January 13, 2016

Book Announcement: Lucas Bergkamp, Civil Liability in Europe for Terrorism-Related Risk (Cambridge 2015)

We are pleased to announce that network member Lucas Bergkamp (Hunton & Williams) has co-written a new book entitled "Civil Liability for Terrorism-Related Risk," published by Cambridge University Press.  The book analyzes liability for risks related to terrorism under international, EU, and Member State law, and a series of related matters, from insurance to contractual limitation of liability.  The publishers' blurb is below; further information can be found here or obtained from Lucas.

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Today terrorism has become a world-wide phenomenon which does not stop at the European borders. Following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and terrorist attacks in Paris, Madrid and London, concerns have arisen in Europe about potential liability exposure for terrorism-related damage. This book tackles the problem of civil liability for damage caused by terrorist acts from several angles. The authors expertly deliver a comprehensive analysis of terrorism-related risk under international and EU law and the national tort law systems of seven representative EU Member States. They also provide a comparison of the situation in Europe to the liability environment in the US. Risk mitigation strategies are considered and critically assessed, as are alternative systems for redressing terrorism-related risks. The book concludes with a reflection on the analysis and presents possible strategies for future regulation by the European lawmakers.

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