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The Asbestos Litigation

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Explores the role of insurance in asbestos litigation in respect of mesothelioma. Shows how and why the Trigger Litigation though ostensibly concerned with insurance cover required the courts to ... More


Natural Disasters and the Insurance Industry

Angelika Wirtz

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Overall and insured losses of natural disasters are steadily increasing and reach record highs. The worldwide insurance and reinsurance industry plays an important role to provide immediate financial ... More


Loss-Spreading

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Focuses on the means by which loss-spreading is effected by insurance and on the issues of private law which arise in the process. Illustrates that losses are not merely spread within defined risk ... More


The EU and Global Insurance Regulation

Lucia Quaglia

in The European Union and Global Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688241
eISBN:
9780191767517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688241.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The regulatory capacity of the EU in insurance was limited until the early 2000s. Afterwards, the EU set in place harmonized rules for reinsurance and solvency requirements, without waiting for ... More


The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

Harold James (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

This book provides an overview of how today’s reinsurance industry developed. Until recently, reinsurers were only known to a small minority outside the community. Major disasters, especially those ... More


Substantive Recognition of the Lex Mercatoria

Orsolya Toth

in The Lex Mercatoria in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199685721
eISBN:
9780191765711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685721.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Private International Law

This chapter discusses the method of establishing a lex mercatoria rule in practice. The analysis is relevant in arbitration where the lex mercatoria applies and in court proceedings where trade ... More


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