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Hong Kong Regulatory Insurance Update February 2023
In this February 2023 edition of Regulatory Insurance Update, the Hong Kong Corporate & Commercial Team provide the latest updates relating to the law and regulations, developments, and news in the insurance industry in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Regulatory Insurance Update January 2023
In this January 2023 edition of Regulatory Insurance Update, the Hong Kong Corporate & Commercial Team provide the latest updates relating to the law and regulations, developments, and news in the insurance industry in Hong Kong.
FCA’s sustainability disclosure requirements – considerations for insurers
Following the closing date for submissions to the FCA CP22/20 consultation on 25 January 2023, the FCA has attracted government scrutiny over their proposals for a UK regime for financial services Sustainability Disclosure Requirements.
Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks
Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Kennedys appointed to core Aviva UK GI claims legal panel following a strategic review
Aviva has announced the conclusion of the first comprehensive review of its defendant legal panel in 10 years.
Climate accountability of companies and their boards
With this year’s COP27 conference calling for robust transition plans from member states and the government’s Transition Plan Taskforce launching its ‘gold standard’ framework for climate transition plans by companies, the race to achieve a 100% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 (net zero) is more pressing than ever before.
Professions and Financial Lines Brief: latest decisions December 2022
A roundup of the latest court decisions and regulations touching on the following issues: the reflective loss principle, solicitor policy coverage, a director’s duty to uphold the interest of a creditor and implied retainers (or the absence thereof) between solicitors and clients.
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.
ESG: climate related disclosures – a step towards transparency and consistency
In June 2022, the FCA launched two climate disclosure consultations and we responded to CP21/18’s call for discussion on ESG data. We expressed our views on introducing regulatory oversight of certain ESG data and ratings providers, which would support greater transparency and trust in the market for ESG data and ratings services.
Supreme Court confirms directors’ extended duty to protect creditors
On 5 October 2022, the UK Supreme Court confirmed that directors sometimes owe an extended duty to uphold the interests of a company’s creditors when solvency is in doubt.