||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 115 (Jun)
|| EWHC 1610 (Ch)
||Philip Marshall QC and Simon Hattan (instructed by Pinsent Masons LLP) for A.
||Francis Tregear QC and Alexander Pelling (instructed by Streathers Solicitors LLP) for the third to fifth and seventh defendants.
||18 June 2012
Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Challenge to jurisdiction - Contracts between parties domiciled in convention countries - Contractual documentation agreeing contract subject to Swiss law - Claimant companies bringing misrepresentation proceedings against defendants in English court - Defendants seeking to stay English proceedings on basis that English court having no jurisdiction - Whether proceedings should be stayed - Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001, art 23.
Conflict of laws Jurisdiction. The Commercial Court of the Queen's Bench Division held that it had no jurisdiction in respect of the fifth defendant to a claim for misrepresentation brought by a Russian company against several defendants including Boris Berezovsky. However, the court held that it had jurisdiction in respect of other defendants.
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