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There has been a lot of talk, perhaps too much talk, following the recent non-binding opinion of the legal counsel of the local regulator SBS against the universally-accepted “claims made” system of insuring certain liability risks. The SBS opinion is unhelpful and misguided, but relatively inoffensive, and the markets can continue underwriting on this basis.
We are delighted to announce that Nick Thomas was awarded Management Partner of the Year at last night’s Legal Business Awards.
We are pleased to confirm that we have become the first international law firm to establish a presence in each of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama as we continue to increase our global footprint through three new Associations.
Is it chicken and egg when it comes to the growth of BIM and professional indemnity insurance in Latin America?
Providing for more certainty in respect of construction risks underwritten, BIM is a tool that should be welcomed by insurers, especially so in Latin America.
The French data protection regulator, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Liberties (CNIL), has levied a fine of €50 million against technology giant Google for breaches of the GDPR.
We are very pleased to confirm that, in addition to the firm’s gold level global partnership, we are a local sponsor of this year’s Inclusion@Lloyd’s Dive In Festival in four US cities – Chicago, Miami, New York and Philadelphia.
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our innovation capabilities with the opening of a new business, Kennedys Kognitive Computing, and the appointment of a nine-strong development team in India.
We have strengthened our commercial lines insurance capabilities with the appointment of a team to our Manchester office led by Nick Bond, who joins as Partner, and Robert Steele as Consultant.
Our global expansion has been supported by a 20% increase in headcount worldwide to over 1900 personnel, with lateral partner hires and mergers across our offices boosting the partnership to 277 – representing a rise of 37%.
Our personnel could become CEOs of their own legal start-ups after we shortlisted six of the 100+ proposals generated through our Ideas Lab, which will now be turned into prototypes.