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Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation.

Author: Julian Burling; Kevin Lazarus
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2012.
Series: Research Handbooks in Financial Law Series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Given its economic importance, insurance is a field that has been underserved as an area of academic study. This detailed book provides much needed coverage of insurance law and regulation in its international context. Produced in association with Lloyd's, it draws on the expertise both of academics and practising lawyers. Containing 30 comprehensive chapters, it provides in-depth studies on key areas, such as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Burling, Julian.
Research Handbook on International Insurance Law and Regulation.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Burling; Kevin Lazarus
ISBN: 9781849807890 1849807892
OCLC Number: 779828515
Description: 1 online resource (882 pages).
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Introduction; Table of cases; Table of legislation; PART I INSURANCE CONTRACT LAW; 1 An introduction to insurance contract law; 2 Methodology: applying economics to insurance law --
an introduction; 3 Definition: different common law and civil law approaches to the definition of insurance; 4 Pre-contractual information duties: the insured's pre-contractual duty of disclosure --
convergence across the jurisdictional divide; 5 Contract terms: judicial approaches to the interpretation of insurance contracts. 6 Claims: an overview of the US tort of 'bad faith' --
a common law approach to regulating insurer claims handling and settlements7 Reinsurance: finding the balance between reinsurers'and reinsureds' interests; 8 Closing books of business: the challenge of fairness and finality; 9 Choice of law: NewYork and English approaches to insurance and reinsurance contracts; PART II INSURANCE REGULATION; 10 An introduction to insurance regulation; 11 History: a history of insurance regulation in the UK; 12 International organisations: their role and interconnectivity in insurance regulation. 13 Transnational supervisory recognition: a macro-jurisdictional overview14 Principles-based insurance regulation: lessons to be learned from a comparison of the EU and German law of risk management; 15 Conduct of business regulation: a survey of the UK regime and a comparison with the US, German and Hong Kong approach; 16 Enforcement: a survey of three approaches to insurance regulatory enforcement: the USA, the UK and Sweden; 17 Lloyd's: its authorisation in the United Kingdom and overseas; 18 Lloyd's: the development of performance management. PART III DEVELOPING AREAS OF INSURANCE LAW AND REGULATION19 Microinsurance: the value proposition at the base of the pyramid; 20 Takaful insurance: squaring the insurance circle in Islamic law; 21 Alternative risk transfer: risk transfer solutions at the margins of insurability --
the legal and regulatory challenges; 22 E-Commerce: the regulation of insurance in the age of the internet; PART IV REGIONAL STUDIES IN INSURANCE LAW AND REGULATION; 23 Europe: towards a harmonised European insurance contract law --
the PEICL; 24 Europe: the architecture and content of EU insurance regulation. 25 USA: a regulatory overview of the world's largest insurance market26 Singapore: maintaining a law and regulation for a modern trading state; 27 Brazil: the transition of law and regulation from state control to market freedom; 28 China: developments in insurance law and regulation in the People's Republic; 29 Japan: the insurance concept in the Insurance Act and the Insurance Business Act; 30 South Africa: insurance law and regulation in the Rainbow Nation; Index.
Series Title: Research Handbooks in Financial Law Series.

Abstract:

Given its economic importance, insurance is a field that has been underserved as an area of academic study. This detailed book provides much needed coverage of insurance law and regulation in its international context. Produced in association with Lloyd's, it draws on the expertise both of academics and practising lawyers. Containing 30 comprehensive chapters, it provides in-depth studies on key areas, such as the role of international organisations, the judicial interpretation of insurance contract clauses and transnational regulatory recognition. It also provides thorough introductions to im.

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