Editors’ note: 2017 is a significant landmark in the constitutional history of Canada. It is 150 years since Canadian Confederation was brought about by the passage of the British North America Act 1867. To mark this anniversary the blog joins with the IACL blog in publishing a post by Professor Peter Oliver of Ottawa University in which […] via Peter Oliver: Canada @ 150 — UK Constitutional Law Association Advertisements Continue reading Canada at 150 (and Bermuda at 50)
In our articles of May and June 2017, Harneys reported on the groundbreaking appointment of provisional liquidators and use of parallel schemes of arrangement under the laws of Bermuda and Hong Kong, to effect a restructuring plan of the Bermuda-incorporated, Hong Kong-listed company, Z-Obee Holdings Limited. This is considered a pioneering development in the area… via Harneys advises on the restructuring of Z-Obee Holdings Limited — The Offshore Litigation Blog Continue reading Z-Obee – a taster (more to follow)
Orexim Trading Limited brought a claim against foreign companies under section 423 of the UK Insolvency Act 1986 to set aside the sale of a vessel on the basis that the transaction was entered into at an undervalue. Section 423 is not an “insolvency proceeding” in that a claim may be brought even if the… via London High Court narrows service-out gateways — The Offshore Litigation Blog Continue reading Service out of the jurisdiction as of right “under an enactment” – the English Court opines
The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (David Lidington MP) was appointed after the June General Election (post 12th June). One of the long-standing issues he inherited was that of whether prisoners (or some prisoners) should be allowed to vote. The present ban is in the Representation of the People Act 1983 section… via Voting for Prisoners – latest in the long-running saga — Law and Lawyers Continue reading Voting rights for prisoners in the U.K. – Also an issue in the British Overseas Teritories
I am pleased to report that Bermuda Legal has Been Nominated for The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest. From a field of hundreds of potential nominees (or at least some), Bermuda Legal has received enough nominations (at least one) to join the one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been nominated and placed into their respective categories, it is up to their readers to select the very best. With an open voting format that allows participants one vote per blog, the competition will be a true test of the dedication … Continue reading Bermuda Legal nominated for Legal Blog competition run by The Expert Institute: VOTE now!
This article contains a useful summary of the Supreme Court of Bermuda’s approach to the enforcement of arbitration agreements in Bermuda. Continue reading The enforcement of arbitration agreements in ‘Bermuda Form’ insurance policies
Risk modelling firm RMS said late yesterday that its models show that hurricane Harvey may result in economic losses from wind, storm surge and inland flood of as high as $70 billion to $90 billion, with the Houston area floods likely to drive the bulk of these costs. It’s important to note this is not… via Harvey wind, surge & flood economic loss could be $70-90bn: RMS — Artemis.bm – The Catastrophe Bond, Insurance Linked Securities & Investment, Reinsurance Capital, Alternative Risk Transfer and Weather Risk Management Blog Continue reading Hurricane Harvey wind, surge & flood economic loss could be $70-90bn: RMS