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On the surface, the London Market enters 2021 looking very different to its 2020 version. Underwriting rooms lay empty, offices unoccupied, pubs eerily quiet. But beyond the physical stillness, this world leading hub has not paused for breath. Digital systems and solutions have taken centre stage as the London Market has responded to a seismic shift in working patterns and insurance risks.
As airlines continue to weather the pandemic storm, lessors are bracing themselves for an increasingly difficult landscape. In an appeal decision emanating from Australia last month, the Federal Court in New South Wales, handed down a decision that will weigh heavily on global decision-makers at banks and lessors.
After 197 countries signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, there has been a call for industries to solidify proposals to tackle climate change. Additionally, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the effects that these industries have had on the environment.
Kennedys is celebrating 20 years in Hong Kong, and is also moving to new offices.
Case review 2020-10-29
Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away - to ‘give possession’ does not include flying aircraft engines home
In VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) v Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (trustee)  FCAFC 168, the Full Federal Court of Australia has overturned a first instance decision requiring Virgin’s Administrations to redeliver leased aircraft engines to Florida.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America has seen us build on our 2020 achievements.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Case review 2020-09-15
In Salih v Emirates  NSWCA 215, the NSW Court of Appeal has denied an application for leave to appeal (the Application) made by a passenger, Mrs Salih (the Plaintiff), who was injured when an overhead compartment landed on her thumb during an international flight.
The London Matters Report 2020 considers the London insurance market globally and domestically, and focuses on developments between 2015 and 2018 in Lloyd’s and company market business.
The recently announced Maritime and Coastguard Agency Drone Demonstration and Development Pathfinder project is an ambitious venture intended to expand the use of drones operating Beyond Visual Line of Sight within UK airspace.