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Past Events:

7th AIDA Europe Conference, Warsaw / Poland, 12 - 13 April 2018 - "De-Mystifying InsurTech: A Legal and Regulatory View"

The 7th AIDA Europe Conference in Warsaw, Poland, has gathered more than two hundred panel members and delegates, from more than 30 countries, comprising members of the insurance industry, a number of regulatory bodies, private practice and academia. The Conference was co-organized together with Kozminski University in Warsaw and the AIDA Polish Chapter.

The discussions in the many sessions and panels of the conference confirmed the high interest in InsurTech and its legal and regulatory aspects and the relevance, generally, of the ground breaking technological developments for the insurance field. Similarly, the Hot Topics and Key Development session, featuring inter alia GDPR and IDD presentations and a status report on BREXIT, was much welcomed by delegates. A copy of the programme is attached.

Finally, the AIDA Working Party Meetings and a meeting by the In-house Counsel Committee saw an active debate.

The presentations in the various Plenary and Breakout Sessions and the AIDA Working Party and the In-house Counsel Meetings are available in the Conference Document Repository.

Please also see the any comments and documents in the individual Working Party sites.

Again, a big thank you to the host Chapter and Kozsminski University for providing such a great support to the conference organization and to their hospitality!

With thanks to our sponsors

With thanks also to support from:


2016 – VIth AIDA Europe Conference, Vienna – 3/4 November 2016 – “Flood of Change: Insurance in Times of Change – Technology, Climate, Regulation”

Please find attached the presentations for the ARIAS Session which took place on Thursday 3 November as well as the delegate pack containing the programme and most of the presentations made at the plenary day of the conference. Also attached is the full powerpoint presentation from the conference attended by some 200 delegates and the documentation from the In-House Counsel Working Group. You may also retrieve the presentations from the Working Party sessions that took place by going to the relevant working party page -

Below are some images from the conference.

The AIDA Europe Conference in Vienna was sponsored by:
Österreichische Gesellschaft
für Versicherungsfachwissen


AIDA Europe Conference, Copenhagen - 11/12 June 2015

The Vth AIDA Europe Conference was held in Copenhagen on 11/12 June 2015. Eight Working Party meetings took place on 11 June with the full plenary conference on Friday 12 June.

Colin Croly, Chairman, AIDA Europe introducing the Keynote Speakers at the Commencement at the conference

Lord Mance of the UK Supreme Court delivering his Keynote Address

Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s delivering her Keynote Address

Sandra Weinberger of the Munich Re addressing the conference during the first session “Challenges for Umbrella and Global Programme Policies – How to Cope with the Changing Regulatory and Legal Requirements”
Above are some photographs from the conference and attached is a copy of the delegate pack which contains the programme and most of the papers/powerpoints presented at the conference. Two further presentations will be placed on the website in due course. Presentations to working parties can be found on the individual working party pages on the AIDA website.
Attached is the Keynote Address by Lord Mance
Attached is a link to the Keynote Address of Inga Beale

Sponsorship for the AIDA Europe Conference, Copenhagen was provided by:
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Charitable Trust

AIDA Europe/FERMA Joint Conference, Paris - 3 June 2013  

AIDA Europe and FERMA (Federation of European Risk Managers' Association) held a joint conference in Paris on Friday 3 June - "European Insurance Law: When Theory Meets Practice"Attached are the powerpoint presentations from that conference.  Also attached  is  a note on Company Indemnification by Jorge Angell.

AIDA Europe Conference - London - 13/14 September 2012

The IV AIDA Europe Conference was held in London on 13/14 September 2012 at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Working Party meetings took place on Thursday,13 September and the full plenary conference on Friday14 September.
Attached is a copy of the delegate pack which contains the programme and most of the papers presented. Those powerpoints/papers not included in the delegate pack are attached below:
Daniel Beard QC
Professor Paolo Montalenti
 With regard to presentations at the working party meetings, these will be added to the particular working party section of the website by mid-October.

The AIDA Europe Academic/Students Sub-Committee invited participation at the AIDA Europe Conference in London.

Following assessment, the following papers were presented:

  • Marine: AIDA Europe Student Prize Winner Susie Marsden, Swansea University, Wales - "Putting a Premium on Reform: The Impact of the Rotterdam Rules on Shippers and Insurers of Cargo" - sponsored by University Hamburg University of Insurance.
  • Reinsurance: AIDA Europe Student Prize Winner Ralph Fearnhead, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, London - "Follow the Fortunes Clauses in Reinsurance Law - Practical Problems in Ensuring their Effectiveness" - sponsored by BNP Paribas Cardif .
  • State Supervision: AIDA Europe Student Prize Winner Angelo Borselli, Università Bocconi, Milan "Keeping watch on giants: the supervision of insurance groups and of insurance undertakings within financial conglomerates in European law" - sponsored by the British Insurance Law Association Charitable Trust


AIDA Europe Conference - Amsterdam, 26/27 May 2011

The III AIDA Europe Conference was held in Amsterdam on 26/27 May 2011 at the NH Barbizon Palace Hotel. Working Party meetings took place on the Thursday, 26 May and the full plenary conference on Friday 27 May. There were 236 delegates.
Attached is a copy of the delegate pack which contains the programme and papers presented.  With regard to presentations at the working party meetings, these can be found under the particular working party section of the website.

The AIDA Europe Academic/Students Sub-Committee invited participation at the AIDA Europe Conference in Amsterdam.

Following the assessment of the submitted abstracts, the following papers were presented:

a) "Establishment of EIOPA - Risks and challenges for state insurance supervision in the EU" (presented by Ms Bozena Hagen at the session of the WP State Supervision), and

b) "Pre-contractual information duties in insurance contract law - European
Regulation, Comparison of Laws and Challenges for Croatia" (presented by Ms Ana Keglevic at the session of the WP Consumer Protection)


The AIDA World Congress took place in Paris 17 - 20 May 2010. The AIDA Europe Session was on Thursday 20 May 14.30h - 17.00h

Insurable Interest: Gambling?
Chairman: Jerome Kullmann - Vice-Chairman, AIDA Europe


Herman Cousy - Professor, University of Leuven, Belgium
Robert Merkin - Professor, University of Southampton, UK
Ioannis Rokas - Professor, University of Athens, Greece

Financial Crisis: Insurance and Reinsurance Legal Developments

Chairman:  Colin Croly - Chairman, AIDA Europe


Jorge Angell - Partner, LC Rodrigo Abogados, Spain -
Torben Bondrop - Partner, Plesner, Denmark
Robert Merkin - Professor, University of Southampton, UK
Richard Traub - Partner, Traub, Lieberman, Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, USA
Papers for discussion are set out below: 
Paper 1 - Jorge Angell
Paper 2 - Richard Traub
Paper 3 - Richard Traub
Powerpoint - Richard Traub
AIDA Europe Conference - Zurich, 23 October 2009

AIDA Europe in conjunction with the AIDA Swiss Coordinating Committee held the II AIDA Europe conference in Zurich on 23 October 2009.  Again, the conference was a sell out with 200 delegates attending from all over Europe and beyond.  The delegates were a mixture of in-house counsel, claims personnel, underwriters, accountants, adjusters, private practice lawyers, academics and others.

To see a list of our sponsors click here

The delegate list is attached here.  To view the delegate pack including programme for this conference click here 


AIDA Europe Inaugural Conference-Hamburg, 23 May 2008
AIDA Europe held its inaugural conference in Hamburg on 23 May 2008 in association with the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association. The conference was a complete sell-out with 200 delegates attending from all over Europe and beyond. The delegates were a mixture of private practice lawyers, in-house counsel, claims personnel, accountants, adjusters and other industry players. A pre-conference drinks reception hosted by Plesner Svane Gronborg was held on the eve of the conference and was well attended by delegates.
The conference began with two key note speeches. Wilhelm Zeller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hannover Re, began by talking about the challenges facing the (re)insurance industry in Europe today (for a copy of the presentation see below). He identified over-regulation especially in the US and the UK, natural catastrophes, climate change and under reserving in respect of long-tail liabilities as being amongst the biggest challenges facing the industry.
Dennis Mahoney, Chairman of Aon Global, gave the second key note address on the topic of how the US and Bermuda view Europe.
Several lawyers and industry figures participated on panel discussions which took place throughout the conference on topics including: present and future risks-the lastest developments and next big claims; class actions-will Europe have to face a US-style litigation culture in the future?; and cross border multi-jurisdictional disputes and how to manage them.
Professor Helmut Heiss, University of Zurich, and Professor Diana Cerini, University of MIlan, spoke on the work of the Innsbruck Group on Principles of European Insurance Contract Law. Professor Robert Merkin and Johanna Hjalmarsson of the University of Southampton, also gave a presentation on the European Intermediaries Directive. (See the delegate pack below for copies of these presentations)
For those who wanted to see more of Hamburg after the conference, a sight-seeing boat cruise was arranged and hosted by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty on Saturday morning in glorious sunshine.
To view a copy of the delegate pack for this conference, please click here
Powerpoint presentations from the Conference:
Challenges facing the (Re)Insurance industry - Wilhelm Zeller
The view from across the pond - how the US and Bermuda view Europe - Dennis Mahoney