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Mike Brown is senior partner at BLM

Interview: Mike Brown: Taking a moment

As senior partner at BLM, Mike Brown is overseeing his firm through a period of incredible change for the legal...

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Q&A - Aviation: Turbulent times

In an unprecedented year of aerospace disasters, Post asks the experts how they expect recent tragedies to impact the aviation...

Steve Castle is finance director at LV

C-Suite - Insurer: The value of investments

Unpredictable returns must be a driver for increased motor prices


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Munich Re in director reshuffle for global marine launch

Following the appointment of John Wilkinson as head of global marine partnership, Dieter Berg has taken up a business development role for the new division.


Gable agrees deal with Norwegian SME trade body

Liechtenstein-based insurer Gable Holdings has partnered with a Norwegian trade association in a deal worth £15m GWP per year.

European Court of Justice

Insurers face major restructuring or increase in VAT after ECJ tax decision

European Court of Justice ruled that offshore entities should be subject to VAT


Editor's comment: A taxing sting in the tail

As Benjamin Franklin said, only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But the latest tax decision to come from the European Court of Justice has a particularly nasty sting in the tail for the UK insurance industry.

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Volatility adjustment approval process could disadvantage UK firms

Proposals to make the Solvency II volatility adjustment subject to pre-approval by the Prudential Regulation Authority could put UK firms at a competitive disadvantage, according to EY’s head of insurance regulation and risk Martin Bradley.

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Restore your profit per case: Coping with the Jackson reforms

The Jackson Reforms have taken effect, and some predictions for the claimant solicitor world are decidedly grim. The reforms call for increased settlement speed and new, lower fixed fees, compressing solicitor profitability substantially.


Getting Ready for Solvency II – Two Key Actions for European Insurers

EIOPA has published its final guidelines for the phasing-in of the Solvency II regime, with the regulations announced to come into force on 1st January 2016. Prior to that date, European insurers have two other deadlines to meet a pre-application to the relevant regulator must be submitted in or around September 2014; and a full application to the relevant regulator must be submitted by 1st June 2015

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