Mass tort claims and jurisdiction: UK Supreme Court rules on Vedanta

Mass tort claims and jurisdiction: UK Supreme Court rules on Vedanta

Mass tort claims and jurisdiction: UK Supreme Court rules on Vedanta

The UK Supreme Court has found that the English courts are free to exercise jurisdiction over claims against parent companies for damage caused by their subsidiaries abroad. Accordingly, multinational corporations should now be encouraged to review their due diligence, risk control and global insurance programmes to ensure that they have adequate protection against this risk In this high-profile judgment on…

DRC liberalises insurance sector

DRC liberalises insurance sector

DRC liberalises insurance sector

After 50 years of state monopoly, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has liberalised its insurance sector. The country now has three licensed non-life insurers, one life insurer, and two insurance brokers. Rupert Weterings, of AIB Brokers, one of the brokers to win a licence, said: “We do expect that SONAS (the state insurer) will get its licence in the…

London Market Group identifies trade priorities post-Brexit

London Market Group identifies trade priorities post-Brexit

London Market Group identifies trade priorities post-Brexit

The London Market Group (LMG) has called on the UK Government to be “proactive in opening up international insurance markets based on mutual market access, home-state supervision and no host-state financial requirements”. The LMG said it has identified a number of priority markets that it will seek to work on with the Treasury and the Department of International Trade. Malcolm…

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 3 – options available to shipping companies and associated funding

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 3 – options available to shipping companies and associated funding

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 3 – options available to shipping companies and associated funding

With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that the regulation will have on the international maritime industry and on individual shipping companies. This three-part series aims…

Mauritius creating regional centre to strengthen insurers’ collaboration

Mauritius creating regional centre to strengthen insurers’ collaboration

Mauritius creating regional centre to strengthen insurers’ collaboration

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) is launching a regional centre of excellence to strengthen insurance regulation and partnership among regulators from southern and eastern Africa. The move comes as Mauritius looks at ways in which it can enjoy an equivalent jurisdiction with South Africa, which has recently adopted the SAM regulations, which in turn demand standards of all those…

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 2 – A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 2 – A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Sulphur Cap Series: Part 2 – A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

Beth Bradley, Benjamin Bryant and Ioanna Tsekoura, of Clyde & Co, consider the challenges facing compliance and challenges to enforcement as the new Sulphur Cap looms With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and…

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Carbon nanotubes and disease risks

Understanding the potential for new risks, and particularly those that may ultimately lead to disease claims, is increasingly important for those sectors manufacturing or using nanotech. With its increased use in a variety of products, questions about the health risks will continue to be raised. As early as 2008, pathogenic similarities between some carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and asbestos fibres were…

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

A practical overview of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap

With less than 18 months before Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) comes into effect, there are still numerous challenges surrounding compliance and enforcement, which have cast uncertainty over the effect that the regulation will have on the international maritime industry and on individual shipping companies. This three-part series…

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?

As technology has increased, there has been an inevitable proliferation in the number of electromagnetic and radiofrequency field sources that people are exposed to on a daily basis.  These include Wi-Fi, power lines, mobile phones and masts, IT equipment and other electronic devices. There are increasing numbers of people who report experiencing unpleasant symptoms due to exposure to these electromagnetic…

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