Hong Kong introduces new arbitration rules

Hong Kong introduces new arbitration rules

Hong Kong introduces new arbitration rules

Hong Kong law firms are advising companies active in the territory to take a close look at new Adminsitered Arbitration Rules (2018 Rules) introduced by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) at the start of November. Baker McKenzie states that the 2018 Rules introduce a raft of important and useful amendments including rules facilitating complex arbitrations, a procedure for…

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

Cyberattacks biggest business risk across east Asia and the Pacific

The risk of a cyberattack is the biggest concern among business leaders in east Asia and the Pacific, according to the Regional Risks for Doing Business report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). The prominence of cyber risk reflects the rapid pace of digitalisation and the increasing sophistication of the region’s economies, according to the report. Southeast Asia also boasts…

Standard Club partners with Ping An for Chinese P&I underwriting

Standard Club partners with Ping An for Chinese P&I underwriting

Standard Club partners with Ping An for Chinese P&I underwriting

Mutual insurance association Standard Club Asia, managed by Charles Taylor Mutual Management, has teamed up with China’s Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance to jointly offer professional and indemnity (P&I) cover for Chinese shipowners. China is currently ranked as the world’s second-largest shipowning country, behind Greece, and has the largest share of general cargo ships. The partnership will focus on…

Lego wins big copyright case in China

Lego wins big copyright case in China

Lego wins big copyright case in China

Danish toymaker Lego is celebrating the successful outcome of a copyright court case in China that could have repercussions for other international manufacturers that have struggled to protect their intellectual property (IP) from Chinese imitators. The decision, from a district court in Guangzhou Yuexiu, found that the four Chinese defendants had infringed Lego’s IP rights by copying the 3D artworks…

New high for global insurance sector M&A, finds Willis report

New high for global insurance sector M&A, finds Willis report

New high for global insurance sector M&A, finds Willis report

Global insurance M&A has reached the highest levels of deal value since the financial crisis, according to a new report from Willis Towers Watson and Mergermarket. The first six months of 2018 saw 14 deals worth more than €500m taking place in the insurance sector, an increase of €37bn. Willis said the increase was driven by a number of megadeals,…

Accelerating pace of change in the Chinese re/insurance market, says JLT Re

Accelerating pace of change in the Chinese re/insurance market, says JLT Re

Accelerating pace of change in the Chinese re/insurance market, says JLT Re

The pace of change in the Chinese re/insurance market is likely to accelerate, according to a new report from JLT Re, as a result of regulatory change, market developments, M&A activity and technology innovation. The report, Market Insight – China: A Super Regulator Emerges, states: “In many respects, the conditions and challenges in the Chinese non-life sector are similar to…

RMS forecasts major catastrophes in Asia-Pacific

RMS forecasts major catastrophes in Asia-Pacific

RMS forecasts major catastrophes in Asia-Pacific

Risk modelling firm RMS has compiled a list of ten ‘one in a 100-year’ natural catastrophes that could hit the Asia-Pacific region, highlighting the region’s vulnerability to environmental disasters. The region has already suffered a number of catastrophes in 2018, including Typhoons Jebi and Mangkhut, and the Palu earthquake in Indonesia. However, RMS believes there is a likely expectation of…

Emerging market risks rise

Emerging market risks rise

Emerging market risks rise

Recent months have seen increased volatility in emerging markets as foreign investors pull back from heavily indebted countries like Turkey, Argentina and South Africa. While a full-blown debt crisis looks unlikely, political risk in emerging markets is expected to heighten, driving increased demand for specialist trade credit insurance. With rising interest rates in the US, emerging markets have been finding…

Tokio Marine Kiln to close HK office

Tokio Marine Kiln to close HK office

Tokio Marine Kiln to close HK office

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) is to close its Hong Kong office with immediate effect, citing challenging market conditions for marine and cargo insurance. Meanwhile, fellow insurer Chubb is launching a cargo insurance product aimed at Hong Kong exporters and importers. Tokio Marine’s primary Asian base will now be in Singapore, with a supporting office in Shanghai. The Hong Kong office…

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