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Double hire and new commercial head for Kennedys IQ
Kennedys IQ, our technology and innovation arm, is bolstering its team with two new hires as it ramps up for growth.
Kennedys appoints new business development and marketing chief from Hogan Lovells to drive further growth
We have appointed a new chief business development and marketing officer. Karen Snell, formerly of Hogan Lovells where she worked for almost 20 years, will set the agenda for all activity, overseeing a network of more than 65 colleagues worldwide.
Kennedys appoints its first head of responsible business
We have appointed our first head of responsible business to help the firm achieve its ambitious sustainability goals. Kate Hursthouse is former senior manager for responsible business at Slaughter and May, where she spent the past 11 years developing and overseeing the firm’s work to integrate responsible business into the firm’s operations, as well as building its community, diversity and inclusion, and pro bono programmes.
Kennedys’ global partner count passes 300 as firm adds a further 20 in annual promotions round
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a further 20 partners in our annual round of promotions, taking the total to 316 worldwide.
Arbitration trumps: Bermuda court confirms pro-arbitration approach
If litigation proceedings are commenced in breach of a valid and enforceable agreement to arbitrate, how soon in the proceedings does a defendant need to seek a stay of the litigation?
The Supreme Court of Bermuda recently considered this question in Shelly Hall Properties v Warren  SC (Bda) 101.
Bermuda: Provisional liquidation as a restructuring tool
Many of 2022’s restructuring cases illustrate important trends and developments regarding Bermuda’s “light touch” provisional liquidation (or “provisional liquidation for restructuring purposes” as it is also known), a technique used many times over the last 20 years after having been first utilised by the Bermuda Supreme Court in 1999.
The rise of international arbitration and a comparison of arbitration procedures in the USA, England and Wales, Bermuda and Canada
Arbitration as a means of resolving international commercial disputes has grown in popularity in recent years as reflected by the reported rise in arbitration filings of more than 3% a year from 2010 to 2019 and a spike of 9.9% in 2020, based on data from international arbitration institutions.
It's our world, and here's how we're collaborating to make a difference in celebration of Global Goals Week
Global Goals Week is well and truly underway and through our Responsible Business Programme we are continuing to support the UNSDGs and incorporating the principles of the UN Global Compact into our local and global initiatives.
Update on changes to the Insurance Code of Conduct
The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) has published its revised Insurance Code of Conduct, which came into effect on 31 August 2022.
A quick reference guide to arbitration procedures in the USA, England and Wales, Bermuda and Canada
A quick reference guide to arbitration procedures in the USA, England, Bermuda and Canada