Mr Kaare Andreas Shetelig

Kaare Andreas Shetelig

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Supreme Court strikes blow against forum shopping in direct action
Norway | 08 August 2018

In a landmark decision the Supreme Court has set aside a Court of Appeal decision which concluded that the Norwegian courts have jurisdiction under the Lugano Convention in a direct action concerning a ship collision in the Singapore Strait. The decision provides welcome clarification to liability insurers across Europe, as it sets out that the Lugano Convention is a self-contained and exclusive code governing matters relating to insurance.