Insurance Law

A change has occurred in Hong Kong’s insurance regulatory regime. On 26 June 2017, the new Insurance Authority formally took over from the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance as the industry’s...
September 2017
In HKSAR v Law Wing Fai (HCMA 476 of 2016) and HKSAR v Gilbert Henry Collins (HCMA 21 of 2017), the Court of Appeal answered the following question: whether a driver who drink-drives, and has a valid...
August 2017
With the effective date of the Insurance Companies (Amendment) Ordinance fast approaching, at which time the Independent Insurance Authority (“IIA”) will take over the work of the Office of the...
June 2017
On 7 October 2016, a revised (GN10) (“Revised GN10”) was issued by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (“OCI”). The Revised GN10 replaces the (GN10) (“Existing GN10”) which...
December 2016
Hong Kong will soon transfer responsibility for supervision of insurance to a new, strengthened independent regulator with recruitment for staff and the search for office premises already underway,...
July 2016
In an interesting judgment in Gill Gurbux Singh v Dah Sing Insurance Services Ltd [2016] HKEC 752, the Court of Final Appeal recently confirmed that insurance agents owe a duty of care...
July 2016
The UK Insurance Act 2015 (the “UK Act”), which comes into force in the United Kingdom in August 2016, represents the most fundamental change to English insurance law for more than a century. As...
June 2016
To get an overview of the most significant insurance law-related developments in 2015 and a prediction of how the landscape may shift in 2016, Hong Kong Lawyer reached out to Patrick Perry, an...
March 2016
On 7 December 2015 the first part of the Insurance Companies (Amendment) Ordinance (“Amendment Ordinance”) came into force, marking a key milestone in what has been described as “the most important...
February 2016
Steven Wise, Partner, Smyth & Co in association with RPC As readers will appreciate, the insurance industry is an important component of Hong Kong’s economy and financial status. Many classes...
November 2015
Steven Wise, Partner, Smyth & Co in association with RPC As members rush to be considered for "test drives" of latest car models (Law Society Circular 15-696(MS) dated 31 August 2015...
September 2015
Charlotte Robins, Emma de Ronde, James Parker and Gillian Young, Norton Rose The Hong Kong Legislative Council passed the Insurance Companies (Amendment) Bill 2014 on 10 July 2015. The Bill will...
August 2015
Has the dust finally settled on asbestos litigation after the recent UK Supreme Court decision in Zurich Insurance PLC UK Branch v International Energy Group Limited [2015] UKSC 33 (IEG)? Probably...
August 2015
Ray Lee, Partner Head of Insurance and Personal Injury, ONC Lawyers Introduction Personal injury victims suing for damages bear the burden to prove their loss arising from the accident. In general...
March 2015
Tow Lu Lim, Partner and Jenny W. Y. Yu, Associate, Mayer Brown JSM In the near future, Hong Kong will have a new insurance regulator which is financially and operationally independent from the...
February 2015
Ray Lee, Partner, Head of Insurance...
January 2015
Ray Lee, ONC Lawyers Introduction The premium payable for different people for the same insurance coverage can vary significantly. It is no secret that life insurance is calculated by complex...
December 2014
Jeffrey A. Blount, Jing Wang, Lynn Yang, Partners, Norton Rose Fulbright Hong Kong With the explosion of the internet and mobile technology in recent years, the use of telecommunication and...
November 2014
Yiqiang Li, Partner and Sally Qin, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP For a long period of time, China did not allow foreign investors to form wholly foreign-owned subsidiaries in China to operate...
November 2014
Written by David Smyth, Senior Partner, Smyth & Co in association with RPC In our January 2013 “Industry Insights” we reported on the outcome in Hobbins v Royal Skandia Life Assurance...
August 2014