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Lunchtime Lectures

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 19th January, 2018

Mark Williamson and Isabel Ost
“GDPR - are you processing personal data lawfully”
The OLd Library, Lloyd's, Lime STreet, London, EC3M 7HA


Mark Williamson is a partner at Clyde & Co LLP specialising in Commercial/IT/IP

 

Mark is dedicated to providing specialist commercial law advice to the insurance sector


Over the past five years he has put together a hand-picked team that delivers both commercial law expertise and detailed insurance sector knowledge – a combination that clients say is not replicated elsewhere in the City and adds real value to their business.

Mark is recommended in Legal 500 for his work in the insurance sector and has in-depth experience of advising on onshore and offshore outsourcing; product distribution; affinity partnerships; information technology; intellectual property; data protection; and e-commerce. He is also a contributing author to the International Encyclopaedia of Agency and Distribution Agreements.

Isabel Ost is an Associate at Clyde & Co LLP

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 27th October, 2017

Professor James Davey - University of Southampton
“"After the Gold Rush: Insurance Regulation in the FinTech Era"”
The Presentation Rooms, Gallery 11, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

http://www.bila.org.uk/resources/After the Gold Rush.pdf

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 15th September, 2017

Julian Burling
“Brokers - duties and developments”
The Old Library, Lloyds, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

http://bila.org.uk/resources/css/Slides Julian Burling.pdfhttp://bila.org.uk/resources/css/Slides Julian Burling.pdf

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 21st July, 2017

Jeffrey Gruder QC
“Arbitrating Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes: Transparent and Impartial?”
The Old Library, Lloyds, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

http://bila.org.uk/resources/css/JG Slides 21.7.17.pdfJeffrey Gruder QC is widely recognised a leading silk at the Commercial Bar. He is “An extremely able and thorough advocate with an extraordinary knowledge of the law,” as well as being “A lawyer with a nice persuasive advocacy style who is a great cross-examiner.” He is client-friendly, has a high profile practice and a wide array of experience in international litigation and arbitration.

"In Aldcroft v International Cotton Association [2017] EWHC 62 Comm (30 March 2017), a deputy judge in the Commercial Court said "it is clear that the risk of a perception of lack of impartiality resulting from repeat appointments is a legitimate concern in the international arbitration community", and and held that it was reasonable for the Cotton association to seek to limit repeat Appointments of the same arbitrator by the same party. 

I will explore the extent to which repeat appointments of the same arbitrator by the same party may also be a potential problem in insurance arbitration as well as other recent cases which relate to impartiality of arbitrators."

 

Event - 17:30, 19th June, 2017

Chaired by Lady Justice Gloster; Speakers: Sir Richard Aikens, Brick Court Chambers, Julian Burling, Serle Court Chambers & Sean McGovern, XL Catlin
“BILA Symposium - 17:30, Monday 19th June 2017 - Brexit and Insurance”
13th Floor Auditorium. Clyde & Co LLP, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR
£40.00 (Members: £25.00)

Overview

When the UK ceases to be a member of the EU UK insurers will lose the passport rights within the EU single market which they currently enjoy under the Solvency II Directive regime. EU member state insurers may lose the reciprocal automatic authorisation rights for insurance business which they wish to carry on in the UK. What legal mechanisms will UK insurers be able to adopt to continue writing business currently written by virtue of a single market passport? If there is no comprehensive UK-EU agreement to what extent will they be able to rely on "equivalence" provisions or the Solvency II "third country" provisions? How will insurers having EU member home states be able to continue to write UK business?

To what extent will the Solvency II regime continue in practice to inform the prudential regulation and supervision of insurers in the UK, or the new Insurance Distribution Directive the marketing and sale of insurance products?

What practical steps are UK insurers (or their group parents) planning or already taking to adjust to changing legal framework after Brexit?

What rules will the English courts apply for recognising the jurisdiction of English or foreign courts to hear and determine cases involving cross-border elements; or for determining the substantive law applicable to them?

Our panellists will consider these and other questions.

Sir Richard Aikens is a recently retired Lord Justice of Appeal and now sits as an arbitrator in commercial cases. He previously practised at the commercial bar and on his appointment to the High Court was a judge of the Commercial and Admiralty Courts. He has extensive experience of insurance matters and is a Visiting Professor at both King’s College and Queen Mary University of London. He is a past President of BILA

Julian Burling is a barrister practising at Serle Court Chambers, predominantly in insurance law and regulation. He is the author of, or contributor to, several books on those matters. He was previously Counsel to Lloyd’s. He is a past Chairman and currently a Vice-President of BILA.

Sean McGovern is ‎Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs at XL Catlin. He was previously Director and General Counsel at Lloyd’s, also becoming Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Lloyd’s Franchise Board. He is a non-executive board member of TheCityUK. He is the current Deputy President of BILA.

Following short presentations Lady Justice Gloster, the President of BILA, will invite questions and comments for the panel from the audience. In the Court of Appeal, where she is Vice-President of the Civil Division, Gloster LJ has delivered a number of insurance related judgments. Before her appointment to the Court of Appeal, she was a judge of the Commercialand Admiralty Courts. She previously practised at the Commercial and Chancery Bars, where she appeared in numerous cases involving insurance and reinsurance insolvency matters, including Bermuda Fire & Marine and EMLICO.

Registration will commence at 5.00pm when tea and coffee will be provided. The admission charge is £25 for BILA members and £40 for non-BILA members.

Refreshments after the formal proceedings of the Symposium are sponsored by Clyde & Co LLP and are without further charge.

Further details of lectures and topics will be added in due course

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