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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Reinsurance Law and International Risk Transfer

You are invited to audit the LLM module on 'Reinsurance Law and International Risk Transfer' which examines reinsurance contract law and practice.

Hexagons with images of a set of scales, a gavel, a temple and people shaking handsTopics include:

  • Nature and purpose of reinsurance
  • Types of reinsurance contracts and insurance-linked securities (ILS)
  • Reinsurance placement process, contract formation and documentation
  • Role of reinsurance broker
  • The duty of fair presentation in the reinsurance context
  • Reinsurance contract terms, classification of terms and remedies for breach
  • The relationship between the underlying insurance contract and the reinsurance contract
  • Claims (including follow the settlements, claims co-operation, aggregation and apportionment)

Dates: Mondays from 3-6pm from 22 January – 25 March, and 4 April 2024

Location: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

We are planning to open this module for auditing again next year, subject to availability of places.  If you are interested in booking for 2025, please contact our team at

Entry requirements and fees

  • Fee: £3,675

All sessions will be recorded.

Participants must either have an undergraduate level degree in Law or a degree with substantial law content, or a CII RQF Level 3 qualification (or equivalent).

On completion of the module, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued.

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About the convenor

Profile image of academic Franziska Arnold-Dwyer. She has dark brown shoulder-length hair worn in a side parting and fair skin.

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer is a Senior Lecturer at the CCLS, the Director of the Insurance, Shipping and Aviation Law Institute and the Director of the Insurance Law LLM.

She is a qualified solicitor and, prior to returning to Academia, she practised law in the Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation Team at Clifford Chance LLP.

She is the executive editor and a contributing author of the leading textbook on reinsurance law O'Neill and Woloniecki, 'The Law of Reinsurance in England and Bermuda' (5th ed., 2019, 6th edition forthcoming), contributes on reinsurance law to Westlaw PLC, and is a rapporteur for the Principle of Reinsurance Contract Law project (in co-operation with UNIDROIT).

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