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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.


29 August 2017
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) plans to introduce a mandatory health insurance examination (the Exam) for those health insurance providers marketing, selling and placing health insurance risks in the Emirate of Dubai.
20 July 2017
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has fined the former SEO of a DFSA-authorised firm (the Company) US$52,500 and banned him from providing financial services in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). These sanctions stem from the SEO’s personal involvement in facilitating insurance for customers based in the UAE but outside of the DIFC.  This investigation demonstrates the DFSA’s continued rigour as a prudential regulator of the DIFC and serves as a salutary warning to others.
22 June 2017
On Monday 5 June 2017, a number of countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (the G4) severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and introduced unprecedented restrictions. These included cutting land, air and sea travel to and from Qatar and (save for certain exceptions) expelling Qatari citizens from their respective jurisdictions.

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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