Insurance and Reinsurance Briefings
Foreign investment in the Indian insurance sector – the mega-reform download subscription
Foreign investment limit in the insurance sector has been increased from 26 per cent to 49 per cent, and other changes.
US: user-based insurance – more regulation on the way download subscription
The National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) recently released the findings of its study on telematics-supported usage-based insurance.
Representations and warranties insurance in M&A transactions download subscription
Negotiations over representations and warranties and the related indemnification in M&A transactions are often time-consuming and costly, even where the parties fully agree upon the purchase price.
US: New indexed universal life illustrations model heading for consensus download subscription
Regulators and industry representatives who have been grappling with new rules concerning Indexed Universal Life Insurance (IUL) illustrations for the past year came together in person on 26 March.
Isle of Man introduces insurance special purpose vehicle download subscription
The Isle of Man has introduced new insurance special purpose vehicle (ISPV) legislation which enhances the island’s already attractive insurance business offering.
Insurance regional highlights subscription
New insolvency rules on hold subscription
The introduction of the new insolvency rules is now likely to be delayed until 2016.
If a winding up petition is made to court, any disposition of the company’s property, transfer of shares or alteration in the status of the company’s members is void, if not validated by the court.
What is the effect of liquidation/bankruptcy and dissolution on the ability of a fixed-charge receiver to exercise the powers usually given to a receiver under the LPA or mortgage deed?
The election promises: employment law download subscription
The key political battlegrounds laid bare.
Jersey: employment law changes download subscription
Employers must have strong policies in place, particularly with the family-friendly rights coming in in September, as the law in these areas can be technical.
Sisters lose power of attorney roles download subscription
A judge has ruled that two sisters who “detest each other” should no longer be in control of their sick mother’s finances.
Recoverability of costs and the ECHR — an impending incompatibility? download subscription
This article considers the current adjournment in the case of Coventry and others v Lawrence and another (No 2) and its potential effects on litigation funding.
From the firm of the week
Redundancy pay rate set to rise download subscription
Annual increases to statutory redundancy pay will take effect from 6 April. The statutory maximum an employee will be able to receive will be £14,250.
The reporting of child sexual abuse: some statistics download subscription
In the past few years the reporting of child sexual abuse has increased dramatically. In this context it is interesting to read research by the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.
Non-disclosure of assets: civil partnership divorce case labelled ‘unique’ download subscription
Lady Justice Black has granted permission for a case brought by a former civil partner against her late ex-partner’s estate to be heard in the Court of Appeal.
Legality of private parking charges issue settled download subscription
Legal history was made by the Court of Appeal on 23 April 2015 in the case of ParkingEye v Beavis.
Moore v Secretary of State: the consequences for gypsy and traveller planning download subscription
This is the title of a seminar presented by Tim Jones of No5 Chambers.
Safeguarding corporate reputation download subscription
Schillings’ latest report shows reputation management has a direct bearing on share value.
Motivating Generation Flex download subscription
The younger generation see office life as a waste of time, and their work motivations are different too. So how do you retain them?
Insurance and Reinsurance Analysis
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
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Navigating the renewals maze for PII has only got harder. We provide a guide to the sector’s underwriters while brokers advise on the best line of action
The consumer insurance market has seen a fierce tussle for territory. Have the mega-firms won or has the war just begun?
Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
As the renewal season for professional indemnity insurance approaches, insurers see the market hardening