Insurance Implications for Companies in Light of the Panama Papers

(134 Ratings)

Produced on: January 09, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reported on their findings from a review of over 11 million documents, the private client files of a Panamanian law firm that specialized in trust services, covering a 40-year span.  

Among other things, the ICIJ “Panama Papers” documents allegedly reveal: (1) offshore holdings of 140 politicians and public officials from around the world, including the (now former) prime minister of Iceland, the present of Ukraine, and the king of Saudi Arabia; (2) more than 214,000 offshore entities connected to people in more than 200 countries and territories; and (3) the role of institutions, including financial institutions and law firms, in the creation of hard-to-trace companies in offshore havens.

This course, led by attorneys Peter Halprin and Marshall Gilinsky, delves into the liability issues generated by the release of the Panama Papers and what insurance, if any, may be responsive to such claims.


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the background on the Panama Papers
  2. Identify the liability issues associated with the Panama Papers
  3. Address the insurance issues associated with the Panama Papers

Faculty

Peter Halprin

Anderson Kill P.C.

Peter A. Halprin is an attorney in Anderson Kill's New York office.  Mr. Halprin's practice concentrates in commercial litigation and insurance recovery, exclusively on behalf of policyholders.  Mr. Halprin acts as counsel for U.S. and foreign companies in domestic and international arbitrations, including both ad hoc (ARIAS, Bermuda Form, London) as well as institutional (AAA, ICC, ICDR, JAMS, LCIA) arbitration forums.

Mr. Halprin is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and received a Postgraduate Distance Learning Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from the Queen Mary School of Law, University of London.

Mr. Halprin successfully completed the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s (HKIAC) Tribunal Secretary Accreditation Programme, and is on the Tribunal Secretaries Panel for the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA).

Mr. Halprin is an Adjunct Professor of Law and Coach of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team.

Mr. Halprin is Deputy Co-Chair of the Cyber Insurance Recovery Practice Group, as well as a member of Anderson Kill's Financial Services Industry Group. 

Since 2013, Mr. Halprin has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Rising Star for Insurance Coverage.

Reviews

JM
Jory M.

Thanks, good presentation.

PF
Patricia F.

insightful

JB
Julie A. B.

Engaging speaker efficiently shares background material on the Panama Papers; skillfully delves into the liability issues fashioned by their release; and ably addresses insurance issues responsive to any claims.

JT
James T.

Very good.

DR
Donald R.

excellent presentation. please do again in a year or so and provide updates on some of the active (or soon to be active) litigation.

JR
JA R.

very timely, good attention to essential detail.

BG
Barry G.

Good presenter.

WT
Walter T.

Thanks.

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