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International Regulatory Update 26 - 30 September 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 4 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and Implementing

Egypt hot air balloon tragedy: coroner's report calls for insurance market regulation
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • August 23 2016

"Balloon crash victim compensation raises concerns for insurance market regulation" reported on a tragic hot air balloon accident that occurred in

District Court deems life insurance money a statutory trust
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • June 21 2016

In Yip Wai Fan (Minor) v Yip Tsz Bun the Hong Kong District Court addressed the issue of whether money to be paid out to a beneficiary under a life

Important trends in claims exposures for professionals in Hong Kong
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 16 2016

Under Practice Direction 31 (which came into effect after the Civil Justice Reform 2009), the Court has the duty as part of active case management to

Hong Kong’s Insurance Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 may soon pass, June 2015
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 16 2016

Briefings We have previously written about the most important future regulatory change in Hong Kong - namely the establishment of an Independent

Ensuring due process when regulators co-operate
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • June 13 2016

A recent Hong Kong judgment highlights the importance of ensuring due process when regulators exchange information with each other. In the UK a

Reporting duties of insurance agents
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • May 10 2016

The Court of Final Appeal recently handed down a decision concerning the duty of care owed by insurance agents (who represent or work exclusively for

Insurers take note - potential changes ahead for multipliers in fatal accident cases
  • Deacons
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • April 21 2016

England’s Supreme Court has ruled that the multiplier for future losses in dependency claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 should be determined

Implication of Pre-action Settlement Offers by Insurer Clients
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • April 15 2016

In the personal injuries case of Ku Suet Yu Amy v. JV Fitness Ltd (HCPI No. 266 of 2015, Judgment on 5 February 2016), the defendant invited the

Uninsured businesses affected by Lunar New Year violence in Mong Kok
  • Howse Williams Bowers
  • Hong Kong
  • April 5 2016

On the night of February 8 2016, shortly after the start of the Lunar New Year, clashes broke out between the Hong Kong police and protestors in Mong