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Court Rules On The Meaning Of A 100 Per Cent Notation In An Energy Reinsurance Policy
Two different views on the meaning of the term "100 per cent" in an energy facultative reinsurance policy were examined by the Commercial Court.
UK
15 Sep 2011
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English Law Prevails in International Reinsurance Dispute
A case on the governing law and jurisdiction of a reinsurance policy which did not contain a choice of governing law clause.
UK
11 Jan 2011
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Longevity Risk Sector Picks Up Momentum
In February, Abbey Life, the wholly owned insurance company of Deutsche Bank, announced it had executed the largest-ever longevity insurance transaction, providing BMW (UK) Operations' pension scheme with a hedge for life expectancy risks associated with £3bn pension scheme liabilities relating to 60,000 pensioners.
UK
2 Jun 2010
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A Reinsurer's Eye on Litigation Trends
It is important for reinsurers to monitor litigation trends. Litigation costs are often ultimately picked up by reinsurers so it remains crucial for them to understand the changing landscape so as to accurately assess their risks and exposures.
UK
21 Apr 2010
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Stolen Diamonds and Toxic Sofas
Two recent decisions have provided further assistance on the application of claims control and claims co-operation clauses.
UK
21 Apr 2010
6
The Lion City Roars
In this article, we look at the development and current state of the (re)insurance market in Singapore.
Singapore
21 Apr 2010
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The Latin American Earthquakes: Assessing the Loss
This article considers the issues for (re)insurers to bear in mind when dealing with claims arising out of the recent Latin American earthquakes.
UK
20 Apr 2010
8
Trends in Reinsurance and Predictions for the Next Ten Years
The reinsurance market is ever changing as it seeks to deal with the needs of its clients, the restraints imposed upon it by the economy and the challenges created by losses.
UK
20 Apr 2010
9
Asbestos Update
(Re)insurers will welcome recent clarification in the long-running pleural plaques and Employers' Liability 'Trigger Litigation' cases.
UK
20 Apr 2010
10
Warranties And Conditions Precedent - Take Care
In this article, we provide a summary of points to have in mind when drafting warranties and conditions precedent.
UK
16 Dec 2009
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Disputes: Resolved
Time spent at the outset determining how a dispute is to be resolved can assist in mitigating the effect of that dispute on the parties.
UK
16 Dec 2009
12
What Challenges Lie In Store For The Reinsurance Market In 2010?
Foreseeing the future direction of the market is never a simple exercise. In the current climate it is a genuine challenge. Nevertheless, a number of events and recent judicial developments can act as useful signposts.
UK
15 Dec 2009
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Marine Reinsurance Dispute - Getting The Paperwork Right
A recent judgment of the Court of Appeal in a marine reinsurance dispute between Allianz Insurance Co Egypt ("Allianz", the reinsured) and Aigaion Insurance Co SA ("Aigaion", the reinsurers) raises a timely reminder of the risks posed by incomplete placing slips communicated entirely by e-mail.
UK
24 Aug 2009
14
Wasa v Lexington - The Repercussions For Reinsurers
The House of Lords handed down its much anticipated judgment on 30 July. Its decision to allow the reinsurers' appeal and to refuse to accept Lexington's contention that the insurance and reinsurance contracts should be construed as "back to back" will be a popular one amongst many London market reinsurers conducting business in the US and equally proinsured jurisdictions.
UK
5 Aug 2009
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The Credit Crunch - Clauses To Consider This Renewals Season
As the credit crunch has deepened, its effects have rippled outwards. The sub-prime crisis in the US, market losses and failing confidence in the banking market have led to rating downgrades, emergency raising of capital and, ultimately, state intervention.
UK
19 Nov 2008
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Reinsurance And Internationl Risk - Known Knowns, Known Unknowns And Unknown Unknowns
There can be no doubt how hard the sub-prime crisis and the ensuing credit crunch have hit the financial markets. Similarly, insurers and reinsurers have been damaged (some critically so) by their investment strategies.
UK
19 Nov 2008
17
Natural Catastrophes - The Causation Conundrum
When a disaster strikes, the insurance industry is expected to respond quickly and decisively. Unfortunately, the factual chaos which often results is frequently accompanied by coverage issues.
UK
19 Nov 2008
18
Latest Developments In Legacy
The developments that will be of interest to those dealing with legacy portfolios are: 1) the Reinsurance Directive and European wide Part VII transfers; 2) HM Treasury response in relation to extending the ambit of Part VII transfers; and 3) the Scottish Parliament’s reaction to Grieves v F T Everard & Sons (2007) which held that pleural plaques were not compensatable.
UK
30 Jul 2008
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Arbitration Round-Up
Arbitration has historically been a popular method of resolving insurance and reinsurance disputes.
UK
30 Jul 2008
20
The Lion Roars: Singapore Zooms Ahead As Insurance Hub
While there are still mixed views expressed about Singapore as a tourist destination, there seems to be general agreement about one thing: Singapore has outclassed its rivals as the region's leading insurance and reinsurance hub.
UK
30 Jul 2008
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