Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. The Commercial Court dismissed the applicant defendants' application for a declaration that it had lacked jurisdiction over them in a dispute concerning the development of a site in Poland, and for an order setting aside the proceedings against them. The court was bound by a finding of the Cypriot court that the claims made against the applicants did not fall within the scope of a clause in an pledge agreement that would have displaced the prima facie jurisdiction of the English court.