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JURISDICTION: Games without frontiers

01 April 2016  

Jamie Curle and Camilla Macpherson provide some pointers on drafting jurisdiction clauses from recent case law

As deals become ever more complex and global, the courts are increasingly being asked to adjudicate on questions of jurisdiction. These cases often turn on the wording of the dispute resolution clauses contained in the agreements at issue. Both the volume of reported judgments and the number of cases that have gone to appeal demonstrate how fiercely fought such satellite litigation can become.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Exmek Pharmaceuticals SAC v Alkem Laboratories Ltd [2015] EWHC 3158 (Comm)

    Fiona Trust & Holding Corporation & ors v Privalov & ors [2007] EWCA Civ 20

    Global Maritime Investments Cyprus Ltd v O.W. Supply & Trading A/S [2015] EWHC 2690 (Comm)

    Goldman Sachs International v Novo Banco SA [2015] EWHC 2371 (Comm)

    Hashwani & ors v OMV Maurice Energy Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1171

    Jong v HSBC Private Bank (Monaco) SA [2015] EWCA Civ 1057

    Monde Petroleum SA v Westernzagros Ltd [2015] EWHC 67 (Comm)

    Petter v EMC Europe Ltd & anor [2015] EWCA Civ 828

    Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd & anor v Independent Power Tanzania Ltd & ors [2015] EWHC 1640 (Comm)

    Trust Risk Group SpA v AmTrust Europe Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 437

    Wright v Lewis Silkin LLP [2015] EWHC 1897 (QB)