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Lunchtime Lectures

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 20th July, 2018

“No limits? Non-party costs orders against insurers”

Alison Padfield QC

Alison Padfield QC practises from 4 New Square. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution including insurance and reinsurance, professional liability claims and professional regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Alison is the author of Insurance Claims (4th edition, 2016), a modern, practical book about insurance law for lawyers and claims handlers.

Before taking silk, Alison was twice shortlisted for Insurance Junior of the Year in the Chambers Bar Awards: in 2014 and 2017. She was selected by The Lawyer as one of its ‘Hot 100’ in 2014. She took silk in 2018.

Event - 15:00, 2nd July, 2018

“Too Big To Fail?”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA. Brown Jacobson LLP, 6 Bevis Marks, london EC3A 7BA
£95.00 (Members: £75.00)

Dame Elizabeth Gloster, Lady Justice of Appeal and Sean McGovern, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs, XL Catlin, have kindly agreed to chair the conference. Panellists include:

•    Mike Jervis, PwC partner, administrator of Lehman and Special Manager of Carillion
•    Chris Newby, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel EMEA at AIG  
•    Julian Adams, Group Regulatory & Government Relations Director Prudential PLC and formerly Executive Director of Insurance Supervision at the Bank of England

•   Caroline Dunn, Head of Class of Business, Lloyd’s 
•    Peter MacDonald-Eggers QC, 7 King’s Bench Walk 
•    Professor Rosa Lastra, Professor in International Financial and Monetary Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

The event is scheduled between 3 pm and 6 pm on 2nd July at the Old Library, Lloyd’s and will be followed by a Roof Garden Drinks Reception kindly sponsored by Browne Jacobson LLP. 

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 15th June, 2018

David Lewis QC and Oliver Caplin
“Direct Rights of Action/Anti-Suit Injunctions”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

David Lewis QC

David is a specialist advocate practising in a wide range of general commercial and private international law disputes. He took silk in 2014 at the age of 36. From 2009 to 2010, he was based in Singapore, practising in international arbitration. He is also called to the Bar of the BVI, and has regularly appeared in Courts and international arbitrations overseas. He has acted in cases covering a wide range of types of insurance, often with an international dimension, as well as in reinsurance disputes.

 

 Oliver Caplin

In addition to a broad commercial practice, Oliver acts in both marine and non-marine insurance disputes in Court and arbitration, both led and un-led. His previous career as a medical doctor means he particularly enjoys insurance disputes in the bio-tech, pharma and medical devices industries, or anything with a scientific or technical backbone to it. He has a special interest in private international  law, and regularly advises on jurisdiction issues in the context of insurance litigation and arbitration. He also has experience of brokers’ negligence claims. Oliver is a co-author of the new fourth edition of Michael Miller’s “Marine War Risks”, which is to be published in late 2018.

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 18th May, 2018

Katherine Coates
“Opportunities for U.K. based ILS issuers under new U.K. ILS legislation”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

Summary of the key aspects of the new legislation
● Structures available to UK issuers
● Initial practical experience of the new regime
● Some of the differences between UK and other regimes
● Market opportunities

 

Katherine Coates

Katherine is a Partner in the London Corporate practice of Clifford Chance and Global Head of Insurance, specialising in all aspects of corporate and commercial work in the insurance sector, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and regulatory and product development advice for life and non-life insurers, asset managers and other financial institutions. Katherine is rated a ᾽star individual᾽ in Chambers UK and is listed in Chambers 100.  Katherine advised the London Market Group ILS taskforce on the recent UK ILS Regulations and advised Neon on the establishment of the first PCC risk transformation vehicle under the new regulations.

Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 20th April, 2018

Christopher Cardona (HFW London) and geoffrey Conlin (HFW Paulo)
“Latin American Jurisdictions - A discussion of global insurance programmes and the challenges they present.”
The Old Library, Lloyd's, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA

In an increasingly global marketplace, many international corporates operate in a wide variety of jurisdictions, where the commercial, fiscal and regulatory environment differs significantly from that of their home territory. While such companies face different risks across the globe, they want to ensure that they manage their risk in a consistent manner wherever they are doing business. The assessment of that risk and the composition of an appropriate insurance programme is a huge challenge.

In this presentation, Christopher Cardona (HFW London) and Geoffrey Conlin (HFW Paulo) will use their experience of Latin American jurisdictions to inform a discussion of global insurance programmes and the challenges they present, focusing in particular on the so-called financial interest clause, which purports to provide cover to a parent company in respect of any damage to its financial interest in its overseas subsidiaries.

They will consider:

  • Different types of global programme e.g. local policies, global policies, controlled master programs and the operation of DIC/DIL and financial interest clauses
  • Some of the main challenges posed by local regulatory, legal and claims regimes of key Latin American jurisdictions e.g. fronting ins/reinsurers, cession rules, interest and monetary correction
  • Potential advantages and disadvantages of financial interest clauses
  • English and local law issues when considering financial interest clauses e.g. insured interest, calculation of indemnity and local compliance issues

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

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