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Our international arbitration and commercial disputes teams are proud to be supporting members of next year’s London International Disputes Week. In light of Covid-19, the London International Disputes Week (LIDW) events that were scheduled to take place in September have been postponed until the week of 10 May 2021.
In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a trial court’s denial of a defendant’s motion to compel arbitration finding that the party had waived the right to arbitrate. In Brickstructures, Inc. v. Coaster Dynamix, Inc., ___ F.3d ___, Case No. 19-2187 (7th Cir. March 11, 2020), the Plaintiff brought suit against its former business partner alleging That Coaster Dynamix breached a joint venture agreement and its fiduciary duties and false advertising in violation of the Lantham Act. Id. at *3. Coaster Dynamix moved to dismiss the complaint pursuant to Federal Rule 12(b)(6). Arguing that the joint venture agreement was an unenforceable contract. The trial court, however, dismissed the complaint on jurisdictional grounds. Id.
This week saw the release of the latest edition of Chambers and Partners Global, with Kennedys in Bermuda ranked highly for both Insurance and Dispute Resolution, and two of the office's partners, Mark Chudleigh and Nick Miles recognised as being among the best in the country.
Partner in Bermuda Mark Chudleigh authors the Bermuda chapter in the 2019 ICLG to: International Arbitration Laws and Regulations, a guide which covers common issues in international arbitration laws and regulations - including arbitration agreements, governing legislation, choice of law rules, selection of arbitral tribunal, preliminary relief and interim measures - in 52 jurisdictions.
Despite competition from other jurisdictions, Bermuda continues to be the domicile of choice for alternative capital capacity, with more than half of the share of the global alternative capital market.
We are pleased to confirm the arrival of three highly qualified lawyers to our Bermuda office at the same time as two of the office’s partners have been ranked as being among the best in the country.
Case review 04/01/2019
The English High Court has recently found in favour of a claimant insurer in granting an anti-suit injunction to restrain a non-EU defendant insured from breaching a contractually agreed arbitration clause.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
We are thrilled to confirm that Alex Potts, a partner in our Bermuda office, has officially been appointed as a Queen’s Counsel of England and Wales, becoming the first ever Bermuda-based barrister to be appointed as such under the current appointment system which was introduced in 2005.
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our London Market capabilities and global insurance practice, with the hire of Katherine Proctor from Clyde & Co. She joins as a partner in our London office.