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When does an arbitration clause become binding? A reminder from the English High Court in Markel Bermuda Limited v Caesars Entertainment Inc

Published on 02 November 2021. By Paul Baker, Legal Counsel and Sarah Herniman, Associate

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Parties can agree and become bound by an arbitration clause in advance of the finalisation of the remainder of a contract; a recent case in the English High Court concerning an insurance policy has served as a salient reminder. The judgement also includes a thorough walk through of the law as to when an insurance policy comes into existence (Hint: it is not necessarily when the final policy wording is provided to the Insured and/or its broker).

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Halliburton v Chubb

Published on 06 January 2021. By Paul Baker, Legal Counsel

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Repeat arbitrator appointments in the context of trade credit and political risk insurance arbitration

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International Risk Team: Arbitration in the time of Coronavirus - should Tribunals suspend proceedings?

Published on 22 April 2020. By Paul Baker, Legal Counsel

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The global pandemic has caused many of the ‘normal’ facets of life to come to an abrupt standstill. The legal world is, of course, not immune to the effects of coronavirus and dispute resolution has been impacted.

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International risk team: Mitigation in Trade Credit Insurance

Published on 07 April 2020. By Paul Baker, Legal Counsel

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The measures taken by governments around the world to halt the spread of COVID-19 are already having a significant impact on the global economy. The prohibitions on trade, and closures of businesses, unfortunately mean that an increase in defaults and insolvencies is inevitable.

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