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The General Data Protection Regulation: How will it affect Australian businesses?

12 December 2017

The EU's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in May 2018 but its impact is not limited to European businesses. Australian businesses with European customers or staff may be affected too.

“Subject to Review” clauses – time for a careful review

11 December 2017

The Singapore Court of Appeal recently held that a binding charter party was formed, notwithstanding the presence of a “subject to review” clause.

Considerations around the service of arbitration notices

11 December 2017

In the “Amity”, the Commercial Court was asked to consider the service of arbitration notices and whether or not an arbitration tribunal was properly constituted.

Five lessons that 2017’s hurricane season has taught the yacht claims market

08 December 2017

There is virtually no yacht insurer or reinsurer that has not been impacted by the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, although some have seen far more significant losses than others. The combined effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose will, no doubt, be felt for years to come with major losses to be posted for the yacht market at large and a resulting increase in yacht premiums, which were at unprecedented lows going into this year’s hurricane season.

Ankenævnet for Forsikrings kendelser af 22/11/2017 - 16 forsikringsselskaber havde bevist, at ulykke med rundsav var forvoldt med forsæt

06-12-2017

I 16 enslydende kendelser afsagt af Ankenævnet for Forsikring den 22. november 2017 har ankenævnet fundet det bevist, at en forsikringstager forvoldte skade på sin lillefinger (traumatisk amputation) med forsæt.
 
Kendelsen er på flere punkter opsigtsvækkende. Det gælder ikke kun det forhold, at forsikringstager havde tegnet ulykkesforsikring i hele 17 forsikringsselskaber, men også – og måske særligt – ankenævnets præmisser for kendelsen, idet ankenævnet udtrykkeligt forholder sig formodningsreglen opstillet i Højesterets dom gengivet i U 1997.88 H (den såkaldte ”Motorsavs-massakre” dom).

The General Data Protection Regulation: How will it affect Australian businesses?

12 December 2017

The EU's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in May 2018 but its impact is not limited to European businesses. Australian businesses with European customers or staff may be affected too.

“Subject to Review” clauses – time for a careful review

11 December 2017

The Singapore Court of Appeal recently held that a binding charter party was formed, notwithstanding the presence of a “subject to review” clause.

Considerations around the service of arbitration notices

11 December 2017

In the “Amity”, the Commercial Court was asked to consider the service of arbitration notices and whether or not an arbitration tribunal was properly constituted.

Five lessons that 2017’s hurricane season has taught the yacht claims market

08 December 2017

There is virtually no yacht insurer or reinsurer that has not been impacted by the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, although some have seen far more significant losses than others. The combined effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose will, no doubt, be felt for years to come with major losses to be posted for the yacht market at large and a resulting increase in yacht premiums, which were at unprecedented lows going into this year’s hurricane season.

Ankenævnet for Forsikrings kendelser af 22/11/2017 - 16 forsikringsselskaber havde bevist, at ulykke med rundsav var forvoldt med forsæt

06-12-2017

I 16 enslydende kendelser afsagt af Ankenævnet for Forsikring den 22. november 2017 har ankenævnet fundet det bevist, at en forsikringstager forvoldte skade på sin lillefinger (traumatisk amputation) med forsæt.
 
Kendelsen er på flere punkter opsigtsvækkende. Det gælder ikke kun det forhold, at forsikringstager havde tegnet ulykkesforsikring i hele 17 forsikringsselskaber, men også – og måske særligt – ankenævnets præmisser for kendelsen, idet ankenævnet udtrykkeligt forholder sig formodningsreglen opstillet i Højesterets dom gengivet i U 1997.88 H (den såkaldte ”Motorsavs-massakre” dom).