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Effective 6 February 2017, the two scientifically-oriented bodies, i.e. the AIDA Europe Academic/Student Sub-Committee and the AIDA Europe Scientific Council, were merged to become the AIDA Europe Scientific Committee, as agreed by the AIDA Europe Committee.
The AIDA Europe Scientific Committee comprises the following:


  • Chairman: Prof. Dr. Pierpaolo Marano, Associate Professor of Insurance Law, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Koch LL.M. (McGill), Managing Director, Institute for Insurance Law, University of Hamburg, Hamburg
  • Prof. Herman A. Cousy, University KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Dr. Kyriaki Noussia, Senior Lecturer, Law School, University of Exeter, UK
  • Anna Tarasiuk, attorney-at-law, Filipska Tarasiuk Kancelaria Radców Prawnych sp. p., Warsaw
  • Dr Caroline Bell, Coverage Counsel, Financial & Professional Risks, Aon Risk Solutions, London


The AIDA Europe Scientific Committee assists in the identification of the topics for the AIDA Europe conferences, it manages the books of the AIDA Europe Studies on Insurance Law and Regulation as well as any Awards to Young Authors and it further provides the content for and supports the management of the Network of Universities engaging in the AIDA Summer Schools.

Call for Papers for Warsaw

The Call for Papers, which was distributed through a number of academic and practitioner channels and journals, has triggered a high level of interest. From the 35 abstracts submitted close to 20 authors qualified as eligible and shall be considered for the prize giving competition. This is a very successful result and proves the attractive format and opportunity which AIDA Europe is offering to academia and legal research. It also underlines AIDA Europe's focus on one of its main goals for the Warsaw Conference titled "De-Mystifying InsurTech: a Legal and Regulatory View", which is to provide for a critical review of the legal and regulatory issues related to InsurTech, a key development and challenge to law making, academia, the insurance markets and the society at large.

Reports on past AIDA Europe Conferences:

VIth AIDA Europe Conference, Vienna, 3-4 November 2016 The AIDA Europe Student/Academic Sub-Committee, comprising Prof. Dr. Robert Koch and Dr. Kyriaki Noussia, invited students and young academics / practitioners to participate in the VIth AIDA Europe Conference held in Vienna on 3-4 November 2016.

In this respect, a call for papers was issued in early 2016 inviting potential candidates to submit their abstracts of prospective papers for potential selection for presentation at one of the Working Parties’ sessions in terms of the AIDA Europe conference in Vienna in Nov. 2016. There were topics set by most WPs and by national chapters but also any current topic in insurance was welcomed. From the abstracts submitted, two students, as prize winners, were selected and approved:

a) Mr Bob Kao, PhD candidate Queen Mary University of London, Law School, who presented to the Marine Insurance Working Party on the topic of “Cyber Risks and Marine Insurance: Seaworthiness, Causation and Lessons from Maritime Piracy”.

b) Mr Matthew Channon, PhD candidate, University of Exeter, Law School, who presented to the Motor Insurance Working Party on the topic of “Does the EU and UK Correctly Balance the Interests of the Consumer and Third Party Victim in Motor Insurance?”

Congratulations to these prize winners! For further earlier Conferences please click here.