Reinsurance is truly international with underwriters in one country reinsuring insurers situated in another as a matter of course. It is this which makes so very valuable the aims of the Working Party, to encourage the development of international principles for the benefit of everyone involved with the business.

The Reinsurance Working Party was formed by AIDA (the International Insurance Law Association) upon the initiative of Colin Croly in 1994, following the AIDA World Congress held in Sydney, in order to consider how particular aspects of reinsurance law operate in a range of jurisdictions. 

A number of individuals from a variety of jurisdictions have been invited to join the Working Party, with membership having risen currently to in excess of 64 leading reinsurers and lawyers from all over the world.