Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Company (c) and another v Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al-Refai and others

Practice – Service out of the jurisdiction. The second defendant company issued contempt proceedings against the director of the claimant companies. The director challenged the court's jurisdiction over him, and its previous orders for substituted and deemed service. The Commercial Court held that it was not open to hold that notice of the committal application could be served on the director under art 22 of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001. However, it refused to set aside its previous orders, and granted permission for service of the notice and supporting documents on the director in Saudi Arabia with retrospective effect.

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