Liability dynamics

7th International Liability Regimes conference looks into environmental liability

07 Dec 2010

The environmental catastrophe following the explosion of the "Deepwater Horizon" oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in spring 2010 has again centre-staged the potentially huge environmental damages that industrial / exploration activities can cause.

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International spread of collective redress

27 Jul 2010

Recent comparative research on collective redress identifies the essential elements of a specifically European approach. This may lead the way to outlining a legislative and regulatory framework that could enable the political goal of facilitating access to justice while at the same time respecting the multi-faceted national aspects of civil justice systems across Europe.

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The challenge of litigation funding: Swiss Re sponsors international conference at Oxford

23 May 2010

The political objective of facilitating access to justice by means of instruments of collective redress is contingent upon funding. Given the evident lack of public funding which results from the precarious state of public finances in many countries, the only plausible source of funding can be private. This raises the challenge of how private litigation funding should be regulated so as to prevent conflicts of interest and discourage unmeritorious claims.

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Swiss Re hosts 6th International Liability Regimes Conference

24 Mar 2010

Insurance industry experts discuss challenges and opportunities resulting from the changing global liability landscape.

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Collective action in India

08 Mar 2010

Collective action schemes may have existed for a while in India but publicity about recent cases is raising awareness of how people can group together to seek justice, says Parvathi Singh of Tata AIG General Insurance Company. Singh, National Head Claims at Tata AIG, told the 6th International Liability Regimes Conference 2009 that there was significant potential for growth in the Indian liability market.

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What liability dynamics means for our clients

23 Feb 2010

One of the major challenges posed by the evolving risk landscape are negative developments in the dynamics of liability regimes. These developments are predominantly observed in the US but also increasingly starting to affect Europe and the rest of the world.

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Impact of collective redress

23 Feb 2010

Swiss Re’s new Focus report, “The Globalisation of Collective Redress: Consequences for the Insurance Industry”, examines the increasing global consideration of collective redress systems. David Bassi, Head Casualty Centre at Swiss Re, explains why we closely monitor trends in liability dynamics, including the more widespread use of collective redress and collective action.

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