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In the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal’s annual global Transport guide, 18 Kennedys lawyers have been recommended as ‘Global Leaders’ for Aviation Contentious, Aviation Finance, Aviation Regulatory, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Shipping across eight countries (Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Peru, Singapore, UAE, UK, and the US).
Kennedys continues to grow in 2021, with the acquisition of Langleys’ insurance team. This sees Kennedys opening an office in Leeds, our 12th in the UK and 42nd globally. The new office will be headed up by David Thompson formerly Managing Partner and Head of Insurance at Langleys.
The legal technology market has a natural fascination for the new. Words like “launches”, “debuts”, “unveils” are the narrative that propels a growing niche of alternative offerings that are increasingly an adjunct to most big firms.
We are pleased to announce a scholarship program aimed at increasing diversity within the insurance industry.
International law firms such as Kennedys are often involved in commercial disputes involving multiple jurisdictions. However, cross-border dispute resolution often comes with a problem – how to enforce the judgment in the losing party’s jurisdiction in order to make a commercial recovery.
2020 began with a continuation of some positive changes within the marine industry. Automation was gathering even more impetus. The IMO’s long-awaited sulphur regulations came into effect on 1 January 2020, the implementation of which passed with fewer problems than had been feared. Then COVID-19 came along and changed everyone’s lives.
Communications and information exchanged between adjusters and in-house counsel for insurance companies present unique challenges for application of the work product protection, and the law is not uniform in this area. This article will explore the factors considered by courts in determining whether such communications and information are protected from disclosure to the insured and/or third-party claimant and the typical disputes that arise in both coverage and bad-faith litigation.
In a recent unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc., 244 N.J. 119 (2020), reversed the Appellate Division’s ruling and enforced the parties’ arbitration agreement. In Flanzman, the plaintiff signed an “Arbitration Agreement” in connection with her employment with Jenny Craig, Inc., which provided, in part, that “all claims or controversies arising out of or relating to Employee’s employment, the termination thereof, or otherwise arising between Employee and Company shall, in lieu of a jury or other civil trial, be settled by final and binding arbitration.”
Did you know your company’s privacy obligations may have changed? Privacy laws are continuing to develop in the United States. California is the latest state to pass changes to its privacy legal framework.
Kennedys has appointed partner Tobin Ashby to its growing corporate insurance, financial regulation and products practice as part of a strategic drive to expand its non-contentious services to the insurance sector.