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Insurance and Reinsurance Issues Resulting from Subprime Claims

John F McCarrick

Maurice Pesso

Vincent J Vitkowsky - Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

Eighteen months after the first lawsuits relating to subprime mortgage lending were filed, the claims frequency from subprime claims has already passed the number of lawsuits filed during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s.

A look back on 2007/2008

Jan Heuvels - Ince & Co

The past 18 months have been difficult for the UK (re)insurance market. Worsening economic conditions combined with a sharp rise in catastrophic and single-event losses have presented the industry with some stiff challenges. Meanwhile, the regulators and courts have been as busy as ever

Experts in International Disputes

Nicholas Gould

It has been said that the role of an expert in an international construction dispute is to provide independent opinion evidence based on the facts.

The Changing World of the Construction Lawyer and What the Future Holds

Adrian L Bastianelli III

Fifty years ago there were only a handful of construction lawyers in the United States, that is, lawyers whose practice focused primarily on representing clients in the construction industry.

Consular Processing of E-1 Visas at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv

Liam Schwartz

The United States is the primary playing field on which Israel vies with its international competitors for market position for products, services and technologies.

Good Migrations

Laura Devine

Laura Devine, Laura Devine Solicitors, London and New York -asks what is happening with the new UK immigration system. It is certainly "giving excitations" but immigration lawyers in the UK are not "picking up good vibrations"

Recent Developments in the UK Market

Charles Martin

Activity levels at the time of writing in the UK M&A market are substantially down, both in volume and value terms, over the equivalent time last year.

Hedge Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Cash-Settled Equity Swaps - New Controversies in Public M&A

Maximilian Schiessl - Hengeler Mueller

While global M&A markets have been negatively affected by the crisis in the financial markets, there is a worldwide debate about the role of hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds and whether and how their activities should be made more transparent and subject to tighter regulation.

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