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New York’s Highest Court Enforces Arbitration Provision in California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Agreement, Rejecting McCarran-Ferguson “Reverse Preemption”
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

A recent ruling by the New York State Court of Appeals underscores the Federal Arbitration Act's ("FAA") strong policy favoring enforcement of

Arbitrator, not court, must determine arbitrability of dispute under reinsurance participation agreement
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

Adopting in part a magistrate judge's recommendation, a federal court in Maine recently held that the enforceability of an arbitration clause in a

The importance of tailoring policy wordings to business need - a Middle Eastern perspective
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Middle East
  • April 20 2016

Onshore energy wordings are diverse and standard market wordings are adopted far more infrequently than in other sectors, largely due to the wide

New York Federal Court considers procedural attacks to arbitration confirmation proceedings
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

Late last month, a federal district court in New York tackled procedural challenges to an arbitration confirmation proceeding. The arbitration arose

Paris Court of Appeal upholds challenge to ICC treaty award and rejects third party intervention in resisting application to set aside
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France
  • April 14 2016

The Paris Court of Appeal has upheld a challenge to an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) investment treaty award (Cour D'Appel de Paris, Pole 1

Brexit: The possible legal implications of a UK withdrawal from the EU
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 14 2016

On 23 June 2016 the British people will vote on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU or leave the EU.As our clients would expect, Bond

Federal court confirms reinsurance arbitration award, finding that panel’s alleged calculation error did not justify modification of the award
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • March 31 2016

A federal court recently granted a reinsurer's motion to confirm an arbitration award, and denied a cedent's petition to modify the same, holding

Reinsurance Update
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 29 2016

This edition provides an update of recent developments of interest to the global reinsurance industry. The US Case Note summarizes a recent decision

Procedural Fairness and Due Process Trump Arbitrator's Award - Appeal Allowed
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 29 2016

As the sun begins to set on FSCO, Director's Delegate Blackman rendered a Preliminary Issues Appeal order in Waldock v. State Farm (FSCO Appeal

Confirming a Reinsurance Arbitration Award After Payment Is Made
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 28 2016

The Federal Arbitration Act provides that “if the parties in their agreement have agreed that a judgment of the court shall be entered upon the