Caresse Navigation Ltd v Zurich Assurances MAROC and others

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. The judge granted an interim anti-suit injunction against the defendant insurers on the basis that a bill of lading incorporated an English law and exclusive jurisdiction clause referred to in the charterparty. The defendants appealed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that the reasoning of the judge leading to the conclusion that the jurisdiction clause had been incorporated was compelling.

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