Insurance Brokers – Reduction in Capital Requirements

The UAE Insurance Authority issued Board of Directors’ Resolution No. (14) of 2020 on the Amendment of Some Provisions of the Insurance Authority Board of Directors’ Resolution No. (15) of 2013 Concerning Insurance Brokerage Regulations dated 30 March 2020 (“the Resolution”). The Resolution allows, subject to a submitted application and consent of the Insurance Authority…

The Dangers of Failing to Accurately Define the Terms Under which Contractual Payments are to be made

In contracts where payment is intended to be made upon the occurrence of specific events or the satisfaction of certain conditions it is paramount, for any payment claim to be successful, that such events and conditions be clearly defined, as well as convincingly proven to have occurred. In a recent arbitration concerning a claim by…

Cyber Insurance: Risks and Trends 2020

Risks and Trends for 2020 – Authored by Martin Kreuzer, Risk Manager Cyber Risks, Munich Re A Legal & Regulatory Perspective from the Middle East – Authored by Simon Isgar, Partner and Head of Insurance/Reinsurance, BSA As global insurer and reinsurer of cyber risks, Munich Re is closely watching developments of cyberattacks to provide suitable insurance…

Saudi Ministry of Labor Decision to Regulate Contractual Relationship Between Employers and Their Employees

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labor and Social Development approved the reduction of working hours, or any other precautionary measures that limit the effects of the pandemic. This decision is aimed at limiting the application of the Labor Law in relation to employers severing the contractual relationship due to Force Majeure. These measures will be…