Re Pan Ocean Co. Ltd;

Practice – Stay of proceedings. The applicants sought a variation of a recognition order insofar as it stayed the commencement of actions or proceedings against the first respondent company to permit them to pursue contractual claims against the company in arbitration proceedings. The Companies Court, in allowing the application, held that extant proceedings in the Republic of Korea did not prevent determination of the application and the claims had merit. In the context of substantive claims involving contracts governed by English law and agreeing to disputes being heard in arbitration in London, the order would be modified by lifting the stay preventing that arbitration.

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