2013 insurance industry year-end review and forecast for 2014
The tectonic plates of insurance regulation are shifting — with reverberations across the industry. The industry is also faced with significant commercial pressures, including a flood of third-party capital; persistent, historically low investment returns, which are driving insurers to search for yield and restructure their businesses; and a flurry of M&A activity, particularly cross-border acquisitions, as insurers seek top-line growth and diversification.
This review contains DLA Piper’s catalogue and analysis of some of the key commercial and regulatory developments of the past year, as well as some prognostications regarding the coming year(s). Some sections are general; some are highly detailed…
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On 4 December 2013, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) opened an investigation into one of Italy’s largest joint purchasing groups, Centrale Italiana.
Georgia Court of Appeals rules franchisees can assert claims for relief under Georgia’s tort statute for violating the FTC Franchise Rule
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently upheld a judgment entered on a jury verdict against a franchisor for violating the FTC’s Franchise Rule.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.
A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions