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The impact of interest rates and inflation on credit and political risks

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The impact of interest rates and inflation on credit and political risks

As the global economy continues to feel the effect of the global pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine, world economies are now also facing a need to balance interest rates with rising inflation. Leading economists and central banks must deliberate on how best to manage these issues, and the secon …

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Life Sciences: the challenges of research & development

The Covid-19 pandemic brought feverish attention to the research & development (R&D) capabilities of the life sciences sector. Suddenly, the entire world had a vested interest in the creation of a new treatment, and with that, brought greater understanding of the work at large. Laymen were talking  …

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Making businesses more resilient against rising temperatures

A particularly dry and hot weather this summer has tested Europe’s resilience to heatwaves, demonstrating the challenges that businesses face due to climate change and the need for an enterprise risk management plan addressing such emerging risks. Heatwaves have already become increasingly common  …

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Preparing the retail sector for the new UK terrorism liability legislation

The UK is set to introduce new terrorism legislation that will change businesses’ responsibility for terrorism acts, requiring a new strategic approach for how shopping centres and retail chains manage and mitigate this risk. As outlined in the consultation, the Protect Duty legislation, also known  …

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Product recall underwriters flag concern about recent large loss events

Expensive product recall events, where whole food processing plants were closed for a considerable time, have highlighted the catastrophic loss potential in the product recall/contamination space. It is therefore highly likely that, at renewal, underwriters will request more granular information on  …

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New UK building safety regulation extends liability for construction professionals

By Emily Monastiriotis (Partner and International Head of Dispute Resolution), Sharlmaine Willetts (Of Counsel) and Kirsty Oliver (Senior PSL) of Simmons & Simmons LLP The Building Safety Act (BSA) and related developments will bring significant change to what is required when designing and construc …

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