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The new EU Women on Boards Directive could pose a D&O risk for corporates and their insurers
On 22 November 2022, the European Parliament gave its final approval on a new law, known as the ‘Women on Boards Directive’, requiring listed companies implement quotas to increase gender diversity on corporate boards throughout the European Union by 2026. The new rules will require publicly listed companies to disclose the status of their board’s gender balance figures.
Reopening of occupational injury cases in the Council of Appeal
On 16 September 2022, the Council of Appeal ruled in an occupational injury case in which the Council of Appeal were summoned by Kennedys on behalf of the occupational injury insurance company.
Green for go: Kennedys to slash carbon emissions after plans approved by leading climate and science experts
We are delighted to announce our commitment to drastically reducing carbon emissions after teaming up with a leading group of climate and science experts.
Kennedys bolsters legal director ranks in latest promotion round
We are delighted to have promoted 35 senior associates to legal director/of counsel with a further 59 promotions to senior associate.
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.
All change at Kennedys as firm appoints first head of transformation
We have appointed Karen Peskett-Hall as our first director of transformation, who will oversee a programme of business improvements.
Dive In calls on the industry to build braver cultures as registration opens to the biggest festival yet
Now in its eighth year, the festival is set to be the biggest yet, with more than 150 events taking place for the first time ever, being held in at least 40 countries across the world from 27-29 September.
Case review 05/08/2022
Ruling dated 30 June 2022 from the District Court of Odense
On 30 June 2022, the District Court of Odense ruled in a case concerning an accident that took place in 2014 whereby the plaintiff and his colleague worked by an excavation, when it suddenly collapsed, and the colleague was partly buried. The plaintiff, who was located in an excavator and did not see the accident happen, claimed compensation from the employer due to the psychological symptoms he allegedly developed due to the accident. In its ruling, the District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim and acquitted the employer.
Kennedys remains committed to diversity and inclusion agenda, with continued Dive In Festival partnership
We are very pleased to once again be a global partner of Dive In, the international festival for diversity and inclusion (D&I) in insurance and an initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s.
Lift off for Kennedys with three new partner hires and ninth US office opens in Houston, Texas
We are delighted to announce we have opened a new office in Houston, Texas – our second in the State and ninth in the US.