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Law firm MJM to host insurance industry conference

Legal firm MJM is to host a major conference for lawyers involved in the insurance business.

Insuralex — a conference involving a worldwide network of independent insurance and reinsurance lawyers — will be held on the island next month in a first for Bermuda.

MJM director Alan Dunch said: “It is a great honour to be hosting the Insuralex mid-year meeting in Bermuda. The group was attracted to Bermuda because of the island's reputation as an insurance and reinsurance centre.”

The Bermuda firm is the local member of Insuralex, which aims to bring together specialists in the insurance field from different jurisdictions.

Insuralex president Bill Perry said: “Globalisation and changes in the worldwide insurance market enable insurers and reinsurers to market their products across international borders.

“Different local laws and procedures may affect the conduct of insurance business on a cross-border basis and this is evident in the handling of international or multinational claims.

“An insurer can navigate these complexities by using a group of lawyers from different jurisdictions who are each specialised in their respective country but who are also affiliated to a global network.

“We look forward to discussing current best practices surrounding these issues in Bermuda next month.”

London's Devereux Chambers will provide the guest speakers at the conference.

Speakers at the conference, to be held between November 6 and 9, include Colin Wynter QC, the Chambers and Partners insurance silk of the year, leading insurance junior Richard Harrison and Andrew Burns, co-author of the Law of Reinsurance with Colin Edelman QC.

The presentation, on Thursday, November 7, will be followed by a cocktail party to be held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

Mr Dunch said island members of the insurance and reinsurance business were welcome to attend the conference at the XL conference centre on Hamilton's Bermudiana Road.

MJM's Tim Frith, who was a member of Devereux Chambers before joining the Bermuda firm, said: “We very much hope that members of the industry will attend.”

He added: “The presentation and cocktail party will be an opportunity for the Bermuda insurance and reinsurance community to mingle with insurance and reinsurance lawyers from around the world.”

Anyone interested in attending should contact Mr Frith on 294 3627 or at tfrith@mjm.bm.

MJM director Alan Dunch

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Published October 04, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 03, 2013 at 7:36 pm)

Law firm MJM to host insurance industry conference

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