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Commercial Court joins global forum

Bermuda's Commercial Court has joined the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts which had its inaugural meeting in London on May 4-5.

Representing Bermuda at the forum was Chief Justice Ian Kawaley.

Initiated by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Sir John Thomas, the forum aims to enhance the quality of judicial service provided to the international business community through strengthening the connections between global commercial courts, explained a Government statement.

“Cooperation between commercial courts and commercial judges in different jurisdictions is important in various legal fields, in particular the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards and cross-border insolvency cases,” added the statement.

“The meeting identified a mutual interest in sharing information about the latest case management procedures as well as court technological reform.”

Forum members attending the meeting were drawn from Africa (Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda); Asia (PR China, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Singapore); Australasia (Australia and New Zealand); Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom); Middle East (Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates) and North America & Caribbean (Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands and Eastern Caribbean).

Members of the judiciary who attended the Standing International Forum of Commercial Court in London (photo supplied)

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Published May 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm (Updated May 11, 2017 at 6:36 pm)

Commercial Court joins global forum

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