International Insurance Regulation

Produced in response to increasing regulation, this book is fast becoming the number-one reference volume for the insurance industry. Designed for both the business and legal community, the book comments on market trends and regulations in the EC, US, Bermuda and China. It is written for life and general insurers, reinsurers and underwriting agencies, brokers, rating agencies, advisors and market commentators. International Insurance Regulation explains current and proposed regulation across a range of jurisdictions. The book explores emerging trends and the response of regulators to an increasingly global and consolidated financial services industry. It highlights common principles between jurisdictions as well as differences between them, providing an essential guide for those needing to know how regulation will affect an international business. The book takes account of market developments, including the flood of capital into Bermuda and the increasing use of alternative forms of risk transfer, such as captives and securitisation. Author: Clifford ChanceAuthor Biography: Clifford Chance is a major international law firm with offices in cities throughout the world including London, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Moscow, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai. The firm has an established International Insurance Industry Group comprising over 130 partners and lawyers which provides specialist advice and assistance to clients from all areas of the industry. Those advised by the Group range from life offices, general insurers and reinsurers serving domestic and international markets, composites and conglomerates, errors and omissions insurers, mutuals and captives (both on and off-shore), insurance and reinsurance brokers (both inside and outside Lloyd’s), underwriting agencies and specialist advisers. All the lawyers in the Group are familiar with the operations of insurance companies and other participants in the industry. The firm believes it essential that its specialist advice is backed by a sound knowledge of the industry to which it relates and the markets in which it is used. The Group covers a wide range of the key legal disciplines most relevant to the industry, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, insurance regulation, alternative risk transfer, taxation, commercial and competition law, dispute resolution, insurance and reinsurance policy drafting and product design, insurance insolvency/restructuring, e-commerce, pensions law, environmental law and maritime law.

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