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Christian Werenberg

Smooth sailing? Jurisdiction agreements in yacht insurance contracts

Insurance - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A new ruling determines that prorogation of jurisdiction can be validly agreed in a yacht insurance contract, even where consumer interests are concerned and the contract requires that legal proceedings be brought in a court in the insurer's home country.

Shannon Rajan

High court issues key judgment for aviation service providers

Aviation - Malaysia
SKRINE

In July 2019 the Kuala Lumpur High Court awarded a summary judgment for a combined sum exceeding RM40 million for unpaid passenger service charges in three civil suits brought by Malaysia Airports Sdn Bhd against AirAsia Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad.

Mădălina Neagu

Streamlining procedure for declaring beneficial owners

Corporate & Commercial - Romania
Schoenherr

Pursuant to a recently issued draft bill, the legal framework regarding companies' obligation to submit a statement about their beneficial owners could be simplified.

Rainer Herzig

Relevance of expert guidelines for assessing medical malpractice

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

Recent case law suggests that, although medical society and other expert committee guidelines are non-binding, they may serve as evidence to specify current medical standards.

Jonathan Cary

Freezing orders: risk of dissipation? Get real

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has issued an important reminder of the need for solid evidence of a real risk that a respondent will take steps to dissipate their assets to frustrate a judgment in applications to continue a worldwide freezing order.

Ali Temuçin Akalın

Attachment of debts arising from letters of guarantee

Banking & Financial Services - Turkey
Selvi & Ertekin

Letters of guarantee are an instrument under which a bank guarantees the payment of a certain amount to a beneficiary on request if an obligation undertaken by the applicant against such beneficiary is unfulfilled.

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