Golden Endurance Shipping SA v RMA Watanya SA and others

Conflict of laws – Foreign judgment. The Commercial Court held that a Moroccan judgment was not entitled to recognition in the English court, as the claimant to the present proceedings had not submitted to the jurisdiction of the Moroccan courts. However, the claimant was not entitled to summary judgment on its claim for a declaration of non-liability, as the Moroccan proceedings had constituted valid 'suit', brought within one year for the purposes of art III r 6 of the International Convention for the Unification of certain rules relating to Bills of Lading (the Hague Rules).

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