IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

Part A: evolution of disclosure requirements at time of placement

Wednesday 11 October (1430 - 1545)

Room C3.6, Convention Centre, Level 3


Insurance Committee (Lead)


The landmark English case of Carter v Boehm 250 years ago established the duty of utmost good faith and imposed an onerous pre-contractual disclosure requirement for insureds. Until the UK Insurance Act 2015 was enacted, English law remained largely unchanged. Australia’s law changed with the Insurance Contracts Act 1984, but Australia now finds itself possibly behind the curve given the wider reach of the UK Insurance Act 2015. Should Australia amend its laws? Which paths have the US and other countries in Asia and Europe chosen?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Simon Goh Rajah & Tann Singapore, Singapore, Singapore; Vice Chair, Insurance Committee


Peter Chaffetz Chaffetz Lindsey, New York, New York, USA; Conference Quality Officer, Litigation Committee
Daniela Duque Estrada Castro Barros Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Vice Chair, Insurance Committee
Peter Haas Eversheds Sutherland, Zürich, Switzerland
Peter Mann Clayton Utz, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Professor Robert Merkin University of Exeter, Exeter, England