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With the pace of change in the global insurance market showing no signs of slowing in 2020, we have underlined the London Market’s need to reassert its ability to adapt and manage the constant evolution of global risk. Releasing our annual London Market forecast for the year ahead, we have made predictions across 11 areas impacting the London Market, namely: aviation, casualty coverage, construction, cyber, energy, financial lines, marine, product liability and life sciences, professions, political risks and property damage.
Case review 05/12/2019
MacDonald v Carnbroe Estates Limited [4.12.19]. The Supreme Court has clarified the meaning of ‘adequate consideration’ but at the same time caused uncertainty in holding, for the first time, that the court’s remedy for a gratuitous alienation, may give credit for the price paid by the bona fide purchaser for the property.
We are pleased to announce that highly regarded commercial litigation partner Jane Kupsch and senior associate Lucy Reade have joined our growing Melbourne office today. Both were formerly at Piper Alderman.
The retail sector has been hard hit over the last 10 years, with an endless list of casualties on the high street but why are we seeing a continual increase of brand name evaporation?
In this briefing, we consider the latest significant court decisions impacting claims arising from professional liability and financial lines policies and products. Issues covered include: heads of terms in mediation; Approved Inspectors’ duties; limitation periods; jurisdiction disputes; business transfer schemes; insolvency exclusions; Ponzi schemes; and solicitors’ duty to point out procedural irregularities.
Case review 11/07/2019
The recent decision of AIG Australia Limited v Kaboko Mining Limited [14.06.19] confirms that an insolvency exclusion in a directors’ and officers’ (D&O) policy will not automatically apply to claims against former directors of an insolvent company.
We are pleased to announce that financial lines specialists Maurice Pesso and Greg Steinberg have joined as partners in the US. The duo join from White and Williams LLP where they were partner and counsel respectively. Maurice Pesso will be based in our New Jersey office and Greg Steinberg in New York.
Case review 15/05/2019
On 26 March 2019, judgment was handed down in the above case. The outcome, in which Kennedys was instructed on behalf of the successful defendants, provides further clarity on how LPA receivers can fulfil their duties to act in good faith and to avoid conflicts of interest.
We are very pleased to announce that we have promoted ten lawyers to our partnership, with nine based in the UK and one in the US.
Currently the European Insolvency Regulation regulates European cross-border insolvencies by prescribing the jurisdiction in which to commence insolvency proceedings and for their automatic recognition across other Member States once opened. This system streamlines the administration of insolvent estates throughout Europe and does so by relying upon mutual application by Member States.