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Reinsurance update - February 2015

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • February 26 2015

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

English High Court adopts Singapore decision and holds that obligation to engage in “friendly discussion” before arbitration is enforceable

  • Allen & Gledhill LLP
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  • Singapore, United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2015

In Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Limited, the English High Court considered a challenge to an Arbitral Tribunal’s

English court removes arbitrator based on justifiable doubts as to his impartiality

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2015

In its recent judgment in Sierra Fishing Company and others v Hasan Said Farran and others 2015 EWHC 140 (Comm), the English Court granted an

Legal developments in construction law

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2015

A notice of adjudication is said to define a dispute and the adjudicator’s jurisdiction (though this is not always the case). But can it be drafted

Successful challenge to award for failure by tribunal to allow parties to comment

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2015

A recent High Court decision serves as a reminder that arbitral parties should use clear language when drafting submissions, and arbitral tribunals

The Home Department v Raytheon Systems

  • Clyde & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 24 2015

A section 68 Arbitration Act 1996 challenge to an award on the ground of serious irregularity had succeeded in this case. Section 68(3) provides that

Remission or set aside for an arbitral award where a challenge for serious irregularity is made out before the English courts?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 20 2015

In the case of The Secretary of State for the Home Department and Raytheon Systems Limited 2015 EWHC 311 (TCC) and 2014 EWHC 4375 (TCC), the

Could virtual courts become reality?

  • MacRoberts LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 19 2015

This week the Civil Justice Council recommended the creation of an online court to deal with claims worth up to £25,000 in England and Wales

Mediation: is it ever reasonable to decline a request to mediate?

  • Fenwick Elliott Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 19 2015

In light of recent court cases many might agree that the answer to this question is "no". That said, Sir Alan Ward in the case of Wright v Michael

English court clarifies what law governs procedure applied in Hong Kong arbitration

  • Ince & Co LLP
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • February 18 2015

A recent Commercial Court decision considered the position when a contract provides for the law of one jurisdiction to be applicable, but for the