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Evolving D&O landscape in Brazil

16 October 2017

SUSEP regulation 553/2017

On 23 April 2017, SUSEP, the Brazilian insurance authority, issued its suspension of Regulation 541/2016--its most recent regulations on D&O insurance.

Notes from the bar: once on demurrage, always on demurrage?

16 October 2017

In the shipping world, a common phrase we often hear is “once on demurrage, always on demurrage”.

In this update, we will examine whether this maxim holds true in all circumstances.

‘Final destination’ considered key by Court of Appeal in flight delay liability claims

13 October 2017

The Court of Appeal considered the availability of compensation for flight delays in circumstances where a passenger booked connecting flights with a non-community carrier, departing from an EU airport, connecting at a non-EU airport and reaching a final destination outside the EU. The result is not the news that carriers were hoping for.

Challenging contractual provisions for uncertainty

11 October 2017

In two recent cases The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has demonstrated the court’s reluctance to hold contractual provisions void for uncertainty. The first case considered contractual provisions relating to sectional completion and liquidated damages, and the second considered the enforceability of a limitation of liability provision.

Discrimination claims to cost employers more

10 October 2017

Successful claims for discrimination on the basis of sex, family status, race and disability in Hong Kong can result in damages being awarded to the Claimant, including compensation for ‘injury to feelings’.

Evolving D&O landscape in Brazil

16 October 2017

SUSEP regulation 553/2017

On 23 April 2017, SUSEP, the Brazilian insurance authority, issued its suspension of Regulation 541/2016--its most recent regulations on D&O insurance.

Notes from the bar: once on demurrage, always on demurrage?

16 October 2017

In the shipping world, a common phrase we often hear is “once on demurrage, always on demurrage”.

In this update, we will examine whether this maxim holds true in all circumstances.

‘Final destination’ considered key by Court of Appeal in flight delay liability claims

13 October 2017

The Court of Appeal considered the availability of compensation for flight delays in circumstances where a passenger booked connecting flights with a non-community carrier, departing from an EU airport, connecting at a non-EU airport and reaching a final destination outside the EU. The result is not the news that carriers were hoping for.

Challenging contractual provisions for uncertainty

11 October 2017

In two recent cases The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has demonstrated the court’s reluctance to hold contractual provisions void for uncertainty. The first case considered contractual provisions relating to sectional completion and liquidated damages, and the second considered the enforceability of a limitation of liability provision.

Discrimination claims to cost employers more

10 October 2017

Successful claims for discrimination on the basis of sex, family status, race and disability in Hong Kong can result in damages being awarded to the Claimant, including compensation for ‘injury to feelings’.