InsurTech and private international law considerations
Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego
Data nadesłania: 30-05-2023
Data akceptacji: 20-11-2023
Data publikacji: 30-12-2023
Autor do korespondencji
Mariusz Załucki   

Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego
JoMS 2023;53(4):240-262
InsurTech is a new and interesting phenomenon, linked to the use of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence or distributed ledger technology, in the insurance sector. The factual and legal nature of relationships in this area, due to their heterogeneous and complex international character, raises many questions. Some of these relate to private international law, where conflict situations raise questions such as which law (the law of which state) is the substantive law applicable to resolve these situations. Presenting the complexity of this area, this statement describes possible solutions and reflects on the need and potential of applying private international law in the InsurTech sector. It introduces the InsurTech phenomenon, presents its links with private international law, reflects on the adaptability of existing mechanisms of this law to highly technological legal relations, and concludes by an attempt to indicate how to combine InsurTech and private international law, and whether this is possible at all.

Material and methods:
The work was written using standard scientific methods for legal science. It is primarily a dogmatic work, but also reaches for comparative legal elements. This choice of methods is justified by the presented issues.

The result of the research is an assessment as to the possible use of private international law tools for the problems that arise with InsurTech instruments.

The author points out that the currently known private international law instruments are not suited to the modern requirements of the insurance services sector, especially in the context of the use of artificial intelligence or DLT technology (blockchain, smart contract) in the sector.

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