Monday, 20th September 2010

European Commission investigation – recent press coverage.

Following the announcement by the European Commission that it has opened an investigation into certain aspects of the International Group’s pooling and reinsurance arrangements, there have been several press comments and articles which infer a lack of activity and engagement on the part of the Group with the competition regulators in Brussels. It is well-known within and outside the Group that as part of the 1999 exemption decision, the Group agreed to provide annual reports to Brussels updating the Commission on the Group's arrangements and the market. On submission of each report, the Group offered to meet with the Commission. Prior to the expiry of the 10-year exemption decision, the Group arranged to meet the Commission to provide a further update and to address any issues the Commission might have and no concerns were expressed by the Commission at that meeting. As previously reported on the Group website, the Group has been in contact with the Commission in recent months providing information and clarification about its arrangements. Contrary, therefore, to the recent press speculation, the Group has in fact been very actively engaging and cooperating with the Commission on a regular basis, not only in relation to the compatibility of the Group's arrangements with competition law, but also in relation to the unique role played by the Group in ensuring prompt and effective compensation to those adversely affected by maritime incidents. A letter commenting on the press speculation sent to the Deputy Editor of Lloyd's List is attached for information.

Download LL_20_09_10 .pdf
11 Oct 2021

Announcing the International Group of P&I Clubs Fellowship in International Maritime Law 2021-2022

The International Group of P&I Clubs is delighted to announce the establishment of a fellowship for the academic year 2021-2022 for a student pursuing Master of Laws (LL.M.) studies in International Maritime Law at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) based in Malta.
07 Oct 2021

Group activities - Current and future challenges

In this video, Chair Paul Jennings and Group CEO Nick Shaw briefly discuss the work that the International Group have been doing to ensure that there are sustainable high levels of P&I cover available to shipowners going forward and discuss future challenges for the Group.