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The ZouZou – MII, war risks and Venezuelan smuggling revisited

Time: 1800
Venue: Hybrid - Quadrant House and Zoom


The recent decision of Mr Justice Calver in Piraeus Bank v. Antares (The ZouZou) [2022] EWHC 1169 (Comm) provided guidance regarding mortgagees’ interest insurance and the standard exclusions in a war risk policy. Guy Blackwood QC and Benjamin Coffer appeared for the successful insurers.

Nichola Warrender QC will be chairing the panel which includes Guy Blackwood QC, Michael Davey QC and Benjamin Coffer. Their discussion will consider:

  • The extent of the cover for detention under a typical war risks policy
  • The operation of mortgagees’ indemnity insurance
  • The relevance of constructive total loss in the context of MII, and the requirement for notice of abandonment
  • When credit has to be given for the residual value of a vessel

This event will be held as a hybrid event. We would be very pleased to see you in person at Quadrant House. On the registration link, there is an option to register interest for attending in person, where your place will be confirmed separately.