Research Handbook on international insurance Law and RegulationHaving an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in the insurance industry has never been more important. The impact of new laws and regulation continues to be at the forefront of insurers’ minds and governments across the globe are in the process of designing new rules to regulate financial services.

This important new book aims to promote the very best thinking in this area.  It provides a valuable resource for anyone with a role to play in developing insurance law and regulation - from policymakers and regulators to academics and lawyers. The Research Handbook brings together important contributions from leading experts in their field, addressing core areas of legal and regulatory concern and focussing on many of the cutting-edge debates.

Edited by Julian Burling, formerly Counsel to Lloyd’s, and Kevin Lazarus, a solicitor at Lloyd’s, the book addresses subjects ranging from transnational regulatory recognition and electronic trading to principles-based regulation and takaful insurance as well as providing overviews of insurance law and regulation in important jurisdictions including the USA, EU, Japan, Brazil and China.  Lloyd’s is addressed in two chapter prepared for this book.

With more than 320 years of history, Lloyd's has witnessed and at times played its part in much of the legal and regulatory change that has taken place in the insurance sector. Lloyd’s has used that experience to make this book as relevant as possible to academics and practitioners actively engaged with international legal and regulatory development.

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At the end of 2013, the Research Handbook was awarded the BILA Charitable Trust Book Prize, which is awarded each year to the most notable contribution to literature in the field of law as it affects insurance.

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  • Contributors

    Contributors include: A. Abramovsky, S. Bessman, M. Boardman, O. Brand, J. Burling, A. Chatterjee, M. Clarke, L. Cohen, R. Cox, A. Flanagan, R. Ford, H. Geiger, I. Goldberg, J. Goodliffe, B. Haken, W. Han, P. Hassouri, H. Heiss, W. Heukamp, W. Hoffman, M. Hoyle, P. Kochenburger, B. Kuschke, M. Lakhan, K. Lazarus, J. Lowry, I. Mason, M. Mendelowitz, R. Merkin, S. Midlige, R.Miller, D. Moreira, J. Mulhern, K. Noussia, S. Ochiai, P. Pohlmann, R. Purves, R. Re, P. Salve, D. Simpson, J. Smethurst, L. Steinberg, S. Takahashi, R. Takeda, R. Tischner, D. Whear, Y.H. Ying

  • Endorsements

    This Research Handbook is published at an opportune time. A global review of insurance law and regulation is underway. Much reform happens locally with little reference to developments elsewhere and this Research Handbook brings the strands together. It is a comprehensive review by distinguished authors from different backgrounds including both leading academics and practitioners. They consider the definitions of insurance, its economic underpinnings, comparative law and regulations, actual and proposed reforms, the effects on underwriting and claims and how insurance is studied and taught. Good laws and regulation benefit the market and its customers. Bad laws and regulation do the opposite. This book is required reading for all involved in the reform process.
    David Hertzell, Law Commissioner

    Globalisation has had no greater impact in the commercial world than on insurance, the law which governs it and the risks it seeks to address. Those who inspired this publication and the contributing authors, are to be thanked for providing such a necessary and useful reference source. It covers so much of what insurance professionals need to be aware of in the insurance/law world of the twenty first century.
    Michael Gill, President of the International Insurance Law Association

    Global insurance and its rapidly evolving law and regulation demands international research. To this aim, the Handbook offers a truly international collection of essays. Highly renowned experts analyze the key topics currently under international discussion and development. While representing a diversity of national jurisdictions, the focus lies on the largest insurance jurisdictions (USA, UK and Germany) but newly important jurisdictions like Brazil and China are considered as well – a most valuable and important contribution to international insurance law literature.
    Manfred Wandt, Director of the Insurance Law Institute, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

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The Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation is available to buy online on the publisher's website for £175. Click on the link below for more details:

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Editors' Introduction

Read the Editors' Introduction by Julian Burling (barrister at Serle Court Chambers) and Kevin Lazarus (solicitor at Lloyd's):

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Kevin Lazarus


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Julian Burling

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