Jurisdiction issues arise in three of the cases in this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly with a clash between an arbitration agreement and a direct action statute, the latest instalment in the dispute over Venezuelan gold and how to serve orders through blockchain on unidentified website operators. The final case considers the requirements for terminating a bareboat charter following a terrorism event of default.
In Commercial Disputes Weekly we look at the first decision on what is a “construction contract” since adjudication was introduced in 1998, in which Watson Farley & Williams acted for the successful appellant before the Court of Appeal.
The spate of adjudication decisions continues with two more cases dealing with enforcement and the binding nature of such decisions. We also discuss a Court of Appeal decision on the applicable law and jurisdiction in a tower of insurance policies and a question of procedural law in arbitration.
The ZouZou – If the owner’s marine insurers decline cover for a total loss, will the lender’s mortgagee’s interest insurance policy come to the rescue?
In this week’s Commercial Disputes Weekly, we look at an interesting decision on mortgagee’s interest insurance and how to interpret the New York Convention in a domestic law context. We also consider two weighty judgments that contain lessons on how not to behave.
In this article, London Partners Toby Royal and Mike Phillips and Paralegal James Fitzjohn assess the rules and what they mean for the maritime insurance industry.
Commercial Disputes Weekly Issue 116 looks at when a contractor is covered against liability claims by being coinsured under the project insurance policy. It also considers the repercussions of breaching the embargo on draft judgments.
The decisions covered in Commercial Disputes Weekly this week include the ongoing pandemic fallout, the Court of Appeal upholding a lower court decision on speed and consumption warranties in charterparties, the problem with shareholders claiming for loss of a company and the law of privilege in cross-jurisdictional litigation.
In this article we consider the impact of suspending or cancelling aircraft insurance and the rights of lessors should a lessee fail to maintain the necessary insurance cover.