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CNA International Reinsurance & Others -v- Companhia de Seguros Tranquilidade

18th Sep 1998

[1999] Lloyd’s Rep IR 289

Dominic Kendrick QC led Jawdat Khurshid in these Commercial Court proceedings concerning the cancellation of a concert by Placido Domingo in Lisbon due to the illness of the performer’s mother.

Insurance (contingency) – Policy against risk of cancellation of concerts – Policy purporting to incorporate standard liability wording and Lloyd’s wording – Whether liability wording incorporated – Effect of incorporation of Lloyd’s wording – Reinsurance – Meaning of interest clause – Whether conditions precedent of original insurance incorporated into reinsurance.