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“Athena” (No.2) Sea Trade -v- Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association

18th Oct 2006

[2007] 1 Lloyds Rep 280; [2007] 1 All ER (Comm) 183

Timothy Brenton Q.C. and David Bailey Q.C. represented the claimants – War risk insurance; total loss; incorporation of arbitration clause.

Arbitration – Jurisdiction and error of law – P&I Association Rules – Arbitration clause contained in Rules – Whether arbitration clause incorporated into contract of insurance – Relevance of knowledge of brokers – Whether agreement contained exclusive jurisdiction clause