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Implementation of the whistleblowing bill in the insurance sector: authorities’ expectations

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Date(s) - 21 March 2024
12:15 - 13:00

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Dear Members, Dear insurance lawyers,

The bill of 16 May 2023 transposing the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law has set a new legal framework in relation to the protection of whistleblowers. The bill created the Office for whistleblowers (“Office des signalements”) to help whistleblowers and monitor the implementation of the bill. It has appointed the CAA as insurance sector-specific authority to ensure compliance by insurance companies and to receive whistleblowers’ reports.

Mr Francis MAQUIL will give an introduction on the bill and explain the missions and expectations of the Office for whistleblowers.

Ms Valérie SCHEEPERS and Ms Eva GYORI will detail insurance sector-specific obligations and give insights on how the CAA intends to check compliance by insurance companies.

Mr Peter VERMEULEN will moderate the conference and give some insights on setting up the required internal reporting mechanisms in an insurance company.

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Date :            Thursday 21 March 2024, from 12h15 to 13h00, followed by a light lunch

Venue :         SOGELIFE, Place Hamilius, entry through 11, Avenue Emile Reuter, L-2420 Luxembourg

Introduction by Mr Jean ELIA, CEO SOGELIFE

Speakers :    Ms Valérie SCHEEPERS, Member of the Executive Committee at CAA

Ms Eva GYORI, Legal advisor at CAA

Mr Francis MAQUIL, Managing Director of the Office for whistleblowers, Ministry of Justice

Moderation: Mr Peter VERMEULEN, Chief legal and compliance officer, Foyer Group

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Language: The session will be held in English.

Members only: Thanks to the generous sponsoring by SOGELIFE, the event is free of charge but reserved for ALJB (including AIDA) members. It is therefore recommended that all insurance experts interested in the conference who are not yet a member, file their application through ALJB’s website before the registration deadline and send an e-mail to AIDA as indicated below. Becoming a member is easy (website registration: https://www.aljb.lu/index.php/en) and only costs 95 EUR per year for individuals and 300 EUR per year for corporate members.

Registrations: only possible via www.aljb.lu (section Events – Next events, accessible with your member credentials) by Thursday 14 March 2024 at the latest.

Certificate of attendance: Participants who sign the register on premises will receive a certificate of attendance.

Parking: Public parking Hamilius.

Pictures: During the event, pictures will be taken and published on ALJB and AIDA websites, as well as on social media.

AIDA: The “AIDA – Association Internationale du Droit de l’Assurance” has relaunched its Luxembourg Chapter in collaboration with ALJB since 2020. Those who are interested in joining AIDA’s Luxembourg Chapter have to become an ALJB member and are invited to express their interest by sending in parallel an e-mail to info@aidaluxembourg.org. The initiatives of the AIDA Luxembourg Chapter can be followed on its LinkedIn page and its website.

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