*Misland (Cyprus) Investments Ltd and others v McKillen and another company; Quinlan v McKillen and another company

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. Two actions were brought before the English courts in relation to a dispute over control of leading hotels in London. The second defendant hotel in issue was domiciled in England. The first defendant investor in the hotels, who was Irish, applied for a declaration that the court had no jurisdiction to try the claims. A master ruled that the English Court had jurisdiction under art 6(1) of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 (the Brussels Regulation) on the basis that the court had jurisdiction over the second defendant. The first defendant appealed. The Chancery Division, in dismissing the appeal, held that requirements of art 6(1) of the Brussels Regulation had been met and the master had been right to dismiss the applications.

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