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Travelers Casualty -v- Sun Life – Jurisdiction

1st Mar 2004

[2004] Lloyd’s Rep IR 846; [2004] Lloyd’s Rep IR 846

Gavin Kealey QC and Andrew Wales – (Commercial Court) Jurisdiction, conflict of laws.

Reinsurance – Conflict of laws – Canadian parent company insuring itself and English subsidiary against liability – Reinsurers seeking declaration of non-liability for breach of claims provisions – Proceedings first commenced in England – Reinsured commencing proceedings in Ontario – Whether court had power to stay proceedings when English court first seised – Council Regulation 44/2001, article 2 – Whether England most appropriate forum for hearing dispute.