*Kruppa v Benedetti and another

Conflict of laws – Contract. The Commercial Court held that, on its true construction, a clause in three commercial agreements did not require the parties to refer any dispute to arbitration in the sense required by the Arbitration Act 1996. It merely envisaged the parties attempting to refer the matter to arbitration by agreement between them and, where they failed to reach such agreement, the English courts had jurisdiction on a non-exclusive basis.

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