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DR Insurance -v- Central National Insurance Co. and Others

5th May 1996

[1996] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 74.

Gavin Kealey QC – issues of Private International law, Jurisdiction, Proper law, illegality

Jurisdiction – Writ – Service out – international reinsurance placed in London market – Claim for declaratory relief by successor in title to reinsurer fronting for syndicate – Leave given to serve on reinsured in United States – Whether claim fell within scope of RSC Order 11 rule 1(d) – Meaning of “contract” – Proper law – Parties entering London market in order to transact business – Existence of concurrent proceedings in New York – Successor in titles claim based on allegation of illegal conduct on part of its predecessor – Whether action was proper case for service out of jurisdiction

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