Blue Tropic Ltd and another company v Chkhartishvili

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. The proceedings concerned linked cases in the British Virgin Islands and Georgia. The defendant, C, appealed against an order of the master dismissing his application for a declaration that the English court lacked jurisdiction to hear the claim. He submitted that the court lacked jurisdiction under art 22 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001. The Chancery Division held that art 22 of the Regulation did not apply, and that a stay of proceedings would not be granted.

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