The Indian insurance market: key developments | Khaitan & Co

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The Indian insurance market is in an exciting phase of development. The market has always been considerably under-insured and this has always made India strategically important for international investors, but three key developments are driving further change. First, regulatory and market developments are facilitating greater M&A activity. Second, the emergence of new distribution channels is …

Pointers on UAE insurance law and disputes | Kennedys

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Insurance is a global business that operates across every jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction has its own set of laws, rules, procedures and nuances. This article summarises basic points of law and procedure, relevant to onshore insurance disputes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Trending commercial disputes and insurance issues in Hong Kong | Clyde & Co

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As one of the world’s leading financial centres, Hong Kong is home to many financial institutions and international companies. With a common law legal system, Hong Kong’s commercial law and financial regulatory system shares a historical connection to the United Kingdom. However, there are important differences and, in some respects, particularly when it comes to …

Why employers should engage more with employee mental health | Eversheds Sutherland

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For several years, employers have been urged to do more to look after the mental health of their workforce. Even before the pandemic, in January 2019, mental health at work was a primary discussion topic at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting accompanied by huge estimations of the financial impact, globally, in terms of lost …

The rise of ESG – beware the say-do gap | Steptoe & Johnson

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Companies increasingly face scrutiny of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities, including from investors, regulators, prosecutors, consumers, NGOs and other stakeholders. While robust ESG programmes can provide new business opportunities and other competitive advantages for companies, ESG issues also can pose legal and reputational risks, particularly when there is a gap between what companies …

Corporate governance in Japan: recent developments | Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune

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Introduction Corporate governance reforms for Japanese listed companies have been accelerating in recent years. However, a tide of shareholder activism is hitting corporate Japan even harder in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic, demanding more effective governance, sustainable growth, attention to environmental and social issues, as well as decent shareholder returns. The reforms are ongoing …

Corporate governance meetings in the face of social distancing | Canales

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More than two years have gone by since the world confronted a new reality and a new way of living due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Social distancing policies necessitated adjustments to routines, family and work life, and economic stability as the impossibility of continuing with daily activities as usual came to the fore. All these …

New ESG rules in Switzerland: how to mitigate the risk of criminal liability | Bär & Karrer

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New ESG disclosure and due diligence rules On 1 January 2022, the indirect counterproposal to the so-called Responsible Business Initiative has been introduced in the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO). The new rules in articles 964a ff. CO require that companies of public interest domiciled in Switzerland, such as listed companies and large companies supervised …