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Mora Shipping -v- Axa

28th Jul 2005

[2005] 2 Lloyd’s 769

Stephen Kenny acted for claimants asserting that a claim under a general average guarantee given by European insurers was subject to English jurisdiction.

Insurance (marine) – Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction – Insurers subscribing to average guarantee – Payment to be either to cargo owners or to average adjusters – Demand by average adjusters for payment in England – Proceedings commenced against insurers in England – Whether English courts had jurisdiction over insurers – Place of performance of the obligation in question

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