Novatrust Ltd v Kea Investments Ltd and other companies

Practice – Service out of the jurisdiction. The proceedings concerned the breakdown of relations around the ownership of a joint venture company, Spartan, incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The claimant was given permission to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction on Spartan and the first and second defendant companies, Kea and Harlaw. Kea and Harlaw challenged the grant of permission. The Chancery Division held that permission to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction would be set aside.

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