DWF opens Brussels office

Law firm DWF is opening an office in Brussels to provide greater competition and regulatory support to its global insurance clients.

Europe: Weathering the storm

Europe got a battering from natural catastrophes in 2013, resulting in the region clocking up the most loss events for the year across the globe.

R&Q completes Chevanstell transfer

The business of Chevanstell, which traded in the UK as Tryg-Baltica International UK before going into run-off, has become part of R&Q Insurance (Malta) following a part VII transfer.

European PI market to be worth £6.27bn by 2017

The professional indemnity insurance market across 10 European countries - Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK- will be worth around €7.5bn (£6.27bn)by 2017.

Kidnap and Ransom: A growing threat?

Kidnap and ransom risk is not traditionally a threat associated with Europe but recent incidents have bought the issue to the fore. Sam Barrett investigates the problem and the response of the insurance industry.