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Case establishes duty of care against the Registrar of Companies for mistaken liquidation entry.
An apparently normal case, a dispute under a share transfer agreement (STA), resulted in an unusual outcome in commercial litigation — a successful claim for rectification, won by 7KBW’s Robert Bright QC.
Gavin Kealey QC and Tim Jenns acted for the claimant, BAT Industries, in a substantial jurisdiction application.
Astrazeneca Insurance v XL Bermuda and Ace Bermuda was the first case in which the English courts had been asked to consider the proper interpretation of a ‘Bermuda Form’ policy.