||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 45 (Oct)
||Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court
Field J (judgment delivered extempore)
||Geraldine Clark (instructed by Davies Johnson (Geneva)) for the claimant.
||David Lewis (instructed by Hill Dickinson) for the defendant.
||28 September 2009
Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Civil and commercial matters - Contract - Breach - Oral and written agreements between parties - Claimant contending breach by defendant - Defendant submitting English court not appropriate forum - Whether English courts having jurisdiction - Lugano Convention 1988 art 17.
Conflict of laws Jurisdiction. The Queens Bench Division, Commercial Court held that the claimant had not made out a better argument than the defendant as to where the suitable venue for jurisdiction should be under art 17(1) of the Lugano Convention 1988 and accordingly, the court declined jurisdiction.
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