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Chambers USA 2017 - Ranked Firm

Chambers USA 2017 - Ranked Firm

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8 December 2017
There is virtually no yacht insurer or reinsurer that has not been impacted by the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, although some have seen far more significant losses than others. The combined effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose will, no doubt, be felt for years to come with major losses to be posted for the yacht market at large and a resulting increase in yacht premiums, which were at unprecedented lows going into this year’s hurricane season.
30 November 2017
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market. Dawn Miller (CEO of AXA Insurance Company) and Mary O’Connor (Head of Client, Industry and Business Development Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson) participated in our second ‘Women in Insurance’ event, hosted in London by Kennedys’ partner Suzanne Liversidge.
14 September 2017
Climate change poses a significant exposure for insurers. In addition to the obvious direct claims arising from climate change, insurers face further exposure from litigation arising from the impact of climate change.
6 September 2017
As the first major hurricane to make US landfall since 2005 and with a ferocity reminiscent of Katrina, Hurricane Harvey has impacted a wide segment of the property, construction, and energy (re)insurance market located within the coastal areas of southeast Texas, Houston and its surrounding counties, and the Gulf Coast. The early projections anticipate US$40–50 billion in losses, and years of restoration.
5 September 2017
In the United States, interstate motor and rail transport of all property other than household goods, is governed by the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act (Carmack).
26 July 2017
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury that collects and analyzes transaction data to help safeguard our financial system from money laundering, terrorism and other illicit use.
26 July 2017
To reduce regulatory costs associated with ocean shipping, The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has formed a Regulatory Reform Task Force. Its job is to identify outdated rules relating to service contracts and NVOCC service agreements, and revise them to better meet the realities of today. This article covers some of the new changes you can expect.
26 July 2017
Property brokers are at risk for claims when they act as a carrier or forwarder. Unfortunately, the line separating these roles can be thin, and even using the wrong language on your website or service agreements can leave you open to liabilities. This article will teach you the latest best practices of property brokers that could protect you from potentially costly lawsuits.
26 July 2017
It’s the increasingly familiar phone call no carrier wants to receive. Your shipment’s gone missing in transit, and didn’t arrive at its destination. In today’s world, savvy thieves can arrange to intercept and pilfer your shipments with the anonymous click of a button.
12 June 2017
In the not so distant past, the word drone was synonymous with covert military actions where the risk of manned aircraft use was simply too great. Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as defined by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), however, have experienced exponential growth in the past four years, both for recreational and commercial purpose.
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