AIDA WORKING PARTY MEETINGS

AIDA's Presidential Council has created Working Parties for the purpose of carrying out research in specific fields of insurance law and related matters. These are not to be missed sessions as they dive deeply into their area of focus with some of the best and brightest providing commentary on these important issues.

Go to https://aidainsurance.org/working-parties for further details about AIDA Working Parties.

Further Working Party Meeting Agendas will be added to the program as details are finalised.

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST 2023

AIDA WORKING PARTY MEETINGS

AIDA's Presidential Council has created Working Parties for the purpose of carrying out research in specific fields of insurance law and related matters. These are not to be missed sessions as they dive deeply into their area of focus with some of the best and brightest providing commentary on these important issues.

Go to https://aidainsurance.org/working-parties for further details about AIDA Working Parties.

Further Working Party Meeting Agendas will be added to the program as details are finalised.

07:30 - 16:30 Registration | MCEC Main Foyer 2&3
Room Meeting Room 219
8:30 - 10:30

WORKING PARTY: CLIMATE AND CATASTROPHIC EVENTS
AIDA Chair: Tim Hardy

Overview of climate-related litigation risks for insurers: Australia/Pacific perspective, including threats to collaborative insurer action
Rebekkah Markey-Towler, University of Melbourne, Australia

Climate change and intergenerational justice: lessons from Germany's Federal Constitutional Court
Prof. Dr Oliver Brand, University of Mannheim, Germany

New Zeland: Actions/litigation, including that os the LCANZI - Lawyers for Climate Action NZ - in the context of national government climate responses and experiences
Michael Parker, Partner, Parker Cowan, Queenstown, New Zealand

Climate-related disclosure obligations and implicati
Vicki Mullen, Finity Consulting, Sydney, Australia

Critical issues for insurers on development in climate-liability exposures
Jonathan Wyatt, Managing Partner, Kennedys, Perth, Australia

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
Room Meeting Room 217 Meeting Room 218 Meeting Room 219
11:00 - 13:00

WORKING PARTY: DISTRIBUTION OF INSURANCE / PERSONAL LINES AND PENSIONS

AIDA Chair: Philip Hopley, Partner, Hall & Willcox

The operation of the Design and Distribution Obligations regime
Dr Rhys Bollen, Senior Executive Leader, General Insurance, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Embedded Insurance: The Australian Perspective on a Global Insurtech Trend
Yvonne Lam, Principal, Gilchrist Connell

French perspectives on mortgage protection insurance
Professor Jerome Kullmann, Dauphine University, Paris

WORKING PARTY: REINSURANCE

AIDA Chair: Carlos Estebenet, Ozlem Gurses

Follow the fortune, is it law or principle?
Professor Satoshi Nakaide, Waseda University Japan

The aggregation of Covid-19 business interruption losses
Sushma Ananda, 7 King's Bench Walk London

Multi-layered tower risks in Australia and how that market is responding to FI and D&O (side C) claims
Keith Bethlehem, CBP Sydney

The big wind blows - on far north Queensland. The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation's Cyclone Reinsurance Pool is up and running
Fred Hawke, Clayton Utz Melbourne

WORKING PARTY: FINANCIAL LINES AND CYBER

AIDA Chair: Ray Giblett, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Ray Giblett, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

ESG and financial lines claims in the USA
Neil Hartzell, Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Boston

ESG and financial claims in Australia
Persia Navidi, Partner, Hicksons Lawyers

Coverage for Ransomware Attacks in Germany
Prof. Dr Robert Koch, University of Hamburg, Director Institute of Insurance Law

Ransomware claims in Australia
Mel Tan, Partner, Lander and Rogers
Quinton Kotze, Cyber & Technology Product Manager, Chubb Australia

Is D&O ready for the DAO? Rethinking corporate personality and responsibility
Tim Chan, Senior Associate and Insurtech Lead, Norton Rose Fulbright

13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
Room Meeting Room 217 Meeting Room 218 Meeting Room 219
13:30 - 15:30

WORKING PARTY: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

AIDA Chair: Laina Chan, Barrister, 2 Selborne Chambers

Managing insurance risk while building better buildings
A panel discussion on:

  • Australia’s and New Zealand’s legislative and regulatory response to falling consumer confidence as a result of defective buildings; and
  • The flow on effects on insurance risk and the insurance market

Kavita Deobhakta, Partner, Morgan Coakle
Chris Erfurt, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz
Myles Noble, Head of Insurer Relationships and Broker Claims, Crombie Lockwood
Aaron Sherriff, Partner, Duncan Cotterilll
Lucy Terracall, Partner, Clayton Utz
Claudia Virgona, Senior Underwriter, Professional & Financial Risks, Liberty Financial Markets

WORKING PARTY: MARINE

AIDA Chair: Professor Satoshi Nakaide

Introduction: Importance of Marine Insurance Law
Professor Satoshi Nakaide

The 'proximate' and 'remote' causes of loss
Professor Ozlem Gurses

Navigating Out of the Past
Professor Kate Lewins

The Limits of Marine Insurance Subrogation
Professor Rob Merkin KC

WORKING PARTY: DISPUTE RESOLUTION

AIDA Chair: Chris Rodd

A Fair Go - What insurance ombudsmans schemes around the world can learn from the Australian experiment with fairness
Scott Breihl, Senior Associate Turks Legal

Meditation and Arbitration in the USA - a personal perspective
Edward Currie (FDCC), Senior Partner, Currie, Johnson & Myers PA, Mississippi USA

Arbitration in Hong Kong, HKMAG and ARIAS Asia
Caroline Thomas, Consultant at Hugill & IP, Hong Kong

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
Room Meeting Room 217 Meeting Room 218 Meeting Room 219
16:00 - 18:00

WORKING PARTY: EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE
AIDA Chair: Angus Kench

AIDA Chair: Mandy Rees-Peach

Presentations from industry experts including Sarah Wood, Principal, Gilchrist Connell Lawyers

An interactive session covering issues of importance to these segments of the insurance industry.

WORKING PARTY: MOTOR AND PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE

AIDA Chair: Professor Sara Landini, University of Florence

A panel discussion on significant issues for the motor insurance industry including green motor insurance, sustainability principles, and climate mitigation
Massimo Dotto, Partner, CMS Adonnio Ascoli & Cavasol Scamoni, Rome
Laura Opilio, Partner, CMS Adonnio Ascoli & Cavasol Scamoni, Rome
Aaron Le Marquer, Partner and Head of Policyholder Disputes, Stewarts, London

Working Party: Civil Liability Insurance
AIDA Chair: Gabriel Vivas Diez, Partner, Vivas & Uribe Lawyers

Presentation of the World database of the laws on civil liability insurance
Gabriel Vivas Diez

The civil liability of building and construction professionals in Australia
Julie Bowker, Partner, Carter Newell Lawyers

Medical malpractice and liability in Brazil
Melisa Pimenta, PMR Advogados Lawyers

The Australian liability landscape for insurance brokers
Daniel Robinson, Principal, Gilchrist Connell and Dr Robin Bowley, University of Technology Sydney

16:00 - 18:00

Diversity@AILA

John Paul Janke: The Story of Us
Diversity@AILA welcome John Paul Janke to share the story of us.


John is a proud Wuthathi and Meriam man, Co-owner of Rork Projects, Co-Chair of the National NAIDOC Committee and Co-Host of The Point on SBS/NITV. Through this presentation John will share his story and his knowledge to give greater awareness of and to celebrate the rich histories of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to allow us to rediscover Australia’s Indigenous heritage and learn how that has shaped our communities. This includes important elements of Australia’s unknown, but true, Indigenous history that has been missing from our history books.

Don’t miss out on this thought provoking and motivating presentation by a powerful storyteller that will leave you with a true sense of the richness of the culture of our First Nations people.

The Hop Bar, Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square, Melbourne
Drinks and canapes provided.

18:00 - 22:00

WICA Weclome Reception

Sponsored by Carter Newell Lawyers
Eureka 89, Eureka Tower, Level 89/7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Take in the best views of Melbourne whilst you connect and re-connect with colleagues at this fabulous networking event.

Dress Code: Business Attire

 

 



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