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Kennedy Van der Laan: Directive on Corporate Governance Sustainability Proposed

 On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for the Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (hereinafter to be referred as the “Directive”).

This proposed Directive will have great impact on the way in which companies have to commit themselves to the compliance with human rights and the prevention of climate damage. 

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Colin Biggers & Paisley recognised in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 rankings

Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 has recognised the practice's expertise in 13 practice areas.

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RPC and Global Access launch their 2022 Annual Insurance Review

In the 2022 edition of the review, we look at claims trends impacting insurers across the globe from 2021 and a look ahead to what we expect to see in 2022.

You can read the full report here.


Colin Biggers & Paisley recognised in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2022 rankings

Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce that a number of its practice groups and lawyers have been recognised in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022 rankings.

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HMN Partners speak at Paris International Underwriters Association conference on class actions

On 21 October 2021, Juliette Vogel, partner, and Nicolas Chaumier, of counsel, spoke at a conference organised by Paris International Underwriters Association for its insurance and reinsurance company members, the topic of the conference was Class actions in France and Europe and their impact on the insurance and Reinsurance industry.

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Colin Biggers & Paisley announces seven senior promotions

Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce their latest round of promotions. Seven lawyers have been appointed to senior positions, six of those within the insurance team. 
Effective 1 January 2022, Patrick Cavanagh and Laura Tulloch have been promoted to special counsel, and Jack Golding, Amaya Hettige, Justin Liang, Gabrielle Morris and Briarna Stiff have been promoted to senior associate. 


HMN partners speak at climate change conference

On 5 October 2021, HMN & Partners’ managing partner Simon Ndiaye and partner Sarah Xerri-Hanote participated in a conference organised by the Association of International Underwriters of Paris.  The theme of the conference was "Climate litigation: a new challenge for insurance liability".

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Colin Biggers & Paisley: Sydney Seaplanes wins jurisdictional appeal

Sydney Seaplanes Pty Ltd has successfully appealed to the New South Wales Court of Appeal to set aside the Supreme Court's orders, made under section 11 of the Federal Courts (State Jurisdiction) Act 1999 (NSW) (State Jurisdiction Act), to treat previously issued Federal Court proceedings as proceedings in the Supreme Court. 

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The Best Lawyers in Canada recognizes 188 Miller Thomson lawyers in 2022 edition

The Best Lawyers in Canada has just released its fourteenth edition, in which 188 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country are recognized for their expertise in 52 areas of law. The list includes 15 insurance law specialists 


Colin Biggers & Paisley: A recent update on Covid-related business interruption coverage

The Federal Court of Australia recently ruled that a group of insurance companies was not required to indemnify a claimant for losses incurred as a result of government imposed COVID-19 business restrictions.  Read more


Sixty-Seven Hinshaw Lawyers Recognized in 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that 41 of the firm's lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. 26 of Hinshaw's lawyers have also been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.


Scott Seaman Discusses Top Insurance Cases to Watch in the Second Half of 2021 With Law360

Scott Seaman, the Chicago-based co-chair of Hinshaw's global Insurance Services Practice Group, discussed with Law360 several of the potentially most impactful insurance cases being heard in courts in the second half of the year.


RPC hires international casualty partner to bolster capabilities

RPC has hired international casualty partner, Lucy Dyson, to join the firm's leading Insurance Group in London. Lucy joins RPC from DAC Beachcroft LLP, where she specialised in international casualty coverage and disputes. Lucy joins RPC on 21 July 2021.


Colin Biggers & Paisley: COVID-19 death found to be work-related and compensable by NSW Personal Injury Commission

The decision in Sara v G & S Sara highlights significant cost to employers of work-related COVID-19 transmission. 

On 10 August 2021, the New South Wales Personal Injury Commission found in Sara v G & S Sara Pty Ltd [2021] NSWPIC 286 that the estate of a deceased employee director who contracted COVID-19 during a work-related trip to the USA and died, was entitled to compensation for his death as he contracted COVID-19 in the course of his employment.

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Miller Thomson recognized for social responsibility in 2021 Report on Business Best B2B Brands ranking

Miller Thomson has been ranked among Canada’s Best B2B Brands in the legal sector by The Globe and Mail Report on Business.


Colin Biggers & Paisley announces 1 July promotions

Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce their latest round of promotions, with ten lawyers appointed to senior positions.


Colin Biggers & Paisley: Air carrier liability and application of state laws to assessment of damages

The recent Federal Court decision in Grueff v Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 501 (Grueff v Virgin) provides a useful summary of the relevant principles governing claims for damages arising from injuries to passengers on aircraft.

The decision highlights the requisite elements of a cause of action under the Montreal Convention 1999 and also provides a detailed analysis of the relevant law applicable to assessing damages in that cause of action and, in particular, the differences in approach taken by the courts in New South Wales to those in Victoria.

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Global Access Lawyers Webinar Series - FI D&O - 18th May recording

Please attend any one or all of our Global Access Lawyers webinars on Tuesday 18 May. We will be discussing current issues in securities class actions and claims attaching to D&O policies. The sessions are split into three geographical zones and are delivered by leading D&O experts from pre-eminent insurance law practices in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, France, the Netherlands, the US, Canada and Israel. For a recording of this session please email us


Global Access Lawyers Webinar Series - Cyber - 12th May recording

RPC and HMN Partners have a common experience in dealing with data breaches and the liabilities that can follow both in the UK and France respectively. In this session, we compare notes as to the latest types of cyber incidents, the momentum towards data subject litigation and how insurance markets are responding. For a recording of this session please email us


Hinshaw Partner Scott Seaman Named a 2021 Midwest Trailblazer by The American Lawyer

Scott Seaman Named a 2021 Midwest Trailblazer by The American Lawyer


Colin Biggers & Paisley recognised in 14th edition of Best Lawyers

Colin Biggers & Paisley recognised in 14th edition of Best Lawyers including a number of their insurance lawyers


Hinshaw Adds Seasoned Insurance Partner in New Orleans

Erin Parkinson joins the Hinshaw team in New Orleans


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Traumatic brain injury claims: A global PERSPECTIVE

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Annual Insurance review 2022: An overview of global claims trends

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Social inflation: The only way is up - or is it? 

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CoroNavirus: Business interruption update

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Coronavirus: A bumpy road ahead for D&O

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