James Ford (UK)

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Potential impacts of the EU Blocking Statute

What is the EU Blocking Statute? Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96 (as amended) (the Blocking Statute) is designed to counter specified third-country extra-territorial sanctions on “EU operators”, which includes EU nationals, any natural person resident in the EU and EU-incorporated companies.  In short, the Blocking Statute seeks to protect EU operators engaging in lawful international … Continue Reading

UK High Court rules on sanctions exclusion clause and comments on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Regulation

In a judgment recently handed down by the High Court (available here), it was held that the defendant  insurance companies were liable to pay an insurance claim under a marine insurance contract relating to the theft of certain cargo shipments when in Iran, provided such payment be made before the re-imposition of applicable US secondary … Continue Reading