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8 July 2015
Welcome to this month’s issue of Insurance Brief.
27 February 2015
Welcome to this month’s issue of Insurance Brief.
In this edition, we report on three recent High Court decisions. The first concerns competing jurisdiction clauses in related contracts, whilst the second reviews the meaning of "malicious" damage in relation to coverage under a property insurance policy.
13 May 2014
Welcome to the May edition of Kennedys financial regulatory e-bulletin. In this edition we will analyse two recent cases from Hong Kong and Australia respectively.  The Hong Kong case relates to offshore activities by a SFC-licensed entity, and the other involves unusual allegations of insider dealing from Australia which may have some lessons for those operating in the Hong Kong market.


The insurance industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) witnessed further increases in premiums and profitability in 2017.  With the UAE insurance market projected to grow to USD18.1 billion by 2021, underpinning such growth will be the continued development of a robust and responsive regulatory framework across general and specialised lines of insurance and reinsurance.
11 January 2018
The coming into effect of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will introduce important changes requiring greater vigilance over compliance if fines are to be avoided.
30 November 2017
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market. Dawn Miller (CEO of AXA Insurance Company) and Mary O’Connor (Head of Client, Industry and Business Development Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson) participated in our second ‘Women in Insurance’ event, hosted in London by Kennedys’ partner Suzanne Liversidge.

Case reviews

18 February 2016
A bill of lading holder has a continuing duty to take delivery of the cargo once it is landed and to do what is necessary to cooperate in minimising loss and expense if it is unwilling or unable to do so. The case of Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd (The “Bao Yue”) [2015] considered whether discharge into a warehouse by the Shipowner in circumstances where storage charges would accrue, for which the warehouse owner would have a lien, constituted an unlawful conversion of the cargo.
5 February 2015
Given the frequency with which we have referred to, or had others refer us to, the above English High Court decision, we thought it would be useful to provide the following refresher.
10 March 2014
Claimant debarred from adducing witness evidence having failed to serve witness statement; parties cannot vary certain directions without approval of court.

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