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Choice of law and jurisdiction clauses in insurance contracts (Assens Havn v Navigators Management)

Choice of law and jurisdiction clauses in insurance contracts (Assens Havn v Navigators Management)
Published on: 28 July 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Insurance analysis: Would a port authority bringing an action directly against a charterer’s insurer for damage caused to quay installations by the charterer’s vessel be bound by a choice of law and jurisdiction clause in the insurance policy agreed between the charterer and the insurer? Paul Dean, partner and Emilie Bokor-Ingram, senior associate at HFW, examine the Court of Justice’s answer in Assens Havn v Navigators Management (UK). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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