May 3rd, 2010

Continental European Legislative and Judicial Trends: Introduction

Posted at 8:00 AM ET

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Recent Legislative and Judicial Developments in Continental Europe Affecting the Casualty Insurance Industry is the latest installment in Guy Carpenter & Company Ltd’s (”Guy Carpenter’s”) legislative update series, designed to provide our international clients and markets with a concise overview of key trends in the Continental European legal environment. These issues have had an impact on insurers and reinsurers or are expected to have an effect in the near future.

Guy Carpenter has produced this report thanks to the continued and valued
cooperation of the insurance practice of law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and
its network of legal experts, acknowledged as leading insurance law practitioners
in their respective jurisdictions across Continental Europe. The objective has
been, as in previous reports in this series, to focus on the legislative or judicial
developments that we consider to be of greatest impact in each selected country.
It has not been our goal to produce an exhaustive review of the entire scope of
legislative changes and judicial rulings of the past year in Continental Europe,
but rather to highlight the main developments that we and our legal colleagues
perceive as being worthy of attention, and where necessary, warrant further indepth
study.

We continue to expand the jurisdictions covered, and in this latest edition, Italy
is featured for the first time since May 2008. As our legal colleagues in Heuking
Kühn Lüer Wojtek continue to expand their network, further Continental
European jurisdictions may be included in future issues.

This issue of Recent Legislative and Judicial Developments in Continental Europe
Affecting the Casualty Insurance Industry
covers the period October 2009 to
March 2010.

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