I’m sorry not to have written much in recent months – due to other commitments. But this recent judgment of Mr. Justice Jack of the BVI Court seemed so surreal that it could not be ignored: https://www.eccourts.org/kevin-ledgerwood-et-al-v-ams-trustees-ltd-et-al/ Continue reading Imposter Witnesses wearing Fake Beards on Zoom
(CNS): The lives of more than 40, mostly same-sex couples and their children will be “severely disrupted” if a judicial review of the governor’s use of his constitutional power to push through the Civil Partnership Law was to succeed and as a result they need to be heard, a lawyer argued Tuesday. Alex Potts QC […] Same-sex couples must be heard in JR, says NPO — Cayman News Service Continue reading Same-sex couples must be heard in JR, says NPO
In the recent case of AIG Europe SA and others v John Wood Group Plc and another  EWHC 2567 (Comm), the High Court (the Court) maintained certain anti-suit injunctions granted in favour of a number of insurers who subscribed to various excess liability policies, two of which contained a valid arbitration clause. The Court… ENGLISH HIGH COURT MAINTAINS ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTIONS FOR INSURERS AND CONSIDERS CONFLICTING DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSES — Arbitration notes Continue reading Another anti-suit injunction …
The first catastrophe bond for Jamaica, which as we were first to report ten days ago launched as a $175 million IBRD CAR 130 transaction with the … Jamaica’s World Bank catastrophe bond could upsize to $185m Continue reading Jamaica’s World Bank catastrophe bond could upsize to $185m
In a report published earlier this week, Compulsory ADR, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has recommended a greater use of compulsory ADR within the civil courts of England and Wales. In particular, it has concluded that court-mandated ADR is not incompatible with Article 6 of the European Human Rights Convention (right to a fair trial)… Civil Justice Council recommends court-compelled ADR — Litigation notes Continue reading Civil Justice Council recommends court-compelled ADR in England and Wales
For those interested in anti-suit injunctions and the Bermuda insurance market, this recent judgment is worth a read: Markel Bermuda Ltd v Caesars Entertainment Inc. (Arbitration Claim)  EWHC 1931 (Comm) (09 July 2021) URL: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Comm/2021/1931.html Continue reading Bermuda Insurer secures anti-suit injunction in London Court, mandating arbitration of COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance claim
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre has released an updated report on the average costs and duration of HKIAC arbitral proceedings, … HKIAC publishes average costs and duration Continue reading HKIAC publishes average costs and duration
A press release from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) states Binance is not registered to operate as a crypto exchange from the British Overseas Territory. The post Cayman Islands joins in global regulatory attacks against Binance, what is happening? appeared first on CryptoSlate. Read More Cayman Islands joins in global regulatory attacks against Binance, what is happening? — Crypto Gator | The Best Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Forex News Aggregator Continue reading Cayman Islands joins in global regulatory attacks against Binance, what is happening?
For those interested in the regulation of the Bermuda legal profession, we now have yet another judgment – this one discussing the ‘fit and proper person’ certification requirement, and the procedural methods by which the Bar Council may make an assessment of this quality when a lawyer seeks to renew his or her Practicing Certificate. Continue reading When is a Bermuda barrister a ‘fit and proper person’?
A recent case of the Federal Court of Australia affirms the Australian courts’ pro-enforcement approach to foreign arbitral awards under the regime … Federal Court of Australia continues to reinforce Australia’s pro-enforcement approach to foreign arbitral awards Continue reading Federal Court of Australia continues to reinforce Australia’s pro-enforcement approach to foreign arbitral awards
The Hong Kong Insurance Authority has today published guidelines related to its new insurance-linked securities (ILS) regulatory framework in the … Hong Kong publishes special purpose insurer (SPI) application guidelines Continue reading Hong Kong publishes special purpose insurer (SPI) application guidelines
In the recent decision in Betamax Ltd v State Trading Corporation (Mauritius) UKPC 14 the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (the “Privy … PRIVY COUNCIL CONSIDERS EXTENT OF SUPERVISORY COURT’S POWER TO SET ASIDE ARBITRAL AWARDS ON GROUNDS OF PUBLIC POLICY Continue reading PRIVY COUNCIL CONSIDERS EXTENT OF SUPERVISORY COURT’S POWER TO SET ASIDE ARBITRAL AWARDS ON GROUNDS OF PUBLIC POLICY