Insurance Law and Practice

Asian Institute of International Financial Law Conference

Wednesday, 3 June 2015
2:30 – 5:30 pm
Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong

This Conference covered a variety of subjects of interest to those involved in the insurance industry in Hong Kong.

  • Versloot Dredging v HDI Gerling [2014] EWCA Civ 1349 – the Court of Appeal of England and Wales revisits the law on the use of fraudulent devices and their impact on otherwise legitimate claims.

Professor John Lowry, Chair Professor of Commercial Law, University of Hong Kong and Professor Emeritus, University College London, Faculty of Laws

  • The UK Insurance Act 2015 – this new legislation arguably represents the greatest change to insurance contract law since the Marine Insurance Act 1906.

Professor Robert Merkin, QC, Lloyd’s Professor of Commercial Law, University of Exeter; Special Counsel to DLA Piper

  • Panel Discussion on developments in Hong Kong and Asia

Martin Lister, Partner, Simmons & Simmons; Chairman, Insurance Law Committee, Hong Kong Law Society
Allan Yu, Chairman, HKFI’s General Insurance Council and Task Force on the Independent Insurance Authority, Senior Consultant, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Gary Meggitt, Associate Professor, Department of Professional and Legal Education, The University of Hong Kong