News New assignment for Anders Leissner

February 26, 2021

Anders Leissner has been appointed by the Swedish government as chairman of the War Insurance Board.

In the event of war or similar unrest, insurance premiums in the commercial market are expected to skyrocket. In such cases, it may be necessary for the state to take over certain insurance policies in order to ensure the functioning of transportation which is important for defence efforts, national food supply as well as business and industry. This work is performed by the War Insurance Board, a state administrative authority which reports to the Ministry of Finance. The War Insurance Board has the task, among other things, of continuously reviewing the need for state war insurance, and from an insurance point of view ensuring that there is a structure in place in the event that state interference is required to ensure transportation to and from Sweden.

 

We are proud to announce that Anders Leissner, who is part of Vinge's  Maritime and Transport Law Practice Group, has gained the government’s trust and confidence to lead the War Insurance Board.

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