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The effect of an arbitration agreement in an insurance policy

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • March 30 2010

The recent High Court judgment in Rondabosh International Ltd v China Ping An Insurance (Hong Kong) Co Ltd 2009 HKEC 2103 demonstrates the effect of an arbitration agreement in an insurance policy

Court of Appeal clarifies the scope of the West Tankers decision

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 22 2009

In National Navigation Co v Endesa Generacion SA 2009 EWCA Civ 1397 the Court of Appeal overturned the first instance judgment of Mrs Justice Gloster and held that the English court was bound by an earlier decision of the Spanish court to the effect that no arbitration clause was incorporated into the relevant contract

Seventh Circuit rules that challenge to a replacement arbitrator must be made at the time of the appointment and not at the conclusion of the arbitration

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 10 2009

In a recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, WellPoint, Inc. v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co., No. 08-2283 (7th Cir. Aug. 7, 2009), the court ruled that a party seeking to challenge the appointment of a replacement arbitrator must do so at the time of the appointment or else lose its ability to make such a challenge

Commercial Court considers follow the settlements clause, allocation and recoverability IBNR

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 14 2010

IRB Brasil Ressegurous SA v CX Reinsurance Company Ltd 2010 EWHC 974 (Comm) concerned an appeal brought by IRB in relation to an arbitration award made in favour of CX Re and against IRB

Fifth Circuit affirms denial of request for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1782

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 2 2009

In a decision filed August 6, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a request under 28 U.S.C. 1782 for discovery for use in a private international arbitration proceeding

Federal court upholds an arbitration panel’s award requiring a cedent to pay its reinsurer’s attorneys’ fees

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 2 2010

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA entered into a reinsurance treaty with Odyssey America Reinsurance Corporation, which contained an arbitration clause

High Court rules that any issue covered by a tribunal's terms of reference cannot be adjudicated in a subsequent arbitration

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2010

In LIDL v Just Fitness Ltd 2010 EWHC 39 (Ch) the Court was asked to decide whether an arbitrator had jurisdiction to determine a particular issue in a dispute, which was alleged to have been addressed in a previous arbitration

Southern District of New York confirms arbitration award dismissing fraud claims on summary judgment

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 3 2009

In a recent decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, TIG Ins. Co. v. Global Int’l Reins. Co., Ltd., No. 09 Civ. 1289 (Aug. 7, 2009), the court ruled that an arbitrator’s decision to ignore certain evidence is not a proper ground for vacating an arbitration award

AIRROC launches expedited binding arbitration procedure for small claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 9 2009

The Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies ("AIRROC") has announced the formal launch of the Dispute Resolution Procedure ("DRP"), an expedited binding arbitration procedure especially designed for small and less-complicated claims

Arbitration and insolvency

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 7 2009

In Josef Syska (Administrator of Elektrim SA (in bankruptcy) and Elektrim SA (in bankruptcy) v Vivendi Universal SA & Others 2009 EWCA Civ 677 the main question to be decided by the Court of Appeal was whether, when an arbitration is proceeding in one Member State of the European Union, in this case the UK, and one of the parties to the arbitration becomes insolvent in another Member State, in this case Poland, the consequences of that insolvency, in so far as they affect the arbitration, are to be determined by the law of the Member State where the insolvency proceedings have been instituted or the law of the Member State in which arbitration is taking place