Pan Ocean Co Ltd v China-Base Group Co Ltd (formerly China-Base Ningbo Foreign Trade Co Ltd) and another company

Shipping – Charterparty. The claimant's application for a declaration that the English court lacked jurisdiction in a dispute concerning the transportation of a cargo to China failed. The Commercial Court held that there had not been an exclusive jurisdiction clause in favour of the courts of England and Wales which had satisfied the requirements of art 25 of Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, and, therefore, the application failed.

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