid two...
March 2nd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

New professional indemnity insurance examination set for expansion

New professional indemnity insurance examination set for expansion
Chris Jones A dedicated qualification for professional indemnity practitioners is set to be expanded after a successful first round of examinations. The International Underwriting Association launched the Professional Indemnity Form (PIF) Test last year in response to requests from companies writing...
February 27th, 2017 | Associations, Education and Training, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 Feb. 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 23 Feb. 2017
  In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: Update on the Insurance Distribution Directive: Publication of EIOPA’s Technical Advice and draft Implementing Technical...
February 23rd, 2017 | Communication, Company Profiles, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Press and Media | Read More

Greek Minister’s of Shipping plans

Greek Minister’s of Shipping plans
The Greek Press Attache Alexis Georgiades introducing Panagiotis Kourouplis, Greece’s Shipping and Islands Policy Minister Two days ago, on 15th of February, the Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy Panagiotis Kourouplis gave a press conference at  the Riverside Plaza Hotel by the River...
February 17th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Flags, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 Feb. 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 16 Feb. 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation Europe: When do companies selling insurance-based investments need to consider if they are appropriate for their customers? 2. Court cases...
February 16th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

Bermuda captive insurance experts target US markets

Bermuda captive insurance experts target US markets
Participants in BDA’s Chicago and Boston captive insurance forums (top, from left): GM’s Al Gier, Janita Burke of Estera, Richard Daley of JLT, Rick Irvine of PwC, Leslie Robinson of BMA, Tom Kelly of KPMG; (bottom, from left): Adam Miholic of Marsh, Jamie Sewell of Boeing, Dennis Silvia...
February 13th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

HFW Briefing – Judicial Public Interest Agreement and Liability Insurance

HFW Briefing – Judicial Public Interest Agreement and Liability Insurance
Judicial Public Interest Agreement (Convention judiciaire d’intérêt public – CJIP) and Liability Insurance: the impact of the Sapin II Law on D&O insurers and policyholders The French legislator...
February 6th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 03 Feb. 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 03 Feb. 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: European regulators seeking to attract UK (re)insurers UK: Unlicensed consumer credit lending – FCA takes first criminal action Hong...
February 3rd, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 Jan 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin 26 Jan 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation EU and US: No consensus among industry experts on EU-US reinsurance agreement 2. Court cases and arbitration England: Supreme Court rules...
January 26th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

New healthcare insurance conference to launch in Bermuda

New healthcare insurance conference to launch in Bermuda
Jereme Ramsay, Business Development Manager at the BDA, with Bermuda Healthcare Forum co-chairs Lindsay Roos (left), of Bowring Marsh, and Aon’s Amy Wolfinger Hamilton, Bermuda, January 20, 2017 – Bermuda is set to host a new insurance market conference this spring, catering to sophisticated...
January 20th, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin Jan 2017

HFW Insurance Bulletin Jan 2017
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Notification issues: Zurich Insurance plc v Maccaferri Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 1302 2. Market developments UK: New...
January 19th, 2017 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal | Read More

London is briefed on Russian National Reinsurance Co, new player on the insurance market

London is briefed on Russian National Reinsurance Co, new player on the insurance market
Russian National Reinsurance chief Nikolay Galushin (right) with broker Charles Catt. London is briefed on Russian National Reinsurance Co, new player on the insurance market By James Brewer Just opened for business, the Russian National Reinsurance Co will help provide cover for sanctions-hit domestic...
January 12th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

IUA identifies London Market priorities for 2017

IUA identifies London Market priorities for 2017
Dave Matcham Five priorities for the London company market in 2017 have been identified by the International Underwriting Association. Over the past 12 months, member firms have faced considerable challenges, commented the association’s chief executive Dave Matcham, but the IUA is well positioned to...
January 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, News | Read More

News from the Singapore Reinsurers’ Association

News from the Singapore Reinsurers’ Association
Marc Haushofer MR MARC HAUSHOFER TO SUCCEED MR ALAIN FLANDRIN AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SINGAPORE REINSURERS’ ASSOCIATION WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JANUARY 2017 Monday, 5 December 2016 – The Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA) has announced that Mr Marc Haushofer,Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific...
December 5th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Person Profiles | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin

HFW Insurance Bulletin
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation England & Wales: Government announces crackdown on whiplash claims France: Class actions in the health sector are coming IAIS publishes...
December 1st, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

London Insurance companies identify four BREXIT priorities

London Insurance companies identify four BREXIT priorities
Dave Matcham Four detailed priorities from Brexit negotiations have been identified by companies in the London insurance market. The objectives, issued by the International Underwriting Association (IUA), outline arrangements that will help the city maintain its position as the largest global centre...
November 30th, 2016 | HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 25 Nov. 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Measure of Indemnity and reinstatement: a victory for insureds – Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) SE v Western Trading...
November 25th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Marine Insurance | Read More

Be brutal to failing insurance ventures, urges Chubb chief

Be brutal to failing insurance ventures, urges Chubb chief
Andrew Kendrick of Chubb Group. Be brutal to failing insurance ventures, urges Chubb chief By James Brewer An industry leader has spoken out against any moves to prop up insurance businesses that become unviable. Andrew Kendrick, senior vice president and regional president for Europe of Chubb Group,...
November 18th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Electronic T-shirt aims to improve truck driver safety

Electronic T-shirt aims to improve truck driver safety
Chiara Bersani. Electronic T-shirt aims to improve truck driver safety By James Brewer Truckies are trying out the latest in wearable technology: a T-shirt. Experiments are being carried out in Italy to monitor the bodily behaviour of goods drivers by means of a smart (in the electronic as opposed to...
November 16th, 2016 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More

Is direct action against insurers allowed?…

Is direct action against insurers allowed?…
Aggeliki Gerouki Is direct action against insurers allowed? The question arises again. A decision is awaited from the ECJ. by Aggeliki Gerouki*, LLM in Maritime Law The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has been asked by the highest court of Denmark to decide whether a third party bringing a direct action...
November 11th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs | Read More

HFW Insurance Bulletin 11 Nov 2016

HFW Insurance Bulletin 11 Nov 2016
In this week’s Bulletin: 1. Regulation and legislation UK: PRA consultation on Solvency II: National Specific Templates 2. Court cases and arbitration England and Wales: Exclude me please –...
November 11th, 2016 | Insurance and Reinsurance | Read More

Surviving in a Changing Environment…

Surviving in a Changing Environment…
IUMI offshore energy committee workshop Surviving in a Changing Environment – challenge for both the oil industry and its insurers  By James Brewer It was a worrying start. Underwriters in the offshore energy sector who were present at a debate at the International Union of Marine Insurance 2016 conference...
November 10th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance | Read More