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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: een selectie van recente Cassatierechtspraak inzake de Verzekeringswet van 2014
09/01/2020

Met de jaarwisseling in het vooruitzicht, blikt het insurance team van Lydian graag terug op enkele interessante arresten die het Hof van Cassatie heeft geveld het voorbije jaar inzake de Verzekeringswet van 2014 (de W. Verz.). Het Hof boog zich over verschillende verzekeringsthema’s, waaronder subrogatie, risicoverzwaring, verhaalsrecht, opzet, uitsluiting- of vervalbedingen en de informatieplicht van de verzekeraar.

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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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Update of Belgian proposal for MGA regulatory framework

Update of Belgian proposal for MGA regulatory framework
08/03/2019

On 21 November 2018, we issued a newsletter (accessible here) regarding a draft law amending the law of 4 April 2014 on insurance, which will create a new regulatory framework for managing general agents (“MGAs”) in Belgium (“Proposal”). However, the proposed definition of “insurance underwriter” provoked reaction from the industry and further clarification was required.

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Mrs. Anne Catteau
Mrs. Sandra Lodewijckx

Transposition of IDD: a Christmas gift for the Belgian insurance sector
21/12/2018

On 20 January 2016, the European Council adopted the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD). The purpose of this directive was to create a level playing field among the distributors of insurance products, to strengthen the confidence of customers 

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Belgian implementation of IDD now adopted

Belgian implementation of IDD now adopted
04/12/2018

On 14 November 2018, the Belgian parliament finally adopted the draft law (“Draft Law”) implementing Directive 2016/97/EU on insurance distribution (“IDD”) in Belgium. IDD repeals and replaces Directive 2002/92/EC on insurance mediation (“IMD”)

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