Insurance Law and Regulation

Convenor: Gary Meggitt

Gary Meggitt has written extensively on civil litigation, lawyers’ professional conduct and insurance-related subjects. He is a contributing author to A Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong (Sixth Edition, LexisNexis, 2017); author of Wilkinson’s Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong (LexisNexis, 2019); author of Mediation and ADR Confidentiality in Hong Kong (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2019) and Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong volume on Limitation of Actions (LexisNexis, 2015); and the general editor of Civil Justice Reform – What has it achieved? (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010).

The Asian Institute of International Financial Law has been assisting the Faculty of Law to promote the Insurance Law LLM course to the local practitioners and finance professionals since 2008-09.  The Insurance Law course is one of the subjects in the LLM in Corporate and Financial Law Programme covering the most important aspects of insurance law, with particular emphasis on the international practice of insurance law.  Associate Professor Gary Meggitt and Associate Professor Dr Giuliano Castellano co-taught the course in the 2018-19 academic year. Mr Meggitt serves on both the Hong Kong Law Society’s Insurance Law Committee and the Hong Kong Insurance Authority’s Future Task Force.  He has also been conducting research on the subject of Insurtech over the past years, with the aim to publish a monograph on the subject by mid 2021.  Dr Castellano has been conducting research in the field of insurance regulation and disaster risk financing. In February 2019, his project ‘Systemic Risk: Law, Finance, and Disaster Risk Governance’ has been funded by the University’s Seed Fund for Core Research. The project investigates, inter alia, the role of both traditional insurance mechanisms and alternative risk transfer (ART) techniques in the context of domestic and international polices enacted to support a holistic governance framework for financial and non-financial systemic risks, including pandemic risk.