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TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION: Claims against directors under the Brussels Regulation

04 December 2015  

The ECJ has recently considered when the special employment jurisdiction rules in the Brussels Regulation will apply to claims against directors. Andrew Taggart, Anna Pertoldi and Donny Surtani consider the implications

In Holterman Ferho Exploitatie BV v Spies von Büllesheim [2015], the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has considered a number of jurisdiction questions that are relevant to companies both when drafting contracts of employment and considering claims against directors. It may also be relevant in the context of shareholder agreements.


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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Alfa Laval Tumba AB & anor v Separator Spares International Ltd & ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1569

    Arcadia Petroleum Limited & ors v Bosworth & ors [2015] EWHC 1030 (Comm)

    Clyde & Co LLP & anor v Krista Bates van Winkelhof [2011] EWHC 668 (QB)

    Case C-462/06 Glaxosmithkline & anor v Rouard [2008] ECR I-03965

    Case C-47/14 Holterman Ferho Exploitatie BV & ors v Spies von Büllesheim [2015] ECJ (Third Chamber), 10 September

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