New England Reinsurance Corporation First State Insurance Co -v- Messoghios Insurance Co SA

Robert Bright QC

(1993) 2 Re LR 43; [1992] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 251

Robert Bright – Jurisdiction – Reinsurance dispute – Domicile – Place of performance – Writ issued in England by United States cedants against Greek reinsurer – Whether cedants had good arguable case that place of performance of obligation was London – Whether telex messages exchanged between parties indicated no binding agreement – Whether cedants’ case disclosed serious issue calling for trial – Whether instructions by cedants’ agent to reinsurer to have cheque available in London could constitute variation of contractual requirement that payment was to be made in Boston

Date added: March 13th, 1992

Area of Expertise

Insurance & reinsurance
Jurisdiction / conflicts of law