Samantha OBrien

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Name: Samantha OBrien
Date registered: 10 September 2013

Latest posts

  1. DLA Piper’s 2nd Annual Insurance Symposium – 24 February 2016 — 3 February 2016
  2. DLA Piper’s Insurance Review Febuary 2015 — 3 March 2015
  3. Inaugural Australian Insurance Symposium – 25 February 2015 — 23 January 2015
  4. ASIC reports on home insurance sales — 28 October 2014
  5. DLA Piper named Insurance Law Firm of the Year — 21 August 2014

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DLA Piper’s 2nd Annual Insurance Symposium – 24 February 2016

We are delighted to confirm our 2nd Annual Insurance Symposium is taking place on Wednesday 24 February 2016. The symposium will focus on developments, issues and trends in the international insurance and financial markets and how they will impact on the Australian insurance sector in 2016 and beyond.

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DLA Piper’s Insurance Review Febuary 2015

Welcome to DLA Piper’s Insurance Review February 2015 – an annual publication dedicated to the insurance industry. Please click here if you wish to view or download the publication. We hope you enjoy reading the 2015 issue and we welcome your feedback on our publication. Please feel free to send us your comments or suggestions.

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Inaugural Australian Insurance Symposium – 25 February 2015

We are delighted to invite you to the DLA Piper Inaugural Insurance Symposium (Australia) taking place on Wednesday 25 February 2015 from 2.30pm – 5.30pm followed by drinks and canapés. The symposium will take place in our Sydney office (Level 22, No.1 Martin Place, Sydney) and will focus on developments, issues and trends in the …

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ASIC reports on home insurance sales

Yesterday ASIC released two reports that highlight what we already thought we knew, that consumers generally don’t read the PDS to make a decision about taking out or switching insurance and that the regulatory framework is, in a way, working against consumes making better informed decisions about scope and levels of cover.

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DLA Piper named Insurance Law Firm of the Year

DLA Piper has been named Law Firm of the Year at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) on Wednesday night in Sydney. DLA Piper Consultant Michael Gill also took home the ANZIIF Lifetime Achievement Award. These are fantastic and momentous wins for us …

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What will 2014 bring for the insurance industry?

Our colleagues in the United States have recently published their 2013 Insurance Industry Year End Review and Forecast for 2014 which contains analysis of some of the key commercial and regulatory developments of the past year, as well as some predictions regarding the coming years. Click here to view the publication.

Happy e-transacting with customers in 2014!

The long awaited amendments to the Insurance Contracts Act, bringing insurers into the 21 Century permitting you to do what other businesses have been doing for many years now, transacting with their customers electronically – were finally passed and given Royal Assent on 28 June 2013.

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Treasury consults on APRA’s crisis management powers

Australia’s financial institutions have demonstrated impressive resilience through the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). However, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) aims to improve this through the experience of foreign jurisdictions.

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Draft Key Facts Sheets released

On 20 August 2012, the Federal Government released exposure draft regulations for the implementation of the Key Facts Sheet regime for home and contents insurance policies.    Amendments to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) were passed early this year to establish a legislative framework for a standard ‘flood’ definition for home, contents and strata …

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ASIC consults on best interests duty and scaled advice

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released two consultation papers that will result in further guidance on the distinction between factual information, general advice and personal advice and compliance with the best interests duty introduced as part of the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. The best interests duty will apply to personal …

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