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We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our domestic network by establishing a base in Bristol, which becomes our eleventh office in the UK and 38th globally.
We are pleased to announce that we have grown our presence in Portugal by merging with boutique Portuguese firm N. Maldonado Sousa & Associados. The merged firm will move into our existing Lisbon office in the centre of the city.
We are pleased to announce that we have enhanced our professional liability capabilities with the appointment of four partners and two associates across three of our UK offices.
These should be good times for the captive insurance sector and for other self-insurance arrangements. After the longest ‘soft’ market in recent memory (a time when insurance capacity exceeds demand and thus depresses premiums), the insurance and reinsurance markets have finally begun to turn and harden, with premium rates rising across most business lines.
The rules surrounding commercial disputes in Northern Ireland (NI) are going through a period of significant change. This principally involves the creation of a specialist court with new case management rules aimed at resolving cases more quickly and cost-effectively, as well as improving commercial clients’ general experience of the litigation process.
We are pleased to announce the addition of insurance coverage attorney Louis Kozloff. With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance field, Lou represents insurers in coverage and bad faith litigation, and regularly advises insurance industry clients on a wide variety of coverage issues, including directors’ and officers’, errors and omissions, general liability, marine and extra-contractual exposure matters. He joins as a partner in our Philadelphia office.
What a week it has been. England have won the Cricket World Cup, and both Marriott and British Airways have been hit for six by the ICO. It’s fair to say that both the England team and the ICO have upped their game.
Case review 11/07/2019
The recent decision of AIG Australia Limited v Kaboko Mining Limited [14.06.19] confirms that an insolvency exclusion in a directors’ and officers’ (D&O) policy will not automatically apply to claims against former directors of an insolvent company.
The ICO has threatened British Airways with a record £183.4 million fine under the GDPR, following a well-publicised Magecart attack last year.
We are very pleased to announce that we have boosted our offering in Chile by welcoming Chilean law firm Peralta & Gutiérrez into our Santiago office. The move consolidates our leading advisory and litigation teams locally.