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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]

Posted: 8 Apr 2005  

Richard Gordon York

Brussels Office, Coudert Brothers LLP

Abstract

... 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

Suggested Citation

York, Richard Gordon, 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]. Singapore Academy of Law Journal, Vol. 10, p. 248, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=685701

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