||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 212 (Jul)
|| EWHC 1782 (Admlty)
||Queen's Bench Division, Admiralty Court
||Iain Milligan QC, Guy Blackwood and David Walsh (instructed by Stephenson Harwood) for the claimants.
||Tom Weitzman QC and Peter MacDonald Eggers (instructed by Nabarro LLP) for the first to third defendants.
||Jonathan Gaisman QC and Patricia Edwards (instructed by Pinsent Masons) for the fourth defendant.
||17 July 2009
Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Civil and commercial matters - Exclusive jurisdiction - Vessel - First defendant's vessel becoming constructive total loss - Vessel previously registered in the Netherlands - Vessel subsequently towed to and remaining in naval dockyard in Thailand - First defendant attempting to sell vessel to fourth defendant related company - Whether English court having jurisdiction to set aside sale of vessel - s 423.
Conflict of laws Jurisdiction. Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court: The court ruled on various issues arising out of a contract of marine insurance, in circumstances where a vessel owned by the first defendant company, which had been underwritten by the claimant excess layer underwriters, had become a constructive total loss following a collision. The principal issue was whether the English court had jurisdiction to set aside the sale of the vessel.
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