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Double hire and new commercial head for Kennedys IQ
Kennedys IQ, our technology and innovation arm, is bolstering its team with two new hires as it ramps up for growth.
Kennedys appoints new business development and marketing chief from Hogan Lovells to drive further growth
We have appointed a new chief business development and marketing officer. Karen Snell, formerly of Hogan Lovells where she worked for almost 20 years, will set the agenda for all activity, overseeing a network of more than 65 colleagues worldwide.
Kennedys appoints its first head of responsible business
We have appointed our first head of responsible business to help the firm achieve its ambitious sustainability goals. Kate Hursthouse is former senior manager for responsible business at Slaughter and May, where she spent the past 11 years developing and overseeing the firm’s work to integrate responsible business into the firm’s operations, as well as building its community, diversity and inclusion, and pro bono programmes.
Kennedys’ global partner count passes 300 as firm adds a further 20 in annual promotions round
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a further 20 partners in our annual round of promotions, taking the total to 316 worldwide.
Update on Argentinean Legal Framework for Payment of Reinsurance Premium
As part of the economic policies adopted by the Argentinean government, since 2021 the Argentinean Central Bank restricted the access to foreign currency in an attempt to contain the dwindling of their reserves and concerning devaluation levels. Such measures implemented in 2021 had of course an impact to the access of foreign currency for the payment of premiums in USD to international reinsurers that were actively undertaking Argentinean risks in reinsurance and retrocessions.
It's our world, and here's how we're collaborating to make a difference in celebration of Global Goals Week
Global Goals Week is well and truly underway and through our Responsible Business Programme we are continuing to support the UNSDGs and incorporating the principles of the UN Global Compact into our local and global initiatives.
Rewriting the risk: Addressing the challenge of climate change
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
Q&A - Virginia Couto - Senior Associate, Buenos Aires
We asked Virginia Couto to give some insight into her role as a Senior Associate in our Argentina office and to give an idea of what it’s like working for a global law firm.
Regulatory Update Latam: “New Practices, New Laws-the year of Globalization”
2021 was a very busy year in terms of regulatory updates within many of the Latin American insurance legal systems as reported in our previous article published last November. As technology advances and communication is ever more rapid, many countries in Latin America are trending towards the globalization of their (re)insurance markets by way of promoting clearer legal frameworks and inclusion of wider and more international market practices into their local Insurance and Reinsurance regulations.
Navigating the global liability defence agenda
Our global liability and defence group brief, Navigating the global liability defence agenda, was created with our clients in mind. With our legal footprint spanning across 24 countries, our lawyers have first-hand knowledge of global issues impacting our clients. We wanted to provide a snapshot of interesting legal issues we are seeing and share some takeaways we expect will resonate cross jurisdictionally.