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IEL Insurance Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Insurance Law includes information in book-length form written in English for 19 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in insurance law for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in insurance law.  These monographs include a general introduction on insurance law followed by specialized chapters on the insurance company, the insurance contract, property and liability insurance, insurance of the person, insurance intermediaries, reinsurance, co-insurance, pooling, taxation of insurance, and risk management and prevention.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

Table of contents
List of abbreviations 
General Introduction
Part 1. The Insurance Company
Chapter 1. The insurance company: its form
Chapter 2. Access to business
Chapter 3. Supervision
Chapter 4. Technical reserves and investments
Chapter 5. Accountancy
Chapter 6. Taxation of the company
Part II. The Insurance Contract - General 
Chapter 1. Generalities (Characteristics, interpretation, categories, general principles)
Chapter 2. Insurable risk
Chapter 3. Formation of the insurance contract
Chapter 4. Obligations of the insured
Chapter 5. Obligations of the insurer
Chapter 6. Insurance and third parties
Chapter 7. Termination of the insurance contract
Part III. Property and Liability Insurance 
In this part a description is given of the special rules - whatever their nature: legal, customary, contractual, model forms, case law etc. - which govern the branches of insurance mentioned below
Chapter 1. Fire insurance
Chapter 2. Loss of benefits insurance
Chapter 3. Transport insurance
Chapter 4. Liability insurance (professional liability, product liability, environmental insurance private life liability insurance, etc.)
Chapter 5. Motor vehicle insurance (pro memoria)
Chapter 6. Legal aid insurance
Chapter 7. Aviation and space insurance
Chapter 8. Theft and embezzlement insurance
Chapter 9. Agricultural insurance, hail insurance, livestock insurance
Chapter 10. Catastrophe insurance
Chapter 11. Credit and caution insurance
Chapter 12. Technical insurance
Chapter 13. Miscellaneous insurance
Part IV. Motor Vehicle Insurance 
Part V. Insurance of the Person 
Chapter 1. Workmen's compensation and occupational disease
Chapter 2. Bodily injuries
Chapter 3. Private health insurance
Chapter 4. Life insurance
Chapter 5. Pension funds
Part VI. Private Insurance - Social Security 
Part VII. Insurance Intermediaries 
Chapter 1. Law of establishment and supervision
Chapter 2. Insurance intermediaries and the insurance contract
Part VIII. Reinsurance, Co-insurance, Pooling 
Part IX. Taxation of Insurance 
Part X. Risk Management and Prevention 
Selected Bibliography.

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