Desarrollo Immobiliario Y Negocios Industriales De Alta v Kader Holdings Company Ltd

Conflict of laws – Foreign judgment. The claimant sought to enforce the judgment of the Superior Court of Arizona concerning the lease of a property in Mexico in England and Wales. It contended that the Arizona court had jurisdiction by virtue of the parties' agreement to submit to the law and jurisdiction of Arizona. The Queen's Bench Division, in allowing the application, held that the parties had intended to substitute the law and jurisdiction of Arizona for those of Mexico. Further, despite the defendant's contention, there was no provision of Mexican public policy establishing that the state in Mexico where land was situated had exclusive jurisdiction over disputes related to leases of that land.

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