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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Shipping Sector Update: Sulamerica CIA Nacional de Seguros SA and others v Enesa Engenharia SA and others 2012 EWCA Civ 638

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 13 2013

The dispute arose in connection with two construction all risk insurance policies between the appellant Enesa (“Insured”) and the respondent

West Tankers: the saga continues has West Tankers found a way around the ECJ's judgment, enabling it to frustrate the Italian proceedings that it earlier failed to injunct?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Italy, United Kingdom
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  • April 20 2011

On 6 April 2011, in the latest instalment of the West Tankers dispute, the Commercial Court in London upheld an earlier order for enforcement of a declaratory award which found that West Tankers Inc ("West Tankers") had no liability to Allianz SpA and Generali Assiurazione Generali SpA (the "Insurers"), who are currently pursuing court proceedings against West Tankers in Italy

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

Court upholds Arbitrators' decision that 911 World Trade Center attacks are two events

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 13 2013

In Aioi Nissan Dowa Insurance Company Limited v Heraldglen Limited and Another 2013 EWHC 154 (Comm), the Commercial Court upheld the decision of an

Financial Institutions E-briefing: Construing dispute resolution provisions in insurance policies

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2012

The English Court was asked to construe inconsistent exclusive court jurisdiction and arbitration clauses in insurance policies and decide whether an ADR clause contained therein was binding

Reinsurance update - October 2014

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 9 2014

This edition provides an update of recent developments of interest to the global reinsurance industry. On the US side, the US Case Note highlights a

General Counsel Update - November 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom
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  • November 29 2013

A round up of key legal and regulatory developments

Interaction between service of suit and arbitration clauses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2008

The recent judgment of the Commercial Court in Ace Capital Ltd v CMS Energy Corporation 2008 EWHC 1843 (Comm) considered the inter-relationship between a USA service of suit clause and an English arbitration clause in the context of a policy of insurance

Insurance and reinsurance: construing inconsistent arbitration and jurisdiction clauses

  • CMS Cameron McKenna
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2013

In the recent decision of British American Insurance (Kenya) Ltd v Matelec Sal and Thika Power Ltd the English court has ruled English law and London