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Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) has appointed global law firm Kennedys to its new legal claims panel to provide advice on the management of large and complex claims across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
We are very pleased to once again be a global partner of Dive in, the international festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance.
Kennedys has continued its growth in the United States with the opening of its first West Coast office, in San Francisco, and the addition of a four-partner team.
We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2019 success.
We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza as a partner and Kodiak Semsch as a senior associate to our office in Lima as we continue to build a heavyweight practice in Peru. Fernando’s practice is split between aviation, corporate and insurance work. He moves from Rodrigo Elias y Medrano, the largest law firm in the country, and is immediately joined by associate Alejandra Vicuna. Kodiak, who will join the team later this month as the head of our Lima office’s litigation practice, is a dispute resolution specialist. He was formerly a litigation partner at Osterling Abogados.
Kennedys IQ, our newly launched technology-driven company, has appointed Kimberley Davies to the role of Commercial Development Manager. Kimberley joins from Luminance Technologies where she had been since its 2016 launch, most recently as Head of Discovery and a member of the management team. In addition to product development, she was responsible for building the sales process, and overseeing sales and marketing globally for eDiscovery. She also launched their eDiscovery product.
The French Insurance Code incorporates a 'two-step' mechanism within construction policies which is mandatory. The objective is for the building owner to be indemnified as quickly as possible by its “dommages ouvrage” insurer, without having to bear the burden and costs of commencing an action against the contractor and its decennial liability insurer.
A French perspective on the impact of climate change on the construction sector and construction law
According to the French Federation of Insurance, the cumulative costs of damage relating to storms, severe winds, drought, floods and marine flooding in the period to 2040 will increase by 90% in constant euros compared to the previous 25 years (1988-2013).