Case Note: Help! The Forum Selection Trap in Australian Insurance Contracts: Akai Pty Ltd v The People's Insurance Co Ltd [(1997) 141 ALR [Australian Law Reports] 374]
Richard Gordon York
Brussels Office, Coudert Brothers LLP
Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Vol. 10, p. 248, 1998
... ASEAN insurers considering extending their operations to Australia may be surprised to learn that, in the recent case of Akai Pty Ltd v The People's Insurance Co Ltd, the Australian High Court effectively held that ASEAN and other foreign insurance companies who issue insurance policies to Australian businesses are compelled by Australian law to refer disputes to adjudication in Australia. ...
Keywords: Contract law, insurance law, forum selection, dispute resolution, Australia
JEL Classification: K12, K29, K49
Date posted: April 8, 2005
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