Insurance

Weathervane

Clydes debuts smart contract to insure against weather damage

Clyde & Co has engineered a new type of contract that allows insurers to fend off the consequences of disastrous weather events by using real-time data to inform policy covers. The concept falls under the technical name of ‘connected parametric insurance contract’, describing a contract that relies on external data sources to automate provisions of client […]

Dublin

Brexit forces Clydes’ hand into Dublin office opening

Clyde & Co has become the latest UK-headquartered law firm to launch in Dublin with the potential impact of Brexit cited as a key influence in its decision. The firm has said that its new Dublin site will allow its Irish law capabilities to continue “seamlessly” after the UK leaves the European Union, which is […]

America

RPC secures alliance with US insurance firm

RPC has struck its first formal alliance with a US firm, securing a non-exclusive arrangement with Chicago-based Hinshaw & Culbertson. The firm will work alongside its US counterpart on insurance matters, such as professional indemnity, and directors and officers liability insurance. This is the first time RPC has made an management like this to such […]

Freshfields loses insurance regulation head to Mayer Brown

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer head of contentious insurance regulation Chris Chapman has moved across the City to join Mayer Brown as a partner. Chapman will start his new role on 20 March and strengthens the firm’s banking and regulatory disputes practice which was understood to have been identified has been a key part of London strategy. […]

Hamburg

Clydes raids Ince for new Hamburg office

A total of 16 lawyers from Ince & Co’s Hamburg office are to join Clyde & Co, nearly a year after the latter announced it was launching in the German city. The team are joining four former Ince partners, who made the same move to Clydes in February 2018. However, the quartet are understood to […]

Aviva gears up for first panel review in six years

FTSE 100 insurance giant Aviva is preparing to review its legal roster, six years after last undertaking a comprehensive analysis of its panel arrangements. The company, which will launch the review in the first quarter of this year, decided a traditional review was not necessary in 2016 and instead ran a ‘desktop review’ of its roster, […]

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