David Lewin, Managing Director
The May 2011 issue of 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 a continued valued cooperation with 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. Rather, we highlight the main developments that we and our legal colleagues perceive as being worthy of attention, and where necessary, further in-depth study.
We continue to expand the jurisdictions covered, and in this latest edition, we feature Poland for the first time. 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 September 2010 to May 2011.
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David Lewin, Managing Director