Publication: HAVE - Haftung und Versicherung

Benjamin Schumacher has published an article on insurance law in Switzerland's leading journal for insurance law (HAVE - Haftung und Versicherung). The article addresses the relationship between the statute of limitations concerning the claims arising of insurance contracts (two years; Article 46 Section 1 Swiss Insurance Contract Act) and contractually agreed forfeiture clauses aimed at replacing the statutory rules on limitation periods. The article focuses on the analysis of a judgement recently rendered by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. The article concludes with a list of measures to prevent the forfeiture of insurance claims.