The Hong Kong Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance came into force on 19 July 2013 and introduced a number of changes to the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap 609) (the Arbitration Ordinance). These amendments are aimed at maintaining Hong Kong’s position as a centre for international dispute resolution.Read now
Venezuela: airlines required to sell travel insurance
On 5 February 2014, Regulation 008 from the Venezuelan Ministry of Popular Power for Tourism (MPPT) was published in the Venezuelan Official Gazette. It obliges airlines (and other transportation companies) to “request and offer” all passengers travelling to and from Venezuela a compulsory insurance plan covering medical expenses, loss, theft and robbery of baggage. Read now
Legal and Insurance considerations in the mining sector
The attitude to insurance of organisations in mining and other commercial sectors has changed in the last decade. The development of knowhow and increased awareness of risk management and corporate governance has seen a shift in insurance buying, and insurance is perceived to be an essential tool for improved corporate governance and business continuity.Read now
Paying for progress – trends in ports and terminals financing
HFW’s Gudmund Bernitz discusses the financing options open to ports looking to expand. Read now
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