Munchener Ruckversicherungs Gesellschaft -v- Commonwealth Insurance Co

David Bailey QC

[2005] Lloyd’s Rep IR 99

David Bailey – Reinsurance – Conflict of laws – Forum non conveniens – Retrocession between a Canadian cedant and the London branch of the retrocessionaire – Contract made in England and governed by English law – Disputes as to meaning of retrocession – Service of English proceedings on cedant in Canada – Subsequent action by cedant in California against retrocessionaires and producing brokers – Whether action should be heard in England – Effect of contingent action against brokers – Whether retrocessionaires submitted to jurisdiction of Californian court by service of suit clause.

Date added: April 28th, 2004

Area of Expertise

Insurance & reinsurance
Jurisdiction / conflicts of law