||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 169 (May)
|| EWHC 1188 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
Judge Mackie QC sitting as a judge of the High Court
||Fergus Randolph QC (instructed by Radcliffes Le Brasseur) for the claimant.
||Matthew Parker (instructed by DLA Piper) for the defendant.
||15 May 2012
Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Challenge to jurisdiction - Defendant terminating agency of claimant - Claimant seeking compensation and contending that English law governing agency agreement - Defendant contending Spanish law governing agency agreement - Whether agency agreement governed by Spanish or English law - Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations 1980, arts 3,4.
Conflict of laws Jurisdiction. The Queen's Bench Division held that the applicable law of the commercial agency agreement between the parties was Spanish, not English law applying arts 3 and 4 of the Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations 1980.
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