Professor Robert Merkin is a consultant based in Devon. He is Research Professor of Commercial Law at Southampton University and has a wealth of experience in the legal arena.
Robert has taught all aspects of commercial law, including marine insurance, insurance, competition, arbitration and dispute resolution at postgraduate level. He has published over 40 books and numerous articles on insurance, reinsurance and arbitration law, and is co-editor of the Lloyd’s Law Reports. He is on the arbitral panels of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
Robert is a consultant to the English and Scottish Law Commissions for their project on insurance contract law reform, and has prepared a research paper for the Commissions on the Australian experience of reform. He is President of the British Insurance Law Association and Vice-President of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA). In 2010 he received a prize from the Australian Insurance Law Association for his contribution to insurance law and education in Australia.
This article discusses a number of salient problems that arise in the context of insurance and reinsurance arbitrations..
Inherent vice is a common exclusion in marine cargo policies written worldwide. In a case arising under an all risks cover on Institute Cargo Clauses A, the Supr....
Professor Robert Merkin, consultant to the Insurance/Reinsurance and International Arbitration teams at international legal practice Norton Rose Group, will today....