Insurance and reinsurance law


Should health and life insurers use the data collected by health-related apps?

Should health and life insurers use the data collected by health-related apps?
27/05/2020

With the generalisation of health-related apps, health and life insurers are keen to use the collected data to improve the accuracy of their insureds’ profiles. This trend raises important questions in terms of privacy but also in terms of risks mutualisation in society.

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Mrs. Sandra Lodewijckx

Mise à jour de la réglementation en matière d’assurances: impact du COVID-19 sur la réglementation et la surveillance des assurances 10 avril 2020
15/04/2020

1.    Depuis le début de l’épidémie de COVID-19 (« Coronavirus »), les régulateurs des assurances belges, européens et internationaux ont pris diverses mesures pour répondre à la crise.

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Mrs. Sandra Lodewijckx

Mise à jour de la réglementation en matière d’assurances : impact du COVID-19 sur la surveillance des assurances
20/03/2020

 Le 17 mars 2020, l'Autorité européenne des assurances et des pensions professionnelles (« AEAPP ») a publié une déclaration sur les actions visant à atténuer l'impact de la COVID-19 (« Coronavirus ») sur le secteur des assurances. 

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CJEU rules insurers liable for not informing life insurance policy holders of cancellation rights

CJEU rules insurers liable for not informing life insurance policy holders of cancellation rights
17/01/2020

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) was recently asked to rule on the EU's Solvency II Directive (and all earlier legislations regulating life insurance) regarding the cancellation rights of insurance policyholders.

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Mrs. Sandra Lodewijckx

E-zine Insurance: a selection of recent case law of the Belgian Supreme Court regarding the Insurance Act of 2014
09/01/2020

With year-end approaching, Lydian's insurance team looks back on some interesting judgments that the Belgian Supreme Court (“Cour de Cassation”) has rendered last year concerning the Insurance Act of 2014. The Court examined various insurance issues, including subrogation, increased risk, right of recourse, intention, exclusion or loss of rights clauses and the insurer's information obligation.

 

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Warranty & Indemnity Insurance: an increasingly popular insurance

Warranty & Indemnity Insurance: an increasingly popular insurance
25/11/2019

A warranty & indemnity (W&I) insurance covers damage resulting from breaches of warranties given in the SPA by the seller. W&I insurance has been around for many years, but it has become increasingly popular in the last few years. According to Lockton, “recent statistics suggest that over 50% of corporate real estate transactions in Europe now use W&I insurance, a large driver for this has been the adoption of a EUR 1 cap on sellers’ liability under the SPA.”

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Assurance des prestataires intellectuels de la construction

Assurance des prestataires intellectuels de la construction
14/10/2019

En date du 1er juillet 2018, la loi du 31 mai 2017 imposant aux entrepreneurs, architectes et autres prestataires du secteur de la construction des travaux immobilier de souscrire une assurance obligatoire pour couvrir leur responsabilité décennale est entrée en vigueur. Pour rappel, cette loi impose aux acteurs du secteur de la construction de s’assurer en responsabilité décennale pour la construction/rénovation de bâtiments destinés au logement (lisez notre news à ce sujet ici)

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Mr. Benoît Vandervelde

IDD in Belgium: new professional knowledge requirements in the insurance sector
22/07/2019

Following the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive in Belgium, a new Royal Decree dated 18 June 2019, implementing new rules 

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Is BREXIT a regulatory opportunity for Belgian Insurtechs and the Insurance market  as a whole?

Is BREXIT a regulatory opportunity for Belgian Insurtechs and the Insurance market as a whole?
07/05/2019

In theory, insurance services are harmonised at the EU level. Insurance companies and intermediaries alike may easily ‘passport’ their domestic licences across the entire EEA

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Belgian regulatory framework for MGAs now in force

Belgian regulatory framework for MGAs now in force
25/04/2019

On 21 November 2018 and 7 March 2019, we issued newsletters (respectively available here and here) regarding the Belgian proposal to create a new regulatory framework for managing general agents (“MGAs”) in Belgium (“Proposal”).

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