The Solvency II Initiative in the European Union


On Monday, January 28, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Christian Armbrüster will give a talk on the European Union Solvency II initiative.  Dr. Armbrüster is a noted insurance law expert from Berlin, Germany.  The lecture will take place on the law school campus in Janet M. Blumberg Hall in Hosmer Hall.  A reception will follow and parking is free.  For directions to the law school campus in Hartford, see here.  To RSVP, please email Patricia Carbray at

 Dr. Armbrüster will be joining us from the law faculty of the Free University of Berlin, where he holds the title of Chair of Private Law, Company Law, Insurance Law and Conflict of Laws.  A well-known authority on insurance law, he is a member of the Insurance Board of the Federal Financial Services Control Authority (BaFin) in Bonn, Germany, as well as of numerous scientific boards and committees in the area of insurance.  Dr. Armbrüster received his Ph.D. in Insurance Law in 1994 and his Habilitation in Company Law in 2000 from the Free University of Berlin.  Before joining the faculty there in 2004, he was a tenured professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg from 2000 to 2003.  Since 2007, he has served as a judge on the Berlin Court of Appeal (Kammergericht) in the fields of Commercial and Company Law. Dr. Armbrüster has also served as a legal expert at multiple hearings of the Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) on various law making initiatives.