Beyond COVID-19: Crisis response or road to recovery?
Crisis response or road to recovery?
In this edition of Insurance Focus we consider the likely impact of the referendum vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. After over forty years within the European bloc, how will ‘Brexit’, impact the London insurance market?
We also consider the potential for growth in Africa’s speciality lines for those insurers willing to enter the region.
Finally we review some new claims trends linked to new technology and changing social behaviours – including the rise of thefts of ‘hipster’ pets.
In our case notes section we review a landmark German decision on loss adjustments services undertaken by insurance brokers; an Australian case on the timing of a cause of action for non-payment; a recent decision from the Court of Appeal in England and Wales concerning aggregation wording; a review of the impact of the recent decision of the Italian Supreme Court concerning claims made clauses and finally a tragic case reaffirming that the frailty of an injured person will not proffer a defence in civil liability.
We also include international regulatory developments.
As the global aviation industry looks towards post-pandemic recovery and less turbulent skies, it is the topic of decarbonisation that is increasingly top of everyone’s agenda. There have been a number of eye-catching announcements around the world in recent weeks, from United Airlines announcing its intention to purchase 100 electric aircraft, an increased focus on the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from several airlines, and Korean Air utilising the green bond markets.
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