Transferring personal data between the EEA and the UK post-Brexit

Transferring personal data between the EEA and the UK post-Brexit

Transferring personal data between the EEA and the UK post-Brexit

The continued flow of customers’ and employees’ personal data is vital to many businesses, supply chains and public authorities to ensure effective functioning. UK organisations can currently transfer personal data freely between the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) under the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. However, from 31 December 2020, the UK will become a “third country”…

Facing up to a new normal

Facing up to a new normal

Facing up to a new normal

As countries across the world emerge from Covid-19 lockdowns, one question is: what will the new normal look like? And it appears there may be one or two silver linings to emerge from the crisis, according to Sharon van Herel, Netherlands country manager at Risk Frontiers Europe sponsor HDI Global. “The Covid-19 lockdowns have given us a tremendous opportunity to…

Clear wordings essential

Clear wordings essential

Clear wordings essential

Clear wordings helped the Dutch market navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, suggests Sunny Léons, an executive board member of Brokerslink and CEO of Léons. Insurers in the Netherlands have broadly done a good job of paying claims through the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Sunny Leons, CEO of Léons. Speaking to Commercial Risk Europe, he says the insurance industry really stepped up to…

Market to harden further

Market to harden further

Market to harden further

wiss insureds will continue to see insurance premiums rise for the foreseeable future, warns Edoardo Leusciatti, partner at SRB Assekuranz Broker AG, a Brokerslink partner in Switzerland. There have only been a few lines of business (LOB) where coverage applied for Covid-19, Edoardo Leusciatti, partner at SRB Assekuranz Broker AG, Brokerslink Partner in Switzerland tells Commercial Risk Europe. “This includes…

Risk managers urged to prepare for rising group actions across Europe

Risk managers urged to prepare for rising group actions across Europe

Risk managers urged to prepare for rising group actions across Europe

Jennette Newman, vice-president of the London-based Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), which represents the defendant insurance lawyer community, discusses the rise of group legal actions in the UK and across Europe with Commercial Risk Europe’s Adrian Ladbury. FOIL says its main mission is to advance a “reforming agenda for a more transparent and proportionate claims environment” that benefits claimants and…

The real risks of 5G

The real risks of 5G

The real risks of 5G

Fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology promises to revolutionise communication and data transmission globally, heralding a new age of connectivity. Recently, circulating conspiracy theories regarding 5G and coronavirus have seen masts attacked and a backlash across social media. Although there is no credence to this fake news, there do appear to be some legitimate concerns with this developing technology, driving changes in…

UK government issues proposals to tackle illegal deforestation in supply chains

UK government issues proposals to tackle illegal deforestation in supply chains

UK government issues proposals to tackle illegal deforestation in supply chains

Concerns around climate change and the environment continue to move up the corporate agenda as governments and businesses are becoming ever more conscious of the potential for climate change to cause catastrophic global events. The UK government has promised to “build back better and build back greener” in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis – seeing the pandemic as a…

Howden accelerates plan to be credible global alternative for risk managers

Howden accelerates plan to be credible global alternative for risk managers

Howden accelerates plan to be credible global alternative for risk managers

Howden, the london-based international specialty broker that is part of the Hyperion Insurance Group and 46% staff-owned, aims to become the leading Europe-based broker through a strategy of organic growth, acquisitions and hiring expert talent, CEO José Manuel González told Commercial Risk Europe. The broker is building a fast-expanding network of offices, expertise, products and services that, critically, now enable…

Sompo ready to ramp up European and international corporate business

Sompo ready to ramp up European and international corporate business

Sompo ready to ramp up European and international corporate business

Sompo International, a global specialty provider of property and casualty (re)insurance, is about to embark on a significant communications effort to “demystify” the organisation for brokers and risk managers, according to Julian James, CEO of international insurance. Sompo Holdings, the parent of Sompo International, has made no secret of its ambition to become a top 10 global insurance group by…

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