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Munich Re -v- Commonwealth Insurance Co.

28th Apr 2004

[2005] Lloyd’s Rep IR 99

David Bailey – Reinsurance – jurisdiction – significance of English law – related claim against the brokers – forum non conveniens

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.

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