*AMT Futures Ltd v Marzillier, Dr Meier & Dr Guntner Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. The claimant had entered into contracts with clients that were subject to English law and jurisdiction. The clients issued proceedings against the claimant in Germany, resulting in the claimant paying damages. The claimant issued proceedings against the defendant German lawyers in England, alleging that they had induced the claimants to bring proceedings in Germany in breach of their contracts. The defendant was unsuccessful in its challenge against the jurisdiction of the English court. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the defendant's appeal, as the place where the claimant had suffered the damage which formed the basis of its claim was Germany.

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