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Court of Justice of the European Union ruling on insurers’ representatives avoids cross-border service of documents (Corporis v Gefion Insurance)

Published on: 26 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court of Justice of the European Union ruling on insurers’ representatives avoids cross-border service of documents (Corporis v Gefion Insurance)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the Court of Justice decide?
  • What are the practical implications for UK insurers, in particular those who have established EU offices for the purposes of post-Brexit passporting?
  • Case details

Article summary

Insurance & Reinsurance analysis: The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that when a non-life insurer in one Member State appoints an entity to represent it in another Member State, the representative is authorised to receive documents initiating court proceedings for damages in respect of a road traffic accident (RTA) in the latter Member State. Barnaby Winckler, a partner at Kennedys, and Amy Teece, an associate, examine the court’s decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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