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We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2020 achievements.
We have advised that minimum safety standard for an autonomous vehicle (AV) should be above that of the “average” human driver as to do anything less than this is to risk public confidence in this emergent technology.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
On the surface, the London Market enters 2021 looking very different to its 2020 version. Underwriting rooms lay empty, offices unoccupied, pubs eerily quiet. But beyond the physical stillness, this world leading hub has not paused for breath. Digital systems and solutions have taken centre stage as the London Market has responded to a seismic shift in working patterns and insurance risks.
In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 18 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Shipping across eight countries (Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Peru, Singapore, UAE, UK, and the US).
Modern slavery has become a growing concern for businesses across all sectors, becoming an issue insurers are taking seriously.
Our research identified five key risk themes that have implications and represent both challenges and opportunities for businesses, insurers, and wider society. This will assist in moving the conversation forward as we look beyond COVID-19, highlighting the important need to reshape the dynamic relationship between companies, households, and insurers.
In early December 2020, the UK government announced with considerable fanfare its approval of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. Around 40 million doses were ordered, and the UK’s mass vaccination programme commenced in December 2020, with the US, Canada, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia close behind. On 30 December 2020, the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine received UK approval with the first doses administered in early January.
Almost one year on from the first reported case of the novel coronavirus in the Wuhan province of China, pensioner Margaret Keenan and intensive care unit nurse Sandra Lindsay, have now received the first vaccines in the UK and US respectively.
After 197 countries signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, there has been a call for industries to solidify proposals to tackle climate change. Additionally, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the effects that these industries have had on the environment.