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Mauro Rubino-Sammartano and Ruggero Rubino-Sammartano, LawFed BRSA
Publication Date
10/16/2020

Calling a performance bond involves a delicate balance of factors. Such evaluation is not simplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Quick Overview, please assess key issues regarding bonds in this context.

Resource Details
Region: Italy, United Kingdom
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
03/29/2021
267 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding insurance and reinsurance across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Insurance
Region: Global, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Latham & Watkins
Publication Date
04/16/2021

Under the new stimulus law, employers must make available temporary COBRA premium subsidies and special COBRA enrollment rights to eligible individuals. Employers are entitled to a refundable payroll tax credit for the amount of the subsidies.

Articles
Author
Michael Kortbawi, Partner, BSA
Publication Date
08/05/2020
2 pages

Coming out of the tragic explosion that occurred in Beirut on August 4, 2020, companies are looking at the extent of property damage to the central Beirut area. This article addresses some of the insurance and other liability considerations that all should be aware of so that they be in a position to recover for their losses.

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Interest Area: Insurance, Government
Region: Lebanon
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
06/01/2021
334 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding securitisation across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Insurance, Financial Services
Region: Global, Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
Audience: CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Anne MacNamara, Partner, Matthew Curll, Partner, Adrian Verdnik, Partner, Grace Mitsioulis, and Ashlee Johnson, Wilcox & Hall
Publication Date
04/13/2021
2 pages

Australian insurers, brokers and other entities involved at the various stages of insurance claims handling need to consider the impact of the claims handling reform by reviewing all steps in their claims procedures for each relevant insurance product. In this article, the impacts of those reforms are explained.

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Interest Area: Insurance
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
John A. Gibbons, Partner, Omid Safa, Partner, Justin F. Lavella, Partner, James S. Carter, Of Counsel, Kyle P. Brinkman, Associate, Dominique A. Meyer, Associate, Blank Rome LLP
Publication Date
07/12/2019
230 pages

In this in-depth practical ACC Guide (InfoPAK), explore key commercial insurance issues that in-house counsel face in the United States. Learn tips to assist US risk managers in maximizing the protection afforded by commercial insurance.

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Interest Area: Insurance
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
John A. Gibbons, Partner, Omid Safa, Partner, Justin F. Lavella, Partner, James S. Carter, Of Counsel, Kyle P. Brinkman, Associate, Dominique A. Meyer, Associate, Blank Rome LLP
Publication Date
07/12/2019
1 pages

For the readers’ convenience, this glossary defines each acronym used in “A Policyholders’ Primer on Commercial Insurance in the United States”.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Insurance
Region: United States
Articles
Publication Date
02/07/2022

Explore ACC's selection of global, regional, and country-focused resources to help in-house counsel navigate legal, business and career issues arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus / 2019-nCov) crisis.

Articles
Author
Emma Higham, Partner, and Wayne Jones, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
Publication Date
03/21/2022
5 pages

A new Qatar health insurance scheme is due to take effect in May 2022 that applies to all expatriates and visitors to Qatar. This article considers how the new scheme will operate, what this means for employers and the insurance market in Qatar, and the implications for non-registered foreign health insurers operating in the region.

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Interest Area: Insurance, Health Law
Region: Middle East, Qatar
Author
Marialuisa S. Gallozzi, Partner, Insurance Recovery Practice, and Josianne El Antoury, Associate, Insurance Recovery Practice, Covington & Burling LLP 
Publication Date
04/25/2022
4 pages

“Double extortion” attacks—which combine a traditional ransomware attack encrypting data with a threat to disclose the encrypted data publicly—are now increasingly common. Insurers in the U.S., UK and EU insurance markets are responding to the unprecedented increase in global ransomware attacks by scaling back coverage. This resource describes market developments and provides guidance to policyholders on managing the ransomware risk.

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Region: United States, United Kingdom, European Union
Articles
Author
Eversheds Sutherland
Publication Date
07/11/2022
3 pages

Learn how cyber-insurance can help protect businesses.

Articles
Author
Heather Schiele and Neil Glassman
Publication Date
06/30/2022
7 pages

Most businesses see insurance premiums as a necessary expense. In a hard market, decisionmakers are often faced with accepting increasing premiums from insurance carriers even with minimal individual loss history. To reduce insurance premiums, businesses may shop around, increase deductibles, or worse, cut coverages. In fourth quarter 2021, commercial property and casualty premiums increased an average of 8.7% across all account sizes, with increases across all lines of business, including workers’ compensation coverage.

Captive insurance is often a solution that is overlooked because of anticipated complexity, the start-up costs and the commitment required to form a single parent captive, or concerns surrounding group captives and potentially paying for losses of companies with inadequate risk management.

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Interest Area: Insurance
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Author
Seth J. Hanft, Susan Whittaker Hughes, and Jennifer A. Mills, Baker Hostetler
Publication Date
08/30/2022
2 pages

The US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has presented many issues for sponsors of group health plans to contemplate as they decide whether and how to proceed with the offering and administration of abortion services. While each group health plan sponsor will need to consider its own objectives, plan populations and tolerance for risk,
this article provides a list which identifies factors that sponsors should address before taking any definitive action.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Articles
Author
CMS
Publication Date
10/10/2022
108 pages

In this multi-country guide, learn about key laws regarding insurance and insurers in a wide range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Insurance
Region: Europe, South America, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
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